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Campfire group photograph, Liberty Island, 1896, AFC 203-S5-F27, Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke and Family fonds, Western Archives, Western University, London, Ontario

Futurisms
Jay Isaac, Luis Jacob, Olia Mishchenko, Pirbhai & Turner, and Young & Giroux
Essay by curator Adam Lauder

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of a catalogue for our October 2017 exhibition Futurisms. This 62-page book includes an essay by Adam Lauder, archival photographs and full-colour images of the exhibition. It is available through Brown & Dickson Booksellers in London, Ontario.

Futurisms draws inspiration from the influential speculations on “cosmic consciousness” by London, Ontario-based radical psychiatrist R.M. Bucke (1837-1902), who envisioned a utopian future of social transformation and augmented intelligence. Treating the gallery as a laboratory for visual experimentation, Adam Lauder brought together Toronto-based artists Luis Jacob, Jay Isaac, Olia Mishchenko, Pirbhai & Turner, and Young & Giroux to both recover and challenge the avant-garde’s potential to engage and transform the social. The artists employ distinct yet complementary strategies to elaborate critical perspectives on the recent and distant past while weaving futural fictions.

Adam Lauder is a Postdoctoral Fellow at York University in Toronto. His current research studies Canadian information art in the 1970s. He is co-editor, with Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, of a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal Imaginations devoted to the theme of McLuhan and the arts. He has contributed features and shorter texts to magazines including Border Crossings, C, Canadian Art, e-flux, and Flash Art as well as articles to scholarly journals including Amodern, Art Documentation, Canadian Journal of Communication, Imaginations, Journal of Canadian Studies, The Journal of Canadian Art History, TOPIA, and Visual Resources. He edited H& IT ON (2012), featuring original art by pioneering information artist IAIN BAXTER&, and is the author of chapters appearing in Robert Fones: Signs | Forms | Narratives (2017), Finding McLuhan (2015), The Logic of Nature, The Romance of Space (2010) as well as Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices (2010).

For more information contact Mitra Shreeram, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, mshreera@uwo.ca, 519 661-2111 ext. 87576
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