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Thirza Cuthand, Through the Looking Glass, 1999, 13:54min

Resistance is Fertile

Dana Claxton, Ho Tam, Richard Fung, Thirza Cuthand, Shani Mootoo, Paul Wong

Main Gallery

June 17 – July 31, 2010

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A Space Gallery and ON.Fire, Independent Media Arts Alliance 2010 National Conference + Festival are very pleased to present Resistance is Fertile, an exhibition that brings together works dating from the 1980s to the present, by artists who have taken on Canadian identity politics with intelligence, insight, and biting humour. Curated by Steve Loft and coordinated by Brenda Goldstein, this group exhibition of groundbreaking works by Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Richard Fung, Shani Mootoo, Ho Tam, and Paul Wong showcases the ways that these artists build on the foundations of the 1970s video revolution using the accessibility of the medium and non-exclusive practices to create new aesthetics and, with them, space for new definitions and identities.


Dana Claxton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes film and video, installation, performance, and photography. Her Canadian solo exhibitions have appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Claxton’s international exhibitions have appeared at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China.

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