Material Girls


Material Girls


28 x 23 cm | 9 x 11 in

122 ills | 144 pages

Contributors: Blair Fornwald, Wendy Peart, Jennifer Matotek

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Featuring installation images and critical essays by the exhibition curator and guest writers, Material Girls documents the exhibition of the same name that brought together Canadian and international female artists.

The large-scale group exhibition Material Girls, which this book documents, was an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminised body, gendered space and capitalised desire, bringing together emerging, mid-career and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds.

This publication features full-colour installation images, along with details of several works, and three critical essays by the exhibition curator and guest writers. Sumptuous, decorative and visually overwhelming, the contents of Material Girls becomes a horror vacui, a jubilant and visceral counterpoint to the modernist-derived and ideologically constructed convention of the austere white cube.

Artists featured include: Christi Belcourt, Karin Bubaš, Raphaëlle de Groot, Jodie Mack, Ran Hwang, Felice Koenig, Sarah Anne Johnson, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong.