Shop > Artists' Books

#14481

The Making of an Archive

Artist
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn
Price
$20.00
Date
2018
Publisher
grunt gallery
Format
Artists' Books
Genre
Photography, Arts Writing, Contemporary Art, Institutional Critique
Description

The main catalyst for the initiation of Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn’s project The Making of an Archive was the photo albums of the artist’s father, an amateur photographer who took countless photographs of his daily life when he first immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. However, while doing research for her previous artworks, the lack of representation of the immigrant’s daily life in state narratives seemed paradoxical for a country that is internationally known as the instigator of multiculturalism. Due to this visual deficiency and threat of photographic disintegration, Nguyễn initiated The Making of an Archive, a project that seeks to collect images of everyday life photographed by migrants, particularly of people of colour, in a direct, collective and exploratory approach. One of the salient themes of the work is how to make visible the rich histories of activism and solidarity that complicate the pervasive myth of the agreeable “model minority.” The publication The Making of an Archive serves as a critical document of Nguyễn’s research and the project’s relevance to larger conversations around Canadian vernacular photography by people of colour, the role of the artist-initiated archive, and how an expansion of the archival record relates to political and social change.

The Making of an Archive is edited by Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, grunt gallery’s Curator Vanessa Kwan and Archives Manager Dan Pon, with contributions by Liz Park, Gabrielle Moser, Fatima Jaffer, Dan Pon and Tara Robertson, Maiko Tanaka and an introduction by Vanessa Kwan. The publication is designed by Chris Lee.

Perfect-bound, colour.

  1. The Making of an Archive
 

Related Items

  1. Robin Nishio: Wailed
  2. John Stezaker: Crossing Over
  3. Nein, Onkel
  4. Amc2 Journal Issue 10
  5. Roger Bywater, Richard Edson, and Louis Ford: Movie Life
  6. Stephen Gill: Hackney Wick
  7. Chloë Delanghe : Reasons to Be Cheerful
  8. Who Is Michael Jang?
  9. Amc2 Journal Issue 1
  10. Paulette Phillips: Activating the Archive 5: The Mississippi Tapes
  11. Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge
  12. John Orentlicher and Lisa Steele: Activating the Archive 3: Finding the DIFFEREN(t)CE
  13. Peter Piller: Deko + Munition
  14. Myung Feyen, A Book About Some People And Time
  15. Again, A Time Machine: From Distribution to Archive
  16. Double Bound Economies
  17. Smoke Room 4
  18. Smoke Room 3
  19. Jesus Days
  20. Guantanamo.
  21. Maia Ruth Lee: The Center for Growth
  22. Eric Doeringer: Autobiography (after Sol LeWitt)
  23. Andreas Laszlo Konrath : Anthony No Name at Gmail Dot Com
  24. Katrin Koffman: Ensembles Assembled: In Full Color
  25. Miklós Klaus Rózsa
  26. Adél Koleszár: New Routes Of Faith
  27. Steven Beckly: Island
  28. Mira Mexico
  29. Eddie O’Keefe: Young Ideas
  30. Tim Lee: 162 People
  31. Un Ano de Basura (One Year of Garbage)
  32. Steve Kado: Previas
  33. A Sudden Drop
  34. A Sudden Drop Collector’s Edition
  35. Portraits by Waiters
  36. Wheels and Trophies
  37. Stephen Gill: Coming Up For Air
  38. Justin Yong: gentle