WAA.039

THE BURDEN OF HISTORY: A NEW AMNESIA. Papineu, Tom Lawson, B. Buchloch N. Johnson, T. De Duve I. Carr-Harris, Payant, M.Rhodes.C. Owens ; Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto; 16-17/4/86

J. Papineu reads a paper entitled Local Amnesia concerned with appropriation, experience versus knowledge, and 17th century Neapolitan history. He is followed by artist Ian Carr Harris reading a paper by Tom Lawson about exile, alienation, and the relation of audiences to dominant culture, using the relationship between Toronto and New York City as an example.

Benjamin Buchloch speaks next, addressing the return to history in contemporary art vis-à-vis the Freudian concepts of fetishism and disavowal, as well as the painting of Eric Fischl. Buchloch then leads a discussion following his objection to Lawson's statement that "Canada has no history," finding in the very lack of "Canadian modernism" a useful position from which to discuss postmodernity. An unidentified woman speaks of the myth of "Canadian virginity," and how the "question of centre" is painful, given the "fiction of mosaic" in Canadian society.


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Accession No. WAA.039
Artist: THE BURDEN OF HISTORY: A NEW AMNESIA. Papineu, Tom Lawson, B. Buchloch N. Johnson, T. De Duve I. Carr-Harris, Payant, M.Rhodes.C. Owens
Container annotation: TAPE 1
Place/Year: Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto 16-17/4/86
Type: Conference
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Tape capacity: 90
Tape brand: TDK