Softcover, 9 x 9 in.
232 pp. / 110 pp colour.
Published by YYZBOOKS and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Robert Bean is an artist, writer, and teacher living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently a Professor at NSCAD University. Bean has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. He has published articles on photography, art, and cultural history, has written catalogue essays, and completed numerous curatorial projects.
Image and Inscription presents the diversity and the changeable milieu of photographic practice and evokes an unanticipated moment in Canadian photography. It also represents an important step inexpanding the contemporary authorship on photography in Canada. The practice of photography and photo-based art has established a unique presence in art since 1945. It has surpassed Walter Benjamin’s predictions on image literacy and critical inscription. Explorations of temporality, history, narrative, memory and forgetting, situated identity, contemporary technology, and art are infused through the images and texts assembled in this volume. – from the Introduction by Robert Bean
The publication of Image and Inscription celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, an artist-run centre whose mandate is to promote photo-based art through exhibition and dissemination.
List of Artist Pages
Cercles Chromatiques de M.E. Chevreul, 1861
Tales Without Grounds
Eve K. Tremblay
The System of Allusions
Light in the Loafers: The Gaynor Photographs of Gaetan Dugas and the Invention of Patient Zero
Nation, Identity, Periphery, and Modernity: Synthesizing Canada’s Photographic History
Objects of Desire: The Photo Art of William Eakin
First Nation’s BC
The Metropolitan Museum of Edward Milla
The Post/Colonial Photographic Archive and the Work of Memory
Jayce Salloum: Archive of the Street
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher
Because of Burning and Ashes: A Few Works by Robert Frank and Lani Maestro
Questions of Obsolescence
We Have a Situation: Sorry
ISBN: 0-920397-41-7 / 978-0-920397-41-1