Subject To Representation : Essays on the Politics of Representation

Lacey, Joanne; Antick, Paul; Mercer, Kobena; Beharry, Shauna. Subject To Representation : Essays on the Politics of Representation. Ottawa, Ont.: Galerie 101 Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

This publication documents a series of four exhibitions based on the theme of representation, presented at Gallery 101 in 1996-97. Lacey’s essay draws attention to how J. Grant’s paintings deconstruct familial ideology by means of “a subversive act of memory work.” Antick focuses on the subject of conflict within T. Moffatt’s “Scarred for Life?” series of photographs. Mercer suggests I. Udé employs an interventionist strategy of “diasporic neo-situationism” to critique stereotypes and the coding of difference in contemporary visual culture. S. Beharry’s response to M. Wong’s installation “She Takes His Bed,” centres on the problem of reductionism in art interpretation. The authors situate the artists’ works within various theoretical contexts – historical materialism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, multiculturalism and post-colonialism – and address a wide range of issues, including: childhood, memory, nostalgia, nationalism, colonialism, race, gender, silence and the body. Brief biographical notes on artists and authors. 65 bibl. ref.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Lacey, Joanne (Author); Antick, Paul (Author); Mercer, Kobena (Author); Beharry, Shauna (Author); Dion, François (Prefacer)
Dossier: 351 - GALERIE 101 (Ottawa)
Collation: 57 p. : 14 ill. (11 col.) ; 15 x 24 cm
ISBN: 1896183085
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Ottawa, Ont.: Galerie 101 Gallery
Artists: Grant, Jim; Moffatt, Tracey; Udé, Iké; Wong, Mary Sui Yee
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Ontario > Galerie 101 (Ottawa)
Event Statement: A series of exhibitions presented at Gallery 101 (Ottawa) in 1996-97.
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:14
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