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Oh, Canada

Contemporary Art From North North America
(Book - 2012 )
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Oh, Canada (and the exhibition it accompanies at MASS MoCA) surveys nearly every province and territory, grouping artists by region, offering a new kind of travel guide with art as the main attraction. The result is not art that defines itself by national identity but rather some remarkable contemporary art that happens to be Canadian. Each section - from British Columbia and the Yukon to the Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the Ex-Pats - includes a text on the art of the region, interviews between artists, and examples of their work. Oh, Canada also includes a detailed exploration of today's Canadian art scene by the editor and whimsical shorter pieces in a variety of forms (travelogues, poems, even fiction) by other writers, among them Douglas Coupland and Jane Urquhart. An appendix offers two lists of Canadians you didn't know were Canadian - one compiled by an American and the other by a Canadian. Oh, Canada is an unprecedented, near-encyclopedic guide to Canadian contemporary art, and to Canada itself."--Pub. desc. "The fact that Canada has a vibrant contemporary art scene is no secret to Canadians, but in other parts of the world, including the United States, this is not as recognized as it deserves to be. This wide-ranging, comprehensive survey of contemporary Canadian art, showcasing the work of artists from all across the country, will change that. These artists include those who have risen to international prominence - Michael Snow, Garry Neill Kennedy, and Marcel Dzama, among others - as well as many artists who have yet to be discovered outside Canada.
Title: Oh, Canada
contemporary art from north North America
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2012.
Characteristics: 399 pages :,color illustrations, maps (some color) ;,26 cm
Content Type: still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Published in the occasion of an exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Contents: Buy America / Joseph Thompson
A love letter to the Great White North / Denise Markonish
Oh, Canada or: how I learned to love 3.8 million square miles of art north of the 49th parallel / Denise Markonish
British Columbia / Douglas Coupland
Of histories and blind spots / Candice Hopkins
Between friends and strangers: paraphrasing the Yukon / Lance Blomgren
The prairies: upon, above, within / Warren Cariou
The irreality of becoming a living culture / Wayne Baerwaldt
Saskatchewan / Jen Budney
Manitoba / Cliff Eyland
Nunavut / Nancy Campbell
Excerpt from the underpainter / Jane Urquhart
Is here there? Ontario at the center of the periphery / David Liss
French is the most beautiful language / Jacob Wren
Art made in a place / Lesley Johnstone
The escape, 1978 / Lisa Moore
3+1=4 ... 1+1+2=4 / John Murchie
No man is an island
and neither is Nova Scotia / Sarah Fillmore
Prince Edward Island / Pan Wendt
Newfoundland standard time / Bruce Johnson
The aitch of innocence / David Rakoff
Ex-pats: I didn't know they were Canadian / Steven Holmes
My 360-degree dervish library / Louise Déry
Some Canadians / Jack Risley.
Summary: Oh, Canada (and the exhibition it accompanies at MASS MoCA) surveys nearly every province and territory, grouping artists by region, offering a new kind of travel guide with art as the main attraction. The result is not art that defines itself by national identity but rather some remarkable contemporary art that happens to be Canadian. Each section - from British Columbia and the Yukon to the Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the Ex-Pats - includes a text on the art of the region, interviews between artists, and examples of their work. Oh, Canada also includes a detailed exploration of today's Canadian art scene by the editor and whimsical shorter pieces in a variety of forms (travelogues, poems, even fiction) by other writers, among them Douglas Coupland and Jane Urquhart. An appendix offers two lists of Canadians you didn't know were Canadian - one compiled by an American and the other by a Canadian. Oh, Canada is an unprecedented, near-encyclopedic guide to Canadian contemporary art, and to Canada itself."--Pub. desc.
"The fact that Canada has a vibrant contemporary art scene is no secret to Canadians, but in other parts of the world, including the United States, this is not as recognized as it deserves to be. This wide-ranging, comprehensive survey of contemporary Canadian art, showcasing the work of artists from all across the country, will change that. These artists include those who have risen to international prominence - Michael Snow, Garry Neill Kennedy, and Marcel Dzama, among others - as well as many artists who have yet to be discovered outside Canada.
Local Note: 53
ISBN: 0262018357
9780262018357
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Denise Markonish
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Art, Canadian 21st century. Art, Canadian 20th century.
Topical Term: Art, Canadian
Art, Canadian
LCCN: 2012013238
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