Arts of Engagement

Taking Aesthetic Action In and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Editor: Dylan Robinson and Keavy Martin

“Essential reading for anyone in settler Canadian arts and culture who wants to work through conciliation.” –Globe and Mail

Arts of Engagement focuses on the role that music, film, visual art, and indigenous cultural practices play in and beyond Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Contributors examine the impact of aesthetic and sensory experience in residential school history, at TRC national and community events, and in artwork and exhibitions not affiliated with the TRC. Using the framework of “aesthetic action,” the essays expand the frame of aesthetics to include visual, aural, and kinetic sensory experience, and question the ways in which key components of reconciliation such as apology and witnessing have social and political effects for residential school survivors, intergenerational survivors, and settler publics.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20169781771121699ART037000World rights available
EnglishPaperback / softback6 x 9C$39.99382