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Philip Monk

Philip Monk is Director of the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto. He has written eleven books, the most recent being Glamour is Theft: A User’s Guide to General Idea (2102) and Is Toronto Burning? (2015). As well, he has written dozens of catalogues on international and Canadian artists.

Books by Philip Monk

Counterblasting Canada

Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson

edited by Gregory Betts, Paul Hjartarson & Kristine Smitka
contributions by Leon Surette, Elena Lamberti, Adam Hammond, Adam Welch, Paul Tiessen, Philip Monk, Dean Irvine, Linda M. Morra & Darren Wershler

An Te Liu

by (author) Philip Monk

Robin Collyer Photographs

by (artist) Robin Collyer
by (author) Philip Monk & Catherine Grout



by (author) Philip Monk & Emelie Chhangur

Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman

Project for a New American Century

by (author) Philip Monk
by (artist) Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins

And While I Have Been Lying Here Perfectly Still

The Saskia Olde Wolbers Files

text by Philip Monk
edited by Michael Maranda

Projecting Questions?

Mike Hoolboom's Invisible Man between the art gallery and the movie theatre

edited by Michael Maranda
text by Mike Hoolboom, Philip Monk & Yann Beauvais

Matthew Brannon

To Say the Very Least

by (author) Philip Monk
by (artist) Matthew Brannon

Disassembling the Archive

Fiona Tan

by (author) Philip Monk
by (artist) Fiona Tan
edited by Michael Maranda

Struggles with the Image

Essays in Art Criticsm

by (author) Philip Monk

Spirit Hunter

The Haunting of American Culture by Myths of Violence: Speculations on Jeremy Blake's Winchester Trilogy

by (artist) Jeremy Blake
by (author) Philip Monk


The Hollywood Films of Douglas Gordon

by (artist) Douglas Gordon
by (author) Philip Monk

Tim Hawkinson

by (author) Philip Monk

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy

Collaborative Works

by (author) Philip Monk, Ann Goldstein, Tim Martin & Martin Prinzhorn

Arnaud Maggs

Works 1976-1999

by (author) Philip Monk & Maia-Mari Sutnik

American Playhouse

The Theatre of Self-Presentation

by (author) Philip Monk

Rococo Tattoo

The Ornamental Impulse in Toronto Art

by (author) Philip Monk

Georganne Deen

by (author) Philip Monk

Hypermnesiac Fabulations

The New British Art Scene

by (author) Philip Monk

Steve Reinke

The Hundred Videos

by (author) Philip Monk

John Marriott

by (author) Philip Monk

The American Trip

by (author) Philip Monk

Beauty #2

New and Emerging Artists in Toronto

by (author) Philip Monk