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In the thematic dossier of this issue, we have gathered the works of Éliane Excoffier, Santiago Tamayo Soler and Emmanuelle Léonard. These artists use various strategies to remind us of the importance of acting, living, and thinking in other ways.

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Michel Hardy-Vallée leans into Mike Mandel’s reading of Ansel Adam’s archives and his supposed photographic normalcy. Read Hardy-Vallée’s review of Mandel’s book Zone Eleven here.

Boris Mikhailov, a celebrated Ukrainian photographer born in Kharkiv during the Soviet era, became known for his subversive experiments. Our contributor Érika Nimis visited the retrospective exhibition of his work at the Maison européenne de la photographie. Read her review here.

Brian Merrett has taken a deep dive into his early years of practice, and here he presents photographs taken in 1972, during his “grand tour” of Europe. This formative trip consolidated his activist’s eye and his interest in architectural heritage, which he had developed in Montreal and which would endure throughout his career.

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A new publication has been added to the online section devoted to documentary photography. Read Ray Cronin’s essay on James Wilson’s work in portraits.

Increasing numbers of large-scale exhibitions – of photography and contemporary art – held on an annual basis or at longer intervals, are punctuating the art seasons in Quebec, Canada, and abroad. In this new section, we are pleased to offer views of these events more flexibly. Discover it by reading what captured two of our collaborators’ attention at the Venice Biennale and at the Rencontres d’Arles.

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Martha Langford (dir.), Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World — Erika Wicky

Martha Langford (dir.), Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World — Erika Wicky

[Winter 2019] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Pierre Blache, Les lieux suspendus — Franck Michel

Pierre Blache, Les lieux suspendus — Franck Michel

[Winter 2019] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Jocelyn Robert, Coïncidences — Cynthia Fecteau

Jocelyn Robert, Coïncidences — Cynthia Fecteau

[Winter 2019] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Taysir Batniji, Home Away From Home — Michèle Hadria

Taysir Batniji, Home Away From Home — Michèle Hadria

[Winter 2019] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Raqs Media Collective, Everything Else Is Ordinary — Ariane Noël De Tilly

Raqs Media Collective, Everything Else Is Ordinary — Ariane Noël De Tilly

[Winter 2019] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

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