Imagining Resistance

Visual Culture & Activism in Canada
 
 
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 26. April 2011
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 294 Seiten
978-1-55458-257-0 (ISBN)
 
Offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, a collection of eleven essays that focus on a range of institutions, artists, events, and actions.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
b/w illus
  • Höhe: 228 mm
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  • Breite: 154 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 426 gr
978-1-55458-257-0 (9781554582570)
1554582571 (1554582571)
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J. Keri Cronin is an assistant professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University. She is also a faculty affiliate in Brockas Social Justice & Equity Studies Graduate Program, the editor of The Brock Review , and part of the organizing committee for Greenscapes, a biennial conference on the cultural history of gardens held at Brock University. She is the author of Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper National Park (2010). Kirsty Robertson is a professor of contemporary art and museum studies at the University of Western Ontario. She has published widely in her two major areas of research, globalization, creative industries and activism; and the study of wearable technologies, immersive environments, and the potential overlap(s) between textiles and technologies. She is completing her manuscript Tear Gas Epiphanies: New Economies of Protest, Vision and Culture in Canada .
Imagining Resistance: An Introduction; Speaking Pie to Power: Can We Resist the Historic Compromise of Neoliberal Art?; John & Yokos Media War for Peace; Monumental Interventions: Jeffrey Thomas Seizes Commemorative Space; Resistant Performers & Engaged/ing Public(s); Borders in the City; Bread & Five Ring Circuses: Art, Activism, & the Olympic Games in Vancouver & London; APEC at the Museum of Anthropology: The Politics of Site & the Poetics of Sight Bite; Titanium Motherships of the New Economy: Museums, Neoliberalism, & Resistance; Behind the Mask/I Am the Other: Solidarity & Struggle in The Fourth World War; Toward a Conclusion: A Focus on the Visual Culture of Activism; Index.
A smart and comprehensive look at the multiple ways in which art has engaged with politics in the Canadian context. This book provides a thorough account of the ever-shifting relationship between art and activism. Part of the rich usefulness of the book is its openness to considering activism in its different forms, from the recent anti-Olympic projects by artists in Vancouver through the public interventions made by John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Canadian visit of 1969. Imagining Resistance is particularly well-suited for teachers of art history and cultural studies. Well-written, rigorous, and accessible, this is a field-defining book and an important event in the study of Canadian art and culture.''--Will Straw

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