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I'm biased because I worked on Caught in the Act in my recent position as interim managing editor at YYZ Books. It's massive, with tons of pictures and profiles. The level of detail is astounding, and if you are looking for contemporary Canadian art context this will give it to you. (I think it was working on this book that kick-started me on my recent-art-history binge...for better or worse!) Editors Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars are indefatiguable, and their hard work gave this landmark book the gift of life. Of course Zab, the designer, went beyond the call and Rob Labossiere, the new managing editor at YYZ, did a bunch of hard work to get it out in time. Here's what YYZ has to say...
Please join us for the launch of this important new title from YYZ Books:
Caught in the Act
an anthology of performance art by Canadian women
Edited by Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder
Thursday, December 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
at YYZ Artists’ Outlet
401 Richmond Street, Suite 140, 416.598.4546
Canada’s definitive book on Canadian women in performance art, this indispensible anthology gives readers access to an important and under-recognized subject in recent Canadian art history. Edited by two seminal Canadian peformance artists, Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder, this book focuses on the 70s and 80s; a time when women made a big and noisy impact, and provides readers with insight into the profound effects that feminism and women’s work have had on the current alternative scene. Full of sass and insight, this essential collection is part survey, part critical discourse, and part reference book, containing five critical essays, thirty-four profiles on individual artists, hundreds of images, and an extensive bibliography.
444 pp. , 219 b/w photos, 19 colour plates
ISBN: 0-920397- 84-0 (softcover) $39.95
YYZ Books is online at www.yyzartistsoutlet.org
YYZ Books is distributed by ABC Art Books Canada at www.abcartbookscanada.com
The support of the Canada Council for the Arts in making this book possible is gratefully acknowledged.