Photo by Hélène Brousseau. Anna Banana with Librarian Jessica Hébert at Artexte, October 2019.

Artexte at Home : Theme no.3

Participatory Art and the Eternal Network

May 21st, 2020

From the comfort of your home, Artexte invites you to explore the practices of artists, researchers, and cultural workers in the contemporary art milieu in Quebec and Canada through texts, publications and media dealing with a range of themes and perspectives developed by the Artexte staff and inspired by the interests of our community. Through our collection, events and blog articles, which include audio-visual capsules of lectures, audio interviews and writings, we invite you to explore Artexte’s various digital platforms and online resources.

For this third edition of Artexte at Home, we explore participatory art practices through our collection. On this occasion, we are delighted to present an interview with Anna Banana, a pioneer of participatory art. Anna discusses her artistic practice, her early career, and her vision to create art that is accessible to everyone by eliminating the hierarchy between the artist and audience in order to create participatory works that engage with the public. 

Anna Banana’s participatory practices also extend to mail art, a practice of communication and exchange of works through the postal system. In these times of pandemic and isolation, it is sometimes difficult to stay connected to each other, but through mail art we can discover the eternal network that presents a vision of continuous communication and collaboration between artists.

 

New on Artexte’s Blog :

Consult our new article You are the Artist of Your Life: An Interview with Anna Banana

 

To listen to Anna Banana’s interview :

In english

By : Jessica Hébert 

On : October 2nd, 2019