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RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting


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Edited by Cheryl Sim
Contributors: Rahel Aima, Mojeanne Behzadi, Eunice Bélidor, Hera Chan, Joséphine Denis, Tammer El-Sheik, Dominique Fontaine, Diane Gistal, Phoebe Greenberg, Joseph Henry, Emily Jan, Adrienne R. Johnson, Marissa Largo, Yaniya Lee, Joseph O. Legaspi, Sarah Nesbitt, James Oscar, Ara Osterweil, Janice Lobo Sapiago, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Cheryl Sim, Robin Simpson, Rachel Spence, Tracy Valcourt, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, and Paul Zits

This richly illustrated volume explores the multiple and evolving meanings of diaspora, its condition, and its experiences as expressed through painting. Relations brings together artists who address questions of diaspora from diverse perspectives, methodologies, and aesthetic languages. With its own deep and complex history, painting becomes a particularly provocative lens through which to explore the complications and diversities that are analogous to the richness and wide range of diasporic experiences. RELATIONS is produced alongside a group show organized at the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal. The volume includes full-color reproductions of these artists’ works and is enriched by installation views of the exhibition, as well as texts by the curator and an interdisciplinary collection of writers who explore the practices of each artist.

RELATIONS includes work from artists such as Larry Achiampong, Hurvin Anderson, Kamrooz Aram, Firelei Báez, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Frank Bowling, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher, Rick Leong, Manuel Mathieu, Jordan Nassar, Yoko Ono, Maia Cruz Palileo, Rajni Perera, Jessica Sabogal, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Marigold Santos, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Shanna Strauss, Salman Toor, Hajra Waheed, and Jinny Yu.

The exhibition premiered at the PHI Foundation from July 8 until December 7, 2020 and is currently presented at Esker Foundation from July 24 through to November 27, 2021.

ISBN 978-3-7774-3599-2
224 pages, hardcover
Languages: English and French
Colour images
31 X 23 X 2.5 cm


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Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 31 × 23 × 3 cm

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