Migrating the Margins : Circumlocating the Future of Toronto Art

Chhangur, Emelie and Monk, Philip. Migrating the Margins : Circumlocating the Future of Toronto Art. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of York University, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"The future of Toronto art is now - and it is happening in that assembler of difference, the suburbs. Migrating the Margins traces the roots of artists' diasporic identities as rerouted through the cosmopolitan hospitality of Toronto's suburbs. Being at home with an elsewhere is a common condition, but suburban artists affiliate themselves with their neighbours in the peripheries rather than seek their identities 'back home' or mimic the artistic strategies of the centre. Beyond the identity politics of postcolonialism, beyond postcolonialism itself, these artists reflect an appositional practice that links periphery to periphery. [...] As a result of the peripheries no longer reporting to the centre, we no longer look to the past to legitimate our history but to the diversifying differences of an evolving future. Taking a Glissantian point of view on Toronto's creole conditions as an organized manifestation of diversity, this books sketches out some of the developing characteristics of an aesthetics of amalgamation that have newly evolved in suburban conditions of peripheral circulation and diversifying totality. The suburbs and suburban artists are forever fated to be entangled in difference, where rooted identities are a thing of the past." -- p. 4 of cover.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Chhangur, Emelie (Author); Monk, Philip (Author)
Collation: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 9780921972785
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of York University
Artists: DeFreitas, Erika; Fernandes, Marilyn; Jordan, Anique; Lewis, Tau; Matharu, Pamila; Miranda, Farrah; Otherness; Perera, Rajni; Sidhu, Nep; Sister Co-Resister
Critics / Curators / Historians: Chhangur, Emelie; Monk, Philip
Art Organizations: Agyu : Art Gallery Of York University (Toronto)
Event Title: Migrating the Margins
Type: Exhibition
Location: Art Gallery of York University (Toronto, Ont.)
Dates: 15 Sept. - 3 Dec. 2017
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of York University; the writers and the artists
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 21:07
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 21:57
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30621
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