Engendering an Avant-Garde The Unsettled Landscapes of Vancouver Photo-Conceptualism

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Engendering an avant-garde is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists' creation of 'defeatured landscapes' between 1968-71 to their cinematographic photographs of the late 1970s and the backlash against such work by other artists in the late 1980s. It is the first study to provide a structural account for why the group remains all-male. It accomplishes this by demonstrating that the importation of a European discourse of avant-garde activity, which assumed masculine social privilege and public activity, effectively excluded women artists from membership.
Product code: 9781526101198
Author: Leah Modigliani
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Language: English
Pages: 662
Format: 164 x 249 x 21 (mm)
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