Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection



This catalogue is a complementary piece to the exhibition Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection. It includes eight individual artist projects that share with us the respective artist's process of "reading" the Black Star Collection. Each of these sections begins with the reproduction of a Black Star image which played a key role in the individual artist's research. Just as each installation in the exhibition, each artist project in this book allows the viewer to experience the artist's dialogical relationship to the Black Star photographs, thus bringing these important historical objects into new focus within the multiple contexts of contemporary discourse.

Editor: Peggy Gale
Curators: Doina Popescu and Peggy Gale 

Ryerson Image Centre, 2012