In conjunction with their Arts Writing Mentorship Program, Center A presents an online lecture with Monika Kin Gagnon, titled “Tender Writing”. Attendees are encouraged to read Gagnon’s article “Tender Research: Field Notes from the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, New Denver, BC” (linked below) prior to the lecture.
Register for the lecture HERE.
Monika Kin Gagnon is a Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University. She has published widely on cultural politics, the visual and experimental media arts since the 1980s. She is author of Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art (2000), and 13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002) with Richard Fung. She is co-editor of Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (2014) with Janine Marchessault and In Search of Expo 67 (2020), a companion to the exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, which she co-curated with Lesley Johnstone. She curated La Vie polaire/Polar Life, a digital simulation of the 11-screen Expo 67 film for Cinémathèque québécoise (2014), and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha | Immatérial for DHC Art/Centre Phi (2015). Forthcoming publications include “Into the Archive with Joyce Wieland: Bill’s Hat (1967),” (JCAH|AHAC 41:1/2) and her conversation with filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, “Before I made films, I was singing,” in Alanis Obomsawin: Lifework (Berlin: HKW/Prestel). She is currently working on Posthumous Cinema: Unfinished Films in the Archives.