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Unboxed: Engagements in Social Space

Gallery 101 (2005), 132pp., ill., English, 8x8.5 in., 1896183131, tradepaper

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CATALOGUE LAUNCH: Friday, September 23 at 6pm

Unboxed: Engagements in Social Space, is a collection of critical essays about and by artists who work across the borders of art, architecture and performance. This collection is loosely based upon the lecture series that Gallery 101 and the Carleton University School of Architecture co-hosted throughout the fall and winter of 2002-2003. The goal of that series (entitled Unboxed: dialogues on art & architecture) was, in part, to engage both architecture students and practicing visual artists with this vital yet under-explored arena of interstitial practices. The anthology, which is an attempt to further broaden the audience for this work and thereby increase the number of potential participants, includes transcriptions of lectures by international artists: Vito Acconci, Lucy Orta, Jan-Erik Andersson and Marko Peljhan, as well as commissioned essays by Canadian artists: Ana Rewakowicz, Eduardo Aquino, Marie-Paule Macdonald, Jean-François Prost, Luc Lévesque, Steve Topping, and Adrian Blackwell.

Each text adds a unique and important mode of thinking about notions of space; directing us to consider the local and social connections between individuals and environments and, in their variety, they mirror the various ways we move in and around communities, rural and urban. Together, forming a challenging, engaging and accessible anthology that enlightens our way of seeing and our sense of being.

It provides rare and exceptional information on interdisciplinary practices for students in art and architecture departments everywhere. Its subject matter is highly theoretical as well as practical, accessible, and technical, and will be of immediate interest to the public in Canada and abroad.

This Publication is represented by the Literary Press Group of Canada, and is available to libraries, retail bookstores, etc. through LitDistCo (1.800.591.6250, fax: 1.800.591.6251

For individual retail sales contact Gallery 101 or YYZ Books (416.598.4546, fax 416.598.2282), 401 Richmond Street West, suite 140, Toronto, Canada M5V 3A8.