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  • Softcover
    88 pp.
    Texts in English
    18 indigo illustrations
    12,7 x 19,69 cm
    Artexte Editions, 2024
    ISBN 978-2-923045-60-3

Buseje Bailey. reasons why we have to disappear every once in while. A Black art history project by Yaniya Lee

A Black queer Canadian art history chapbook by Yaniya Lee

$25.00

As part of her research residency Wayside Archive at Artexte (summer 2021), writer and critic Yaniya Lee was interested by the artefacts and narratives of Black queer women, which rarely surface in archives and historical canons.

 

Buseje Bailey. reasons why we have to disappear every once in a while. A Black art history project by Yaniya Lee is a chapbook that collects a sample of documents, originally published between 1987 and 1993, related to the career of Black Canadian artist Buseje Bailey, documents which Yaniya Lee found in the Artexte documentary collection during her research residency. These are reprinted alongside a new interview with Buseje Bailey and a letter by artist Sandra Brewster. This is also a record of Yaniya Lee’s experimental approach to archival research which suggests a model for ways of study, curate, and write about Black Canadian art.

 

In collaboration with Buseje Bailey, Sandra Brewster, and Susan Douglas.

  • Softcover
    88 pp.
    Texts in English
    18 indigo illustrations
    12,7 x 19,69 cm
    Artexte Editions, 2024
    ISBN 978-2-923045-60-3