TRANS PACIFIC TRANS MISSIONS. Video Art Across the Pacific
Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2016
Catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Trans-Pacific Transmissions, organized by the AGGV and curated by Haema Sivanesan. The exhibition brought together the work of artists from around the Pacific Rim, including Canada and various parts of Asia and Latin America "to examine a broad history of trans-Pacific exchange as it has captured the imaginations of artists working in video. Anticipating the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a free-trade agreement designed to promote 'regional economic integration', this exhibition examines how artists have researched and engaged with a long history of trans-Pacific and trans-American trade and exchange. Artists in the exhibition variously examine colonial legacies, histories and mythologies of the land and the sea, and how issues of indenture, migration, and labour have shaped ideas of diversity and belonging. This exhibition examines the human and social dimensions and implications of trans-Pacific trade as amplifying the conditions of globalization, and in the process re-organizing society inasmuch as it re-organizes wealth and economic power." [Source: taken from USC webpage] Contains foreword, length essay by the curator and additional essays by other authors, a profile of each artist and their artwork, contributing writer's biographies and acknowledgments. The exhibition was on view at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from June 4 to September 4, 2016.
ITEM 2016.044 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Rimmer – David