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“Unlike the themes that characterize much of this year’s Biennale—dreamy and surreal visions, or enchantment with alternative futures, some of which appear evasive and even escapist—Douglas is polemically focused on solidarity across prescribed cultural boundaries.”

Publication: “Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848.” The Brooklyn Rail (July-August 2022).


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Image: Jack Hems, Stan Douglas, National Galleryof Canada, Victoria Miro, David Zwirner