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Annie Gérin

Annie Gérin is a curator and professor of art history and art theory at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She was educated in Canada, Russia, and the United Kingdom, and her research interests encompass the areas of Canadian and Soviet art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She is especially interested in art as it is encountered by non-specialized publics, outside the gallery space.


Gérin is the author of Godless at the Workbench: Soviet Humoristic Antireligious Propaganda/Sans-dieu à l’atelier: La propagande antireligieuse illustrée et humoristique en Union Soviétique (2004), and Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State, 1920s–1930s (2018). She has co-edited several essay collections, including Canadian Cultural Poesis (2006), Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives (2009), Oeuvres à la rue: Pratiques et discours émergents en art public (2010), Formes urbaines: Circulation, stockage et transmission de l’expression culturelle à Montréal (2014), and Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire, 1840–1940 (2018).

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