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Alex Morrison

Giving the Story a Treatment


Alex Morrison: Giving the Story a Treatment was published by the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Nicolaus Schafhausen; Frankfurter Kunstverein and Frankfurt am Main in 2005, with a text by Lars Bang Larsen and an interview by Jeff Derksen. Texts in both English and German.

In his documentations of youth lifestyles, particularly the culture of skaters, Alex Morrison questions to what extent sub-cultural expressions can be considered authentic, especially in the face of strategies of staging and their commercialization by the media.

The renowned Canadian writer Jeff Derksen and Danish art critic Lars Bang Larsen contribute penetrating perspectives into Morrison’s work, linking it in a historical continuum with activist moments of recent history and contemporary events.

Published with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Foreign Affairs Canada and Künstlerhaus Bethanien.


Contemporary Art Gallery; Lukas & Sternberg