Curated by Paul Butler



Please find below the list of artists whose work was selected for publication in the upcoming Exhibition-in-print book curated by Paul Butler. The full list to be published in at the end of this message and includes 40+ individuals.

The artists selected will be contacted very shortly to provide some additional information about their work, and higher resolution images of the artworks. There are also 2-3 other artists that we will be contacting individually to discuss their work further. We would like to stress that in keeping with the process outlined, Paul blind-juried the work of all submitting artists.

Further to the open submissions, Paul was invited to ask a small number of artists to contribute along with his own work. These artists also paid a submission fee.

The quality of the submissions were high and came in from all corners of the globe making the final decision of what works to publish difficult. The selections were made very carefully based on the best fit with our curatorial theme and guided by the critical essays to be published with the artwork.

We acknowledge that these decisions took much longer than originally projected and we thank you all very for your patience. The delay was a result of several very positive developments that will greatly enhance the end result including the following:

Mark Clintberg, an art historian, instructor and PhD candidate at Concordia with a focus on community art practices has contributed an essay to the project. Mark's essay served as the fulcrum to support the final selection of artists for publication. A syllabus developed by Mark, and in keeping with our concept, will be printed on the dust jacket and also serve as an open edition, multiple artwork.

Mark Clintberg is an artist, writer, and curator. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Inter-university Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University. He earned his M.A. at Concordia University, and B.F.A. from the Alberta College of Art & Design, completing a portion of his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. His practice explores how private needs and engagements deserve demonstration in public space, and how public space might invade the private sphere in a meaningful way. Currently, he is studying art practices that use food as a primary material and incorporate activist strategies in order to collaborate with communities. His writing has been published in Canadian Art, Maisonneuve, Pivot, The Art Newspaper, Arte al Dia International, BING, Border Crossings, and BlackFlash. Public and private collections across Canada and the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada, have his work in their holdings.

Dr. Jean Randolph has also committed to contributing to the project:

Jeanne Randolph is one of Canada's foremost cultural theorists, having been writing, publishing and lecturing for over thirty years. She is the author of four books, all published by YYZ Books, Toronto: Psychoanalysis and Synchronized Swimming (1993); Symbolization and Its Discontents (1997), Why Stoics Box (2003), and recently The Ethics of Luxury (2008). She is also the author of countless published articles in Canada and the United States, and has contributed texts to numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues for artists including Fastwurms, Vera Frenkel, Robin Collyer, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Bernie Miller and Ian Carr-Harris. Her pivotal essay "The Amenable Object," (1983) remains required reading in many university art courses.

Dr. Randolph's writing is marked by an innovative approach to her chosen subject, a deeply ethical philosophical meandering that blends cultural theory and art criticism with personal history and a poetics of the imagination. A practicing psychoanalyst, Dr. Randolph is also known as engaging lecturer and performance artist whose unique vocal soliloquies--ranging from cat curating to architecture to boxing to Barbie Dolls to Wittgenstein--have been delivered in universities and galleries across Canada, as well as England, Australia and Spain. Randolph is the first and only writer in Canada to develop an Object Relations psychoanalytic theory as a medium for cultural criticism.

In addition, Paul wanted to included as his contribution the Reverse Pedagogy project he did in Venice this summer during the opening weeks of the Venice Biennale. This decision further serves to make the content of our publication current and timely.

We aim to have this publication complete in time for a February 2010 launch, and possibly sooner. The Vantage Art Projects e-newsletters will provide further updates on the progress and book launch date.

Thank you all for "submitting to Paul Butler" - this project could not have been developed without your individual submissions and your collaboration in the process further supports our curatorial aim.

Sherri, Jen and Paul


V.A.P. is committed to offering inclusive opportunities for artists. As a part of our programming, V.A.P. provides open call, blind juried opportunities for artists via exhibitions and art publications.

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