Other Conundrums : Race, Culture and Canadian Art

Gagnon, Monika Kin and Brown, Lorna and Edelstein, Susan. Other Conundrums : Race, Culture and Canadian Art. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press; Kamloops, BC: Artspeak Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

Anthology containing 11 essays by Gagnon (originally published between 1990 and 1997) on issues of race and cultural difference in Canadian art production. In her introduction, the author refers to the cultural movement of the 1980s and 1990s which has inspired her writings, and to the “double bind of cultural race politics.” She mentions identity and representation as key terms in the discussion and draws attention to a number of “markers” which are not developed in the selected texts. Includes a study of D. Claxton’s video installations; an account of Canadian anti-racist initiatives in the arts (1989-1994); letters to J. Hassan concerning the 1993 annual general meeting of the Association of National Non-Profit Artists’ Centres (ANNPAC); a discussion of East Asian Canadian video production; a commentary on the 1993 Kamloops Art Gallery exhibition “Dual Cultures;” an analysis of S. Mootoo’s photocopy works (1991-1994); and essays on J. Hassan’s and P. Wong’s work. Also includes three short “lexicons.” List of artists and works reproduced. Filmography/videography 2 p. Bibliography 6 p. Index 4 p.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Gagnon, Monika Kin (Author); Lai, Larissa (Prefacer); Brown, Lorna (Author); Edelstein, Susan (Author)
Dossier: 480 - GAGNON, MONIKA KIN
Collation: 195 p. : 42 ill. (22 col.) ; 23 x 16 cm
ISBN: 1551520923
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press; Kamloops, BC: Artspeak Gallery
Artists: Claxton, Dana; Mootoo, Shani; Hassan, Jamelie; Wong, Paul; Yuen, Sharyn; Nguyen, Nhan Duc; Tsang, Henry; Marshall, Teresa
Keywords: RACE; IDENTITY; REPRESENTATION; CULTURAL POLITICS; HYBRIDITY; LAKOTA CULTURE; CULTURAL DIFFERENCE; RACISM; IN VISIBLE COLOURS; MINQUON PANCHAYAT; WRITING THROUGH RACE
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:16
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/14145
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