Imagining Resistance : Visual culture and activism in Canada

Robertson, Kristy and Cronin, Keri J. and Forkert, Kirsten and Hameed, Ayesha and Jefferess, David and Kaplan, Louis and Lauzon, Claudette and Phillips, Ruth and Scholette, Gregory. Imagining Resistance : Visual culture and activism in Canada. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2011.

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Abstract (English)

" Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, second, a collection of eleven essays that focus on a range of institutions, artists, events, and actions. The history of radical practice is spread through the book in a series of short interventions, ranging from the Refus global to anarchist-inspired art, and from Aboriginal curatorial interventions to culture jamming. In each, the historical record is mined to rewrite and reverse Canadian art history—reworked here to illuminate the series of oppositional artistic endeavours that are often mentioned in discussions of Canadian art but rarely acknowledged as having an alternative history of their own." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Robertson, Kristy (Editor); Cronin, Keri J. (Editor); Robertson, Kristy (Author); Cronin, Keri J. (Author); Forkert, Kirsten (Author); Hameed, Ayesha (Author); Jefferess, David (Author); Kaplan, Louis (Author); Lauzon, Claudette (Author); Phillips, Ruth (Author); Scholette, Gregory (Author); Wyman, Jessica (Artist)
Dossier: 700 - ART ET SOCIÉTÉ / ART AND SOCIETY
Collation: 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781554582570
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press
Artists: General Idea (Collective); Beveridge, Karl; Condé, Carole; Ono, Yoko; [et alii]
Keywords: ART AND POLITICS; ACTIVISM; REPRESENTATION; CULTURAL POLITICS; COPYRIGHT; ABORIGINAL ART; CANADIAN ART MILIEU
Copyright Statement: Wilfred Laurier University Press
Notes:

Includes index.
Includes bibliography p. 251-270.
Includes biographical notes.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 21:43
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 17:01
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/26725
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