Back Issues: A Conversation About Art Writing and Publishing

Oct 20, 2022



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


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.

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