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Points of Departure: Vera Frenkel Words and Works


This ambitious and beautiful publication features a brilliant overview of Vera Frenkel’s practice by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and has its roots in “Ways of Telling”, the exhibition he curated for our museum in the Winter of 2014.

Vera Frenkel is among a small number of artists who have changed the way in which art is practiced in Canada. Her recombinant, exploratory works, addressing themes of human migration, cultural memory, censorship and the bureaucratization of experience have been exhibited in key venues from documenta IX, Kassel to the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; from MoMA, New York to the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin.

The book explores Frenkel’s use of interdisciplinary, socially engaged approaches throughout her practice and underscores the impact of her work on Canadian contemporary art.


Edited by Duncan McCorquodale and  Jonathan Shaughnessy

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

99 in stock

Additional Information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 38 x 26 x 3 cm
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