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More than thresholds, borders have become a kind of non-place – extra-national zones – where migrants’ identities and statuses are examined and their statuses held in suspension for periods that are increasingly long and undetermined. In this issue, we examine certain aspects of the crossing of borders with works that explore how migrants are received and integrated, and the identity-related questions raised by such territorial movements.

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Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. – Ivan Tanzer

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. – Ivan Tanzer

September 17, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — Although he did not set out to organize a comprehensive history of activism in Aboriginal art, guest curator and National Visiting Trudeau Fellow Steve Loft has mounted a significant exhibition that strengthens the living discourse surrounding Aboriginal art production…

Claire Beaugrand-Champagne. Émouvante vérité, Photographies de 1970 à 2013 – Pierre Dessureault

Claire Beaugrand-Champagne. Émouvante vérité, Photographies de 1970 à 2013 – Pierre Dessureault

September 14, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Yan Giguère, Visites libres – Julie Gagné

Yan Giguère, Visites libres – Julie Gagné

September 12, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Michael Flomen, NYX/1993*2013 – John K. Grande

Michael Flomen, NYX/1993*2013 – John K. Grande

September 7, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — The origins of camera-less photography go back to the beginnings of photography, with William Henry Fox Talbot’s photogenic drawings, the process for which he described in 1839: “It is a little bit of magic realized: – of natural magic. You make the powers of nature work for you, and no wonder that your work is well and quickly done…”

Martha Langford, About Speaking of Photography – Jacques Doyon

Martha Langford, About Speaking of Photography – Jacques Doyon

September 5, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — Martha Langford is the research chair and director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and a professor of art history at Concordia University in Montreal. Her books on photography include Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums (2001); Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art (2007)…

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