| Fall 2003 |
Editors: William Wood and Reid Shier
Emerging from a 2002/2003 exhibition at Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, this issue draws parallels between depictions and suggestions of violence, and reflects on the aesthetics of control, catharsis and elegy. The editors curated a collection of belles letters, anecdotes, poetics and music.
Amy Pederson “Maybe Osama Bin Laden Makes Beautiful Art”
“What terrorists gain, novelists lose; what terrorists gain, composers lose; what terrorists gain, artists lose. The more we see terror, the less impact we feel for art. If the terrorist is the new artist, then how can the World Trade Center bombings be considered anything other than art?” (156)