Our permanent collection is alive! It is activated through public events supporting writing, new artworks and publications around visual and print culture. We aim to be inclusive of all cultures existing across Canada in contemporary art. Our offers include conferences, workshops, readings, artist talks, performances, film screenings and many off site activities such as Papier art fair and the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.

Summer 2018

«J’en ai fait un cas particulier et non un cas d’espèce» Marguerite Duras, La vie matérielle

During her residency, Céline Huyghebaert will act as a researcher and occupy the Artexte documentation center to extract discourses about contemporary artists. Expanding on a residency at La Chambre Blanche in Quebec City in 2016, she will compile documents, collect…
Spring-Summer 2018
Michèle Champagne’s residency follows the contours of happiness, its industry, vocabulary and legibility. Happiness. An emotion? A feeling? Or an object of measure? Facial recognition. Criticize? Smile! “Let us not be afraid of words”. Psychologists, office managers, and data scientists…
June 2018
There were times when I thought of myself as a Canadian artist and that I might move to Canada. In some ways this trip is about re-visiting that hidden Canadian artist and re-engaging with the Canada’s unique artist-run network. When…
May 2018

Cite on Site - A research residency presented in partnership with KAPSULA

What if the bibliography was formatted as a network? How might we order a bibliography rhizomatically? Citing, Siting & Sighting Solidarity explores the use of this rhizomatic digital bibliographic form to map ‘solidarity’ in Canadian art history. Expanding on current…
April 14, 2018 from noon to 4 PM

A zine workshop with Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin (B&D Press)

Lists are strangely seductive and addictive, for many reasons: They are predictable: the numbered or ordered information allows us to develop “schemata” —mental maps drawn from experience. They make things look easy and finite, so they help you to focus.…
March 3, 2018 from 7 PM to midnight

Collage workshop in the collection

For the 2018 edition of Nuit blanche à Montréal, presented in collaboration with the Casino de Montréal, join us for a collage workshop in our reading room, open to all ages. Through the use of different materials (magazines, papers, documents,…