Published April 2019
Editor in Chief: Hailey Mah
Managing Editor: Grace Chang
Graphic Designer: Hubey Razon
Editors: Sarah Anderson, Fiorela Argueta, Lucas Beatch, Leo Cocar, Kristin Conrad, Yuko Fedrau, Maxim Greer, Julia Wong
Contributing Artists: Bojana Bozin, Noelle Celeste, Tyler Homan, Chubing Liang
Contributing Writers: Clara Huang, Shai Ophelia Kehila, Connor Watson, Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora
Breeding Colonial Photo-Literacy
“These photographs were taken with an agenda; one that abides by the imperialist understanding that Indigenous people will benefit from adopting the hegemonic way of life. This notion, in and of itself, is intrinsically colonial.”
Ideology, Censorship, and Transgender Media (Mis)Representation: What Role Has Film Played in the Marginalization of Transgender Subjects, and How Might Queer Art Aesthetics Pave the Future of Representational Politics?
Shai Ophelia Kehila
“A Thousand Cuts unravels the way in which media is strategically enrolled to labour political ideology, and by extension, attends to the violent, lived implications etched within the politics of representation.”
Note: The online version of this paper contains an added subtitle and updated images that were not published in the print edition of UJAH. We apologize for this error.
Portrait that Protests: Sofonisba Anguissola’s The Chess Game of 1555
“With a chain of actions and reactions built in, The Chess Game broke portraiture away from its limitations as a ‘static image.’”
Mieko Shiomi: Claiming the Self through Action and Object
“Instead of simply challenging or pushing against established norms of art, life, and sociality, [Mieko] Shiomi offers alternative modes of engaging with these spheres.”
Reclamation, Beauty, and the Palindrome in Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube
Note: The online version of this paper contains a different version of the text than the version that was published in the print edition of UJAH. We apologize for this error.
Painting as Personal History: Examining Critical Curatorial Practice in Marking the Infinite
Environmental Memories: Genevieve Robertson’s Carbon Drawings at Access Gallery
The Outsider within the Image: Tyler Homan and the Deconstruction of Bias
Gender, Branding, and Nationality in Bojana Bozin’s The Fraternity: Identity Assemblage for the Twenty-First Century
Alien Evolution: Chubing Liang
Towards Knowing the Unknown: Noelle Celeste on Avatar Creation and Empathetic Digital Spaces
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UJAH gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the UBC Art History Students’ Association and the UBC Arts Undergraduate Society, as well as the editorial and financial support of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.
UJAH’s editorial team would like to acknowledge that we work and learn on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Issue 10, Spring 2019. Published since 2009. Cover design by Hubey Razon.