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Scott Watson


Scott currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is Director/Curator of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and full Professor in the Fine Arts Department. He is also Co-Chair of the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Minor in Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS) and Critical Curatorial Studies.

Scott has published extensively in the areas of contemporary Canadian and international art. He published a book length monograph on Jack Shadbolt in 1990. Other publications include a survey of the work of Stan Douglas for Phaidon Books, 1998 and a chapter for Interpreting Censorship in Canada (University of Toronto, 1999) and more recently, Frame of Mind: Viewpoints on Photography in Contemporary Canadian Art and Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future both published by The Banff Centre Press.

His interests include the history of late twentieth century art, contemporary art and theory, Canadian Art, Cuban Art, Curatorial studies, and queer studies. He is co-curator of the Canadian pavilion in the 2005 Venice Biennial, with the work of Rebecca Belmore.

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Catalogue Introduction
 Watson, Scott. "Introduction to Rebecca Belmore's 'The Named and the Unnamed'." (from the catalogue) Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery , 2002
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Catalogue Essay
 Watson, Scott. "Bernard Leach and his Vancouver Students." Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983
[Scott Watson in conversation with Donna Balma - from Vancouver Art and Artists 1931-1983]
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 Watson, Scott. "Terminal City: Place, Culture, and the Regional Inflection." Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983
[from Vancouver Art and Artists: 1931-1983]
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 Watson, Scott. "Art in the Fifties: Design, Leisure, and Painting in the Age of Anxiety." Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983
[from Vancouver Art and Artists: 1931-1983]
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Essay
 Watson, Scott. "Naming the Piece: Geoff Smedley and the Postmodern." Vanguard 11.1.February (1982)
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 Watson, Scott. "Vancouver artist Stan Douglas excavates the ruins of the past in search of brand new utopias." Canadian Art 11.4.December (1994)
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Review
 Watson, Scott. "Terry Larkin, Rosa Lee: Sale Days." Vanguard 11.7.January (1982)
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 Watson, Scott. "Charles Rea: The Western Front." Vanguard 13.4.May (1984)
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 Watson, Scott. "Jeannie Kamins." Vanguard 13.5/6.Summer (1984)
[Unit Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, 1984]
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 Watson, Scott. "On Board the Titanic." C Magazine 6.Summer (1985)
[The European Iceberg, Art Gallery of Ontario]
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 Watson, Scott. "Stan Douglas: Panoramic Rotunda." C Magazine 6.Summer (1985)
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 Watson, Scott. "Marginal Practice: Drawings by Attila Richard Lukacs." C Magazine 10.Summer (1986)
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 Watson, Scott. "Mina Totino." Canadian Art 11.2.June (1994)
[Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver & Simon Fraser University, Burnaby]
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