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Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991–2018 brings together texts by Canadian artist Ken Lum. They include a letter to an editor, diary entries, articles, catalogue essays, curatorial statements, and more. Along the way, the reader learns about late modern, postmodern, and contemporary art practices, as well as debates around issues like race, class, and monumentality. Penetrating, insightful, and often moving, Lum’s writings are essential for understanding his practice, which has been prescient of developments within contemporary art, as well as the international art world over the last three decades.

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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. viii
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  1. Plates
  2. pp. ix-xxiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Ken Lum
  3. pp. xxv-xxvi
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  1. Preface
  2. Ken Lum
  3. pp. xxvii-xxxi
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  1. Introduction: Ken Lum Loves to Write: Twenty-Seven Years of Essays, Reviews, and Critical Texts
  2. Kitty Scott
  3. pp. xxxii-xlvi
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  1. 1991-2000
  1. Carnegie Library Project, 1991
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Homes, 1993
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. Soft Landing, 1995
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. The Difference Between Art and Fact, 1995
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. Seven Moments in the Life of a Chinese Canadian Artist, 1997
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. 6: New Vancouver Modern, 1998
  2. pp. 23-27
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  1. The Ambivalent Gaze of Thomas Ruff, 1998
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. Dak'Art 98, The Dakar Biennale, 1998
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. On Board, The Raft of the Medusa, 1999
  2. pp. 35-41
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  1. Untitled, 1999
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. Canadian Cultural Policy: A Problem of Metaphysics, 1999
  2. pp. 44-58
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  1. The London Art Diaries, 1999-2000
  2. pp. 59-90
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  1. 2001-2010
  1. Inaugural Editorial, 2002
  2. pp. 92-97
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  1. Prix de Rome Commentary, 2003
  2. pp. 98-103
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  1. Aesthetic Education in Republican China: A Convergence of Ideals, 2004
  2. pp. 104-117
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  1. Should Artists Be Curating the Next Documenta?, 2004
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. Surprising Sharjah, 2005
  2. pp. 121-129
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  1. Art and Ethnology: A Relationship in Ironies, 2005
  2. pp. 130-137
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  1. Unfolding Identities, 2005
  2. pp. 138-143
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  1. Contemporary Art Within and Without Institutions, 2005
  2. pp. 144-147
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  1. Gentle Indifference: The Art of Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, 2006
  2. pp. 148-155
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  1. Something’s Missing, 2006
  2. pp. 156-163
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  1. Encountering Chen Zhen: A Paris Portal, 2007
  2. pp. 164-175
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  1. Visuality and Opticality in the Art of Tania Mouraud, 2009
  2. pp. 176-178
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  1. Dear Steven, 2009
  2. pp. 179-187
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  1. To Say or Not to Say, 2009
  2. pp. 188-195
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  1. Barthes in Beijing, 2009
  2. pp. 196-197
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  1. Melly Shum Hates Her Job but Not the Witte de With, 2010
  2. pp. 198-202
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  1. Hope in Saint-Roch, 2010
  2. pp. 203-207
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  1. 2011-2018
  1. The City of Brotherly Love, 2012
  2. pp. 209-212
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  1. From Analog to Digital: A Consideration of Photographic Truth, 2012
  2. pp. 213-223
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  1. Canadian Identity Debates Are Broken. Let’s Fix Them. 2013
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. Looking Up, 2013
  2. pp. 228-233
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  1. Ian Wilson: From Chalk Circle to Full Circle, 2013
  2. pp. 234-245
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  1. Some Reflections on Urban Public Art Today, 2014
  2. pp. 246-250
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  1. Living in America, 2016
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. The Other in the Carpet, 2016
  2. pp. 255-263
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  1. On Monument Lab, 2018
  2. pp. 264-269
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  1. Tracking Colonialism from Delhi to Toronto: Edward VII in Queen’s Park, 2018
  2. pp. 270-275
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  1. Me and Mel Chin, 2018
  2. pp. 276-279
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  1. Eternal Glory to the People’s Heroes! On Beijing’s Monument to the People’s Heroes, 2018
  2. pp. 280-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-290
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781988111025
Related ISBN
9781988111001
MARC Record
OCLC
1117497870
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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