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THE BODY/LE CORPS: ZEITGENOSSISCHE KUNST AUS KANADA/CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART/ART CONTEMPORAIN CANADIEN. Ed. by Hans-Michael Herzog. Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 1994. Published in association with Edition Stemmle AG, Kilchberg/Zurich. 144 pp. with 102 ills. (27 col.). 28 x 25 cm. LC 96-137026 ISBN 3905514354 Trilingual in German, English and French (most entries in English only).
Surveys the multifaceted role of the human body as a theme and symbol in photographs and photo-based pieces produced from 1989 to 1993 by nine Canadian artists, presenting full-page reproductions of works that range from Donigan Cumming's dramatic nude studies of an elderly woman to Evergon's staged depictions of masked nudes and a sequence of computer-modified images of a wooden lay figure by John Massey. An introductory critical text augments detailed commentaries on the featured photographers and an essay discussing from a historical perspective the status of the human body as a vehicle of cultural values.
Indexing: Western — Canada — Post-1990 — Photography
Plans: 02,03,20,23,25
Worldwide Number: 024739
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