Critical Writing Index


by Leah Sandals

National Post, Jan. 17, 2008

Leah Sandals conducts an interview with curator Seamus Kealy on University of Toronto's double-venue exhibition Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War. Despite the article's brevity, Sandals identifies the scarcity of war as subject matter in Canadian contemporary art and raises challenging questions about the appropriate representation of war in culture. Introducing the work of Paul Chan and Abdel-Karim Khalil, Kealy also reveals his personal temperament to compiling the various local and international artistic responses to war in the exhibition. Sandals finds that his passion for curating is platformed by his background in war activism and awareness of current events.

ITEM 2008.052 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-YJohan Grimonprez

Drawing of A History of the First World WarKristan Horton

Because The Was and There Wasn't a City of BaghdadJamelie Hassan

RE: The _Operation (Tin Drum Trilogy)Paul Chan