D'un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant / Actors, Networks, Theories

 
 

Author: Vincent Bonin

In collaboration with Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery

Design: Feed

In D'un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant / Actors, Networks, Theories, Vincent Bonin explores the notion of deferred receptions of theories and art through language, context and translations. The book explores the gap between the publication of a text in one language and that of its translation, or between the inaugural presentation of an artwork in one context and its subsequent display.


Texting Syria

 
 

Artist: Liam Maloney

Design: Studio TagTeam

 

For Syrians on the run escaping civil war, the mundane act of sending a text message proves to be a crucial line of connection with those left behind, a missive that confirms the survival or death of their loved ones.

In Texting Syria, photographer Liam Maloney examines how, along the journey refugees make from Syria to Lebanon and then Canada, mobile technology supports their struggles, transmitting strength and resistance. Gathered here are portraits, excerpts from text message conversations and images from popular culture that highlight intimate parallel narratives beyond the images disseminated in the media.

Liam Maloney is the recipient of the Dazibao award conferred during the 2015 Mois de la Photo à Montréal.

Nothing Will Surprise You Here

 

Artist : Velibor Božović

Authors : France Choinière, Gwynne Fulton

Graphisme : Studio TagTeam

With Nothing Will Surprise You Here, Velibor Božović has succeeded in infusing a dose of truth which surpasses our desire to cling to reality and facts, letting us be carried along by the self-evidence of events. Nothing surprises us here, but everything eludes us, as if aspirated by that truth held in shadow, so intrinsic that it is only revealed in the abstraction of the unspoken. We might see here an attempt to legitimate fiction as a means of attesting to history, but also a manifestation of the ascendance of the map over the territory.

The present publication is a constituent part of Velibor Božović’s exhibition project Nothing Will Surprise You Here, developed in collaboration with Dazibao.

Hidad

 

Artist: Nadia Seboussi

Authors: Mirna Boyadjian, Vincent Lavoie

Design: Tag Team Studio

Nadia Seboussi’s work takes up the question of armed conflict and what it gives rise to: violence, migration and exile.The works assembled for this publication focus on the representation of the Algerian tragedy by the recreation in video tableaux of these now-mythical depictions. 

This publication was produced in the context of the exhibition Hidad presented from November 19, 2015 to January 30, 2016

Performing an Archive

 

Artist: Suzy Lake

Design: Tag Team Studio

In Performing an Archive, Suzy Lake, an essential figure in Canadian contemporary art with an international reputation, continues her exploration of questions around identity and social issues. 

Suzy Lake is the recipient of the Dazibao award conferred during the 2013 Mois de la Photo à Montréal.