Laberinto Press, a newly established independent press based in Edmonton, has just released the new anthology Beyond the Gallery. Beyond the Gallery is the second instalment of Laberinto’s Beyond series. Founded in October 2020 by Argentinian-born art historian, translator, and writer Luciana Erregue-Sacchi, Laberinto Press aims to publish hypnenated-Canadian literature and Global Literature in translation. Click here to visit the Laberinto Press website and order your collection from your independent booksellers.
About the Beyond Series
What makes the anthologies Beyond the Food Court and Beyond the Gallery relevant are their simultaneous Canadian-ness and universality. By Canadian-ness we are not referring to an immutable, sterile notion of national identity. Many Canadians speak and write in a second, and sometimes third language, as do all of the contributors. Compiling these anthologies opens up the field of Canadian Literature.
Beyond the Gallery is a multilingual and multi-genre anthology showcasing emerging and established talents within the Hispanic-Canadian community respectively, featuring a broad range of writings on visual culture by writers, artists, and cultural workers. Resisting the sterility of contemporary art’s white cube, Beyond the Gallery embraces eclecticism by weaving together a labyrinth of visual experiences through intersecting and diverging pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, and academic research. In doing this, we invite readers to consider Hispanic-Canadian literature as Canadian literature, beyond the confines of Magical Realism, the official English-French bilingual model, and to see yourself in these pages.