Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

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JCS Best Article Prize (Vol. 52 2018):

Sarah E.K. Smith and Carla Taunton’s article “Unsettling Canadian Heritage: Decolonial Aesthetics in Canadian Video and Performance Art” (vol. 52, no.1) showcases the work of artists Leah Decter, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyêñ, and Caroline Monnet. Smith and Taunton examine the ways that elements of Canadian heritage such as the canoe, the Centennial, and NFB video archives are taken up in the work of these three artists. The authors argue that these contemporary art practices expand heritage away from closed nationalist narratives and toward decolonial aesthetics that centre settler accountability and Indigenous resurgence. In drawing together contemporary art and settler colonial studies, the article provides new insight into the possibilities and limitations of heritage studies.

 

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