Desire Change : Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada

Davis, Heather and Anderson, Janice and Badger, Gina and Christensen, Amber and Cope, Karen and Fournier, Lauren and Fung, Amy and Huneault, Kristina and Jim, Alice Ming Wai and Linklater, Tanya Lukin and Sanader, Daniella and St-Gelais, Thérèse and Wark, Jane. Desire Change : Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada. Montréal, Qc: McGill-Queen's University Press; Winnipeg, Man.: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"In the resistance to the violence of gender-based oppression, vibrant - but often ignored - worlds have emerged, full of nuance, humour, and beauty. Correcting an absense of writing about contemporary feminist work by Canadian artists, Desire Change considers the resurgence of feminist art, thought, and practice in the past decade by examining artworks that respond to themes of diversity and desire.

Essays by historians, artists, and curators present an overview of a range of artistic practices including performance, installation, video, textiles, and photography. Contributors address the desire for change through three central frames: how feminist art has significantly contributed to the complex understanding of gender as it intersects with sexuality and race; the necessary critique of patriarchy and institutions as they relate to colonization within the Canadian national-state; and the ways in which contemporary critiques are formed and expressed. The resulting collection addresses art through an activist lens to examine intersectional feminism, decolonization, and feminist institution building in a Canadian context. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Davis, Heather (Editor); Davis, Heather (Author); Anderson, Janice (Author); Badger, Gina (Author); Christensen, Amber (Author); Cope, Karen (Author); Fournier, Lauren (Author); Fung, Amy (Author); Huneault, Kristina (Author); Jim, Alice Ming Wai (Author); Linklater, Tanya Lukin (Author); Sanader, Daniella (Author); St-Gelais, Thérèse (Author); Wark, Jane (Author); [error in script]
Dossier: 700 - FEMMES DANS LES ARTS - FÉMINISME / WOMEN IN THE ARTS - FEMINISM
Location: Double mis dans la réserve - Boite 14
Collation: 316 p. ; col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780773549371
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montréal, Qc: McGill-Queen's University Press; Winnipeg, Man.: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)
Artists: Bancroft, Marian Penner; Belmore, Rebecca; Clay, Allyson; Dempsey, Shawna; Jacob-Allard, Myriam; Jackson, Lisa; Myre, Nadia; Mauve (Collectif); Millan, Lorri; Ramsden, Anne; Sim, Cheryl; Slade, Kathy; Logue, Deirdre; Turner, Camille; Yoon, Jin-Me; [et alii]
Keywords: FEMINISM; CANADIAN ART; ART HISTORY; ACTIVISM; ART AND SOCIETY; WOMEN ARTISTS; INDIGENOUS ARTISTS
Copyright Statement: McGill-Queen's University Press; Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)
Notes:

Dust jacket.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes biographical notes.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 18:58
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 19:26
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/28287
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