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Speaking Volumes

The introductory essay points to transformations in public discourses on art in Canada during the last forty years. In addition, critical texts propose an alternative to the historiography of the eighteen works in the exhibition which include films, videos, documentaries and television programmes produced between 1957 and 1996.

Vivan Sundaram: House/Boat

Marie-Michèle Cron presents the installation House/Boat shown at OBORO. Her essay focuses on elements of the work that suggest dislocation.

Indian Princess and Cowgirls: Stereotypes from the Frontier

Valaskakis’s essay proposes an analysis of historical and contemporary images of Indian princesses while Burgess examines the myths of the cowgirl in North American culture. Belmore’s bookwork was created especially for the publication.