D'un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant / Actors, Networks, Theories
Author: Vincent Bonin
In collaboration with Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
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.
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.