Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing

Oct 20, 2022
Field:

Talk

Location:

Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Description:

Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing was a panel discussion that explored the histories and contemporary work of Canadian art publications. Featuring Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, art editor of The Capilano Review; Zool Suleman, editor and co-founder of Rungh; Maxine Proctor, editor of BlackFlash; and Susan Gibb, executive director of Western Front representing the former Front Magazine, each speaker highlighted a noteworthy back issue, showcasing how their publication has grown, shifted, or taken risks. Back Issues aimed to initiate a conversation about the value of art writing and publishing, not simply as timely reverberations but as materials that influence art history and advocate for who and what is remembered. The presentations were followed by a question and answer period moderated by Proctor. 

A livestream of the event was available on Vimeo.

Curated by Maxine Proctor.

Presented as part of Art Book Month.

Zool Suleman presenting at Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, Oct 20, 2022. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.
Maxine Proctor presenting at Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, Oct 20, 2022. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.
Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross and Susan Gibb presenting at Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, Oct 20, 2022. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.
Maxine Proctor, Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, Susan Gibb, and Zool Suleman presenting at Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, Oct 20, 2022. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.
Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross presenting at Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, Oct 20, 2022. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.
Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing, video documentation, Oct 20, 2022. 1 hr. 29 min. 17 sec. Camera by Qiuli Wu.

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