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Philip Monk

Philip Monk is a Toronto writer. From 2003 to 2017, he was the director of the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), and previously curator at The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His latest book, co-written with Emelie Chhangur, is Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of Toronto Art (AGYU, 2019). All his writing, from 1977 on, can be accessed at Reading Philip Monkwww.philipmonk.com.
The Shoreline Dilemma
Toronto Art’s Queer, Punk Past

Toronto Art’s Queer, Punk Past

Move over, Pictures Generation: 1980s appropriation art was invented in Toronto. Find out why in Philip Monk's book Is Toronto Burning?

Elgaic Pantomine: Arnaud Maggs After Nadar
Why I Write Such Good Books…and How You Can, Too!
Fun with Mythmaking

Fun with Mythmaking

What General Idea taught us about Canadian history.

Warhola: A Horror Film

Warhola: A Horror Film

The prosthesis was a telltale sign. We all had one; forty extras in the first room at least. Without asking, we were each given one for free. Even before we reached the admission desk, it was a necessary interface.