Engendering an Avant-Garde

Engendering an Avant-Garde The Unsettled Landscapes of Vancouver Photo-Conceptualism - Rethinking Art's Histories

Hardback (22 Mar 2018) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526101198
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.04075
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 754g
Height: 164mm
Width: 249mm
Spine width: 21mm