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Jessica Auer, January – James D. Campbell, Bluer than Blue

Jessica Auer, January – James D. Campbell, Bluer than Blue

January 13, 2020 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — Who better than a seasoned photographer to explore the phenomenology of light? Jessica Auer’s recent series January, created during a 2015 residency in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, is a thematic work of great visual poetry…

Geneviève Chevalier, Mon boisé, phase II – John K. Grande, My Woodland, or the Developers’?

Geneviève Chevalier, Mon boisé, phase II – John K. Grande, My Woodland, or the Developers’?

January 8, 2020 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — So pervasive have the interventions become that they challenge the stereotype of nature as an ongoing and seemingly inexhaustible eternal backdrop to all that we do. Our era is all about the intertwining of the human built landscape and the natural world…

Isabelle Hayeur, Desert Shores (L’Amérique perdue) – Stephen Horne, Photographing In the Anthropocene

Isabelle Hayeur, Desert Shores (L’Amérique perdue) – Stephen Horne, Photographing In the Anthropocene

January 6, 2020 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — Dead trees, a few dried-up pigeons, some rotting fish, and broken-up cottages: what is the world that these make up? From the perspective of Montreal documentary photographer Isabelle Hayeur, this is a landscape – that is, a space inhabited with suburbs and industrial plants…

Ishiuchi Miyako, Stills of the Wounded: A North American Emergence – Claude Baillargeon

Ishiuchi Miyako, Stills of the Wounded: A North American Emergence – Claude Baillargeon

December 18, 2019 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — Active since 1975 as a fiercely independent photographer in her native Japan, Ishiuchi Miyako has at last achieved significant recognition on the North American art scene…

Bamako, A Biennale that  Took the Time to Witness – Érika Nimis

Bamako, A Biennale that Took the Time to Witness – Érika Nimis

December 16, 2019 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — The biennale in Bamako, Mali, came to an end on December 31, 2015. This anniversary edition – the tenth – had been delayed by two years due to a major crisis that occurred in 2012. Even a few weeks before the opening, there was still a climate of uncertainty, though it was quickly swept away by the invigorating enthusiasm of the organizing committee.

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The artists brought together in this issue’s thematic section explore different issues related to the boundaries of sexual identity and their transgression. Personas, transvestism, and role mutations are core to these artists’ approaches, as they address various issues fundamental to establishing a society based on inclusion rather than on narrow concepts of identities and, by extension, cultures.
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Ciel variable 113 - TRANS-IDENTITIES

An interview by Jacques Doyon — From CV113 (Summer 2019)

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