Artexte, video capsules 2020. Presented by Hélène Brousseau et Jessica Hébert, Librarians. Video by Vjosana Shkurti

Virtual guided tours of Artexte

Welcome to Artexte’s virtual tours where our librarians Jessica Hébert and Hélène Brousseau provide an in-depth look at our collection, discuss the history of Artexte and describe the various possibilities for research and services that we provide. Each tour has been broken down into separate segments, so you can view them all, or focus on a particular subject that interests you. These virtual tours strongly resemble the in person tours that we would provide to groups in person on a regular basis, but now you can experience them from the comfort of your home!


Videos by Vjosana Shkurti


Capsule 1 – Introduction to Artexte

In this capsule, discover Artexte’s mission and the many services that we offer. Artexte librarian Jessica Hébert discusses the history of our organisation and how it has evolved over its 40 year existence.



Capsule 2 – The Print Collection

Here, we present the different types of publications in the print collection and explain how it is organised. You will find detailed information about artists’ files, organisational files, as well as a look at our special collections.


Capsule 3 – Artists’ Publications

This capsule looks at the various types of artists’ publications in the collections and describes the differences and similarities between artists’ books and zines.



List of publications featured in this capsule:


Klaus Scherübel, Mallarmé, Le Livre, Montréal, Qc: Optica; Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg: Mudam, Fondation d’art Moderne, 2005.

Julie Doucet, J’aime, Montréal, Qc: Le Pantalitaire, 2013.

Pascaline J. Knight, Cahier pour projets : moitié unie, moitié réglée, Montréal, Qc. 2014

Victoria Stanton & Vincent Tinguely, A Perfect Waste of Time, Montréal, Qc

Whess Harman,and Ostoro Petahtegoose, and Lacie Burning Together Apart Queer Indigeneities // Vol. 1 : Intentions. Vancouver, BC, 2019

Eloisa Aquino, The Life and Times of Butch Dykes, B & D Press, Montréal, Qc, 2009-2016

Anthea Black & Jessica Whitbread, The HIV Howler : Transmitting Art + Activism, Toronto, Ont.

Ryan Tang, Amy Lam, and Areum Kim, and Teres Tam, An Ordinary Hole-In The-Wall Along Macleod Before the Railway Underpass, Calgary, Alta: Stride Gallery, 2019.

Derek Sullivan, Albatross Omnibus, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ont. 2011.

Artists’ books by Réparation de poésie

Artists’ books by Yen-Chao Lin

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Holy Bible, Archive of Modern Conflict, 2013

Michael Snow, Cover to Cover The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Halifax, NS, 1975.


Capsule 4 – Submitting a File

 This capsule responds to our most frequently asked questions about submitting a file to the collection. We break down the criteria for submitting documentation and describe how to submit an artists file, a curator file or an organizational file.


For more information on submitting a file, consult the file submission guidelines.



Capsule 5 – e-artexte

Part 1 – The Digital Collection and Open Access
Part 2 – How to Use e-artexte for Research

 Capsule 5 is divided into two parts. In the first part, we examine the digital collection and open access dissemination in the contemporary art context. Then, in the second part, we demonstrate how to carry out searches using either the simple search or the advanced search functions in e-artexte.