Series - Vancouver Anthology

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Vancouver Anthology

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  • [1977?]-2012 (Creation)

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82 cm of textual records and other material

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Series documents the editing, design, and publication of Vancouver Anthology, an anthology of essays published by the Or Gallery. The collected essays by Stan Douglas, Keith Wallace, Sara Diamond, Nancy Shaw, Maria Insell, William Wood, Carol Williams, Robin Peck, Robert Linsley, Scott Watson, and Marcia Crosby were first presented in Fall 1990 as part of a lecture series entitled Vancouver Anthology: Lectures on Art in British Columbia, in which the authors presented their research in a forum to the local arts community before their papers were sent to print. The papers documented a range of Vancouver cultural practices, including the emergence of artist-run centres, experimental performance and video, feminist activity, collaboration, sculpture, painting, art criticism, and conceptual art and landscape, as well as critical reflections on perceptions of Indigenous peoples’ cultures. Vancouver Anthology was first published in 1991 and re-published in its second edition in 2009.

Records consist of proofs, mock-ups, photographic materials, correspondence, and other material relating to the production of Vancouver Anthology’s first and second editions.

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A portion of materials in this series arrived with no apparent physical order. When no original order was present, the archivist created and arranged files according to material type, proof authors, and/or proof annotations. Such files have no formal title, only a title supplied by the archivist in brackets. Where present, the archivist maintained original file titles and the original order of records within files.

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Series includes: 82 cm of textual records, 96 slides, 58 photographs, 50 negatives, and 1 contact sheet.

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