Penny Cousineau-Levine
Histoire et théorie de l'art | History & Theory of Art

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Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, Penny Cousineau-Levine. Montréal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004
Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination. Installation view: Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, N.Y. Curators: Penny Cousineau-Levine and Claude Simard

 

Biography

Penny Cousineau-Levine is an art writer and theoretician with a particular interest in photography and performance art. Her book Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination was the first in-depth examination of Canadian photography and identity. This book was short-listed for the 2004 Raymond Klibansky Prize for Best English Language Book in the Humanities. Her writing has also appeared in Afterimage, Arts Canada, Parachute and other art journals, and in numerous exhibition catalogues. She is currently working on her second book on the strategy of masquerade in contemporary art.