Is Toronto Burning? Three Year in the Making and Unmaking of the Toronto Art Scene

Monk, Philip. Is Toronto Burning? Three Year in the Making and Unmaking of the Toronto Art Scene. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of York University; London, England: Black Dog Publishing, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"Is Toronto Burning? Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene takes the reader on a journey through a period rich in the invention of new artistic forms. Punk, semiotics and fashion were equally influential, not to mention transgressive sexuality. Large-scale photographic blow-ups appropriated the language of advertising. Video and performance were aligned in simulations of television production, as the 'underground' mimicked the models of the mainstream for its own critical or satiric purposes. With no guiding movement, and the influence of New York in decline, anything was possible—even the new idea of an art community as a fictional creation. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Monk, Philip (Author)
Dossier: 351 - AGYU : ART GALLERY OF YORK UNIVERSITY (Toronto)
Collation: 253 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781910433379
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of York University; London, England: Black Dog Publishing
Artists: Beveridge, Karl; Buchan, David; Carr-Harris, Ian; Condé, Carole; General Idea (Collective); Robertson, Clive; [et alii]
Keywords: TORONTO; ART METROPOLE (Toronto); SUBCULTURE; ART AND SOCIETY; ARCHIVES; ARTIST-RUN CENTRES; FILE MEGAZINE
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of York University
Notes:

Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2018 18:04
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 22:03
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/29035
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