Imagining resistance : visual culture and activism in Canada / J. Keri Cronin, Kirsty Robertson, editors.
- Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2011.
- Physical Description:
- x, 281 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
- Reference LibraryNX650 P6 I43 2011 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Also available in electronic format.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-270) and index.
Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, second, a collection of eleven essays that focus on a range of institutions, artists, events, and actions. The history of radical practice is spread through the book in a series of short interventions, ranging from the Refus global to anarchist inspired art, and from Aboriginal curatorial interventions to culture jamming. In each, the historical record is mined to rewrite and reverse Canadian art history, reworked here to illuminate the series of oppositional artistic endeavours that are often mentioned in discussions of Canadian art but rarely acknowledged as having an alternative history of their own. --Book Jacket.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Political aspects -- Canada.Politics in art -- Case studies.Politics in art.
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