Summer is here and we’re pleased to announce Issue 3.44 (Summer, 2021), our open themed issue gathered around the generative potential of revisioning.
Here’s what we have in store:
Through a multi-vocal text, Tarah Hogue and Ashlee Conery reflect on the exhibition lineages and land bases (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2020), considering the individual and entangled lives of Sewiṉchelwet (Sophie Frank) and Emily Carr, and the challenge this entanglement poses to Canadian art history.
Helen Cho revisits the life history of Tai Lam as narrated in her earlier film “So many wind,” leaning on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee to consider the ways in which testimony is articulated.
As a revision of Pound, Isabella Wang surfaces the hidden stories within Chinese characters in “Choreography of Forgetting.” Abigail Chabitnoy uses the Alutiiq concept of looking both ways to seek out patterns of meaning within the interconnected violences against women, land, water, and Indigeneity.
Visual poetry from Jim Johnstone (winner of our 2021 Robin Blaser Poetry contest) and Khashayar Mohammadi charts multiple pathways through the body and into the circuitry of the brain to question common binaries and beliefs.
In Whose Chinatown? Examining Chinatown Gazes in Art, Archives, and Collections (Griffin Art Projects, 2021) curator Karen Tam maps the histories and changes in North American Chinatowns over the decades while asking viewers to imagine the future of Chinatowns and their heritage.
Gallery Gachet shares the work and stories artists Nicole Desrosiers, Sabrina Lynn Hilton, Roberta Nazielm, Geraldine Brake and Vanessa Webster and coordinator Manuel Axel Strain exchanged during the year-long cooperative HART project at The Budzey.
Through their conversations, Elee Kraljii Gardiner and Klara du Plessis consider what the poetry reading would look like as an intentional and relational form, while Tanya Lukin Linklater and Robin Simpson speak to deliberate slowness and nuanced refusal in Linklater’s Slow Scrape and other works.
In our “see to see–” review section Joni Low focuses in on three pivotal moments in Ken Lum’s Everything is Relevant and Ted Byrne reads and rereads Lisa Robertson’s The Baudelaire Fractal.
Finally, cover artist Russna Kaur employs panels in her large-scale paintings to allow for continual change and shifting compositions.
We can’t wait to share this collection of incredible work with you!