March 25 - March 25, 2011

FASTWURMS Donky@Ninja@Witch catalogue

FASTWURMS Donky@Ninja@Witch catalogue , 2011 112 pages (hardcover), pub. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto


Published by the Art Gallery of York University, 2011
7.5x11 in, 112 pp, 208 ill, hardcover
ISBN 978-0-921972-60-0

Winner of two awards at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries annual awards night on Friday September 30th at Hart House, University of Toronto: Art Writing Award to Sally Mackay for her essay Nature in the Network and for Art Publication of the Year.


Beautifully designed by Lisa Kiss, the catalogue includes essays on the work of FASTWÜRMS by Emelie Chhangur, Sally McKay, and Jon Davies, an introduction by Philip Monk, and a love letter from Andrew Harwood.

Copiously illustrated, this hardcover book covers the inception of the work, the creation of the exhibition, and the implications of the FASTWÜRMS corpus for good measure.

DONKY@NINJA@WITCH (26 September – 9 December 2007, Art Gallery of York University) was an event in Canadian art history: a living retrospective of ten years of FASTWÜRMS’ influential Queen Street Toronto storefront exhibitions. At the AGYU, Witch and Queer cultures were conflated in an extravagant re-staging of House of Bangs, Blood & Swash, Pirate Head, Gusset Nation, and Blood Clock, re-mixed with new work thrown in for good measure.

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