I published a review of Leah Modigliani‘s Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism (U Manchester Press, 2018) in issue 40 of Prefix Photo. The text is part of Manchester’s Rethinking Art’s Histories series, edited by Marsha Meskimmon and Amelia Jones (!!!), which “aims to open out art history from its most basic structures. Its function is to foreground work that challenges the conventional periodisation and geographical subfields of traditional art history, and to address a wide range of visual cultural forms from the early modern period to the present.”
I was initially drawn to the book because it relates so strongly to my dissertation work — in fact, at the 2018 Universities Art Association of Canada conference at Waterloo University, I had more than one colleague mention the then-brand new book to me, so I knew it was a must read (and it truly was).