Ian Wallace: The Modernity Thesis and the Crisis in Representation

Ian Wallace is a Vancouver-based artist and art historian. A recent recipient of the Molson Prize, he is known throughout the world for his critical reflections and contributions as and pioneer in photo-conceptual art. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Wallace has served as a mentor and teacher to several generations of artists at UBC and at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design). He was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual Art in 2004, and most recently undertook three large-scale solo exhibitions in Europe, at Witte de With, in collaboration with Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen and Kunsthalle Zurichn.

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