Critical Writing Index

War Artist: Althea Thauberger on the Cultural Front Lines

by Deborah Campbell

Canadian Art, Spring 2010, v. 27, no. 1, pp. 62-67

Although focusing primarily on her photographs, this article touches on how Althea Thauberger's mixed media work presents a platform for questioning cultural "blind spots." (p.66) From singing teenaged girls, to the Canadian military in Canada and Afghanistan, to the wives and families of poverty stricken Mexican-American military soldiers, Thauberger quests to represent real life subjects, not hired objects. Through this, her photos, videos, and performances have created a opportunity for discussion of national and cultural issues.

ITEM 2010.017 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

SongstressAlthea Thauberger

Kandahar International AirportAlthea Thauberger

The Art of Seeing Without Being SeenAlthea Thauberger