Category Archives: Articles and essays

Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada

Lianne McTavish with Susan Ashley, Heather Igloliorte, Kirsty Robertson, and Andrea Terry. “Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada: A Dialogue,” Acadiensis 46.2 (2017), pp. 223-41. In 2017 I had the chance to be a part of this co-written conversation about

Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada

Lianne McTavish with Susan Ashley, Heather Igloliorte, Kirsty Robertson, and Andrea Terry. “Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada: A Dialogue,” Acadiensis 46.2 (2017), pp. 223-41. In 2017 I had the chance to be a part of this co-written conversation about

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Textiles

“Textiles.” In Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds. Fordham University Press, 2016, pp. 353-56. A short piece that I wrote on textiles and oil is included in this volume. “…textiles are the most

Textiles

“Textiles.” In Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds. Fordham University Press, 2016, pp. 353-56. A short piece that I wrote on textiles and oil is included in this volume. “…textiles are the most

Review of Tributes and Tributaries

“The History of Contemporary Survival,” a review of the AGO’s exhibition “Tributes and Tributaries,” that I wrote for Topia Journal, can be read here.

Review of Tributes and Tributaries

“The History of Contemporary Survival,” a review of the AGO’s exhibition “Tributes and Tributaries,” that I wrote for Topia Journal, can be read here.

Plastiglomerate

Plastiglomerate. e-flux 78 (December, 2016) ….”In 2012, geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac travelled to Kamilo Beach, following a tip from oceanographer Charles Moore that the beach was covered in a plastic-sand conglomerate. Moore suspected nearby volcanoes were to

Plastiglomerate

Plastiglomerate. e-flux 78 (December, 2016) ….”In 2012, geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac travelled to Kamilo Beach, following a tip from oceanographer Charles Moore that the beach was covered in a plastic-sand conglomerate. Moore suspected nearby volcanoes were to

Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

Shopping Cartographies

“Shopping Cartographies.” In The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood. James Patten, ed. London: Black Dog Publishers, 2016. A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition and publication of The Vancouver Carts by photographer Kelly Wood. Excerpt: “Kelly Wood’s photographs record

Shopping Cartographies

“Shopping Cartographies.” In The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood. James Patten, ed. London: Black Dog Publishers, 2016. A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition and publication of The Vancouver Carts by photographer Kelly Wood. Excerpt: “Kelly Wood’s photographs record