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Other Conundrums: Race, Culture, and Canadian Art Monika Kin Gagnon

Other Conundrums: Race, Culture, and Canadian Art

Monika Kin Gagnon

Published July 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781551520926
Paperback
195 pages
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 About the Book 

Other Conundrums, copublished with Vancouvers Artspeak Gallery and the Kamloops Art Gallery, is an extraordinary collection of essays on Canadian artists of colour by Monika Kin Gagnon, one of Canadas most respected art writers and curators. TheMoreOther Conundrums, copublished with Vancouvers Artspeak Gallery and the Kamloops Art Gallery, is an extraordinary collection of essays on Canadian artists of colour by Monika Kin Gagnon, one of Canadas most respected art writers and curators. The essays explore the history of cultural production in this country with an emphasis on race, cultural difference, and cultural hybridity. Using specific artists and exhibitions as a starting-point for Gagnons discussions, these essays, and the artists she writes about, are firmly grounded in Canadian cultural events, artistic projects, and theoretical ideas concerning race and culture which have circulated in often disparate contexts for the last decade. The book makes a distinctively Canadian contribution to ongoing dialogues on issues of race and culture that have originated from artists, writers, and theorists from the US and Britain, and provides an important and relevatory context to the work of Canadas artists of colour. The book includes numerous colour and black and white images, and a foreword by award-winning writer Larissa Lai (When Fox Is a Thousand). Chapters include overviews of the work of such artists as Shani Mootoo, Paul Wong, Jamelie Hassan, and Dana Claxton. Other Conundrums is an essential snapshot of contemporary issues surrounding race and identity as revealed in visual art.