Subject to Change
Writings and Interviews
Subject to Change presents catalogue statements, essays, interviews, lecture notes, communications with gallerists and authors, and unpublished and out-of-print writings by Liz Magor, one of the most important contemporary artists of the last fifty years.
A sculptor who replicates quotidian objects, often combing them with found ephemera or complicating their shape, size, or display, Liz Magor prompts viewers of her sculptures to endow them with stories and histories of their own making. As a writer, Magor uses narrative to make sense of her work, but she also turns and returns to themes over her career including subject/object relations and transformations; artist education and training; consumption and commodification; human attachment and relationships; and complexities of time, place, and situation, particularly her own as a feminist artist in a settler colonial society. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Magor’s practice, as well as the history of Canadian art since the 1970s.
In addition to texts spanning more than four decades, Subject to Change features a preface by Magor, as well as an introductory essay by critic and curator Philip Monk.
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