Remembering Postmodernism: Trends in Canadian Art, 1970-1990 by Mark A. CheethamRemembering Postmodernism: Trends in Canadian Art, 1970-1990 by Mark A. Cheetham

Remembering Postmodernism: Trends in Canadian Art, 1970-1990

byMark A. Cheetham, Linda Hutcheon

Paperback | April 11, 2012

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The postmodern in Canadian visual arts had reached its zenith by the late 1980s. When Remembering Postmodernism was published just a few yeast later, it was perfectly poised to be the first detailed examination of this movement in Canadian art. Lauded as "ground breaking" and "intelligent" bycritics, Mark A. Cheetham's study focuses on memory as a central and recurring issue in the work of some forty of our leading artists, individual and collective. Among the artists discussed are Bruce Barber, Carl Beam, Ian Carr-Harris, Melvin Charney, Allyson Clay, Andy Fabo, Joe Fafard, GeneralIdea, Angela Grauerholz, Janice Gurney, Barbara Steinman, and Joanne Tod.Cheetham's discussion deals with postmodernism's relation to the art-historical past as well as its built-in retrospective construction of modernism, against which it defines itself. In addition, he explores such issues as the gender implications of art-historical remembering and the social andfrequently political potentials of postmodern art. In her afterword, noted theorist Linda Hutcheon presents a broad overview situating Cheetham's detailed discussions within the ongoing debates about postmodernism in Canada and internationally. Illustrated with 30 colour reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and installations, the second edition of Remembering Postmodernism is an essential book for anyone concerned with the history of the visual arts in Canada in their international context.
Mark A. Cheetham is a professor of art history at the University of Toronto. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Art Journal Award, he is the author of a dozen books, volumes, and exhibition catalogues, most recently Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The "Englishness" of English Art Theory since the Eigh...
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Title:Remembering Postmodernism: Trends in Canadian Art, 1970-1990Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionIntroduction1. Remembering Art's Past2. Remembering the Subject3. Remembering SocietyAfterword by Linda Hutcheon: Postmodernism's Ironic Paradoxes: Politics and ArtNotes on ArtistsReferencesIndex

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"thought-provoking work." --The Prairie Journal