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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street

Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday, 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
Publication

Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed

Multiple Elementary

$25.00

Part exhibition catalogue, part artists’ book, and part candy store advertisement, Multiple Elementary explores the elementary school classroom as a site for the invention and reception of contemporary art practices. The book explores aesthetic and representative possibilities for process-based and publicly oriented artworks, especially amidst the complications and contradictions inherent to collaborations with children.

Contributors take-up adult-child relationships, the wildness of children and the contact-high they offer to artists attempting to recuperate wonder, failure, and queerness in their work. The commissioned texts also explore the reception of childrens’ art outside of the classroom, the unruly behavior of artist multiples and taste-making in relationship to the ‘Other.’ Finally, a lexicon for curatorial, pedagogical and feminist-material-discursivity is offered to further locate Multiple Elementary amongst larger cultural questions.

With contributions by:

Lorna Brown

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik

Mark Clintberg

Jack Halberstam

Sydney Hermant

Vesna Krstich

Chris Lee

Stephanie Springgay

Maiko Tanaka

Year2018
Publisher

YYZBOOKS; Black Dog Publishing