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Ian Wallace: a literature of images

This is the first extensive survey catalogue of the work of Vancouver-based artist Ian Wallaceża key figure of the extraordinary artistic ferment in the Canadian city of Vancouver, a pioneer and theorist of its internationally regarded tradition of photo-conceptualism, and a teacher and colleague of such luminaries as Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, and Stan Douglas. Energized by the dialectic tensions between monochrome painting and documentary or staged photography, between the emblematic sites of street, studio and nature, Wallaceżs practice fosters engagement with the persistent impulses of vanguard modernism.A distinguished company of European thinkers, curators and critics have been invited to consider Wallaceżs art, inspirations, and influence: Vanessa Joan M¸ller considers the persistence of the monochrome in the artistżs oeuvre; Thomas Weski considers his engagement with the development of photo-conceptualism; Dieter Roelstraete addresses the dialectics of street and studio; and the eminent French philosopher Jacques Rancičre pursues his on-going meditation on the politics of aesthetics, which has had a strong influence on Wallaceżs thinking about art. The indispensable reference includes extensive color reproductions, catalogue of exhibited works, a chronology, and thorough bibliographic information.

Text: Szewczyk Monika. pp. 217; hardcover. Publisher: Sternberg Press, New York, 2008.

ISBN: 9781933128511| 1933128518
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This is the first extensive survey catalogue of the work of Vancouver-based artist Ian Wallaceża key figure of the extraordinary artistic ferment in the Canadian city of Vancouver, a pioneer and theorist of its internationally regarded tradition of photo-conceptualism, and a teacher and colleague of such luminaries as Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, and Stan Douglas. Energized by the dialectic tensions between monochrome painting and documentary or staged photography, between the emblematic sites of street, studio and nature, Wallaceżs practice fosters engagement with the persistent impulses of vanguard modernism.A distinguished company of European thinkers, curators and critics have been invited to consider Wallaceżs art, inspirations, and influence: Vanessa Joan M¸ller considers the persistence of the monochrome in the artistżs oeuvre; Thomas Weski considers his engagement with the development of photo-conceptualism; Dieter Roelstraete addresses the dialectics of street and studio; and the eminent French philosopher Jacques Rancičre pursues his on-going meditation on the politics of aesthetics, which has had a strong influence on Wallaceżs thinking about art. The indispensable reference includes extensive color reproductions, catalogue of exhibited works, a chronology, and thorough bibliographic information.