2011 ≠ 1848

Published by
Koenig Books /
National Gallery of Canada
English / French / Arabic
288 pages
25 x 27.5 cm
ISBN 978-3-7533-0218-8

Price: 130 lei

Stan Douglas has long been concerned with critical, socio-cultural and political change. His 2011 (unequal to) 1848 reflects the language of protest, revolution and uprisings that took place around the world in 2011. Douglas's large-scale hybrid documentary photographs re-enact the Arab Spring protests in Tunis, the Austerity Riots in London, the Occupy protest in New York and a riot in Vancouver that erupted after a lost ice hockey game, while his film installation features grime and mahraganat rappers exchanging subversive lyrics between studios in London and Cairo. 100 colour close-ups illustrate the work but also provide a glimpse behind the scenes of Douglas's elaborate productions. The illuminating texts by international cultural scholars examine the artist's work in relation to music, political economy, contemporary media theory and the rise of new music genres.