By J. Keri Cronin,Kirsty Robertson

Imagining Resistance: visible tradition and Activism in Canada bargains separate yet interconnected innovations for studying substitute tradition in Canada from the Forties via to the current: first, a heritage of radical inventive perform in Canada and, moment, a set of 11 essays that concentrate on a variety of associations, artists, occasions, and activities. The heritage of radical perform is unfold during the booklet in a chain of brief interventions, starting from the Refus global to anarchist-inspired artwork, and from Aboriginal curatorial interventions to tradition jamming. In every one, the ancient checklist is mined to rewrite and opposite Canadian paintings history—reworked right here to light up the sequence of oppositional inventive endeavours which are usually pointed out in discussions of Canadian artwork yet hardly said as having another background in their personal.

along, authors reflect on case experiences as diversified because the anti-war paintings performed via John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Montreal and Toronto, contemporary exhibitions of activist artwork in Canadian associations, radical motion pictures, functionality artwork, protests opposed to the Olympics, interventions into anti-immigrant sentiment in Montreal, and paintings by means of Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas. Taken jointly, the writings in Imagining Resistance contact at the neighborhood, the worldwide, the nationwide, and post-national to visualize a truly diverse panorama of cultural perform in Canada.

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