Criticism & Theory

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At Home

By Lezli Rubin-Kunda

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and their lives. Rubin-Kunda is a multidisciplinary artist who examines these issues ... Read more

Craft Perception and Practice

Edited by Paula Gustafson, Nisse Gustafson, and Amy Gogarty

The series of Craft Perception and Practice volumes gives recognition to the exciting new developments in contemporary craft practice and scholarship. This second volume brings together 22 essays and critical commentaries by 19 independent critics and curators, professional ... Read more

Curationism

By David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns supreme, acting as the face of high-profile ... Read more

Depth Markers

By James D. Campbell

The first volume of James D. Campbell`s provocative essays on Canadian and international artists, this collection contains pieces on both abstract and postmodern art and provides an in-depth philosophical interrogation. This volume includes groundbreaking essays on such important ... Read more

Exploring Contemporary Craft

By Jean Johnson

 

The craft of craft, the art of craft - here in Canada we're just starting to really talk about these things. In March 1999, Jean Johnson, who runs Toronto's Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, organized a wildly successful symposium on the state of craft in Canada. Curators, ... Read more

Florine Stettheimer

Edited by Irene Gammell & Suzanne Zelazo

This collection of essays explores the multimodality of the work of Jazz-era New York saloniere, painter, and poet Florine Stettheimer, allowing readers to discover why Andy Warhol once called her his favourite artist. Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism ... Read more

textual vishyuns

By Carl Peters

Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound and performance poetry, few people recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance. While his drawings, paintings, collages and three-dimensional assemblages were ... Read more

Uncommitted Crimes

Theodor Adorno once remarked that, "...every work of art is an uncommitted crime." This book is a tribute to political artists who deviate from the mainstream and create art that engages with questions of societal oppression, survival, and resistance. It draws on interviews ... Read more

Utopic Impulses

Edited by Ruth Chambers & Amy Gogarty

Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice brings together ten essays and twenty artist projects to explore ceramics as a socially responsible practice. By framing particular ceramics practices as 'utopic impulses,' this anthology envisions new and stimulating conceptions ... Read more