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.

Hello out there ! Greetings from the Artexte library !

On behalf of everyone here, I wish you good health and the stamina to find what brings you happiness and fulfillment during these times.  Back in the days when we could be in the same room, we had been thinking…

Discover the Artexte's collection here and on our Instagram from another perspective

Throughout 2021, Artexte will unveil a series of unboxing videos featuring members of our team, guest artists, curators, researchers. The Artexte Unboxings series will feature each invitee as they search through our shelves and choose a box, a file, a…
Image of Artexte Librarians Hélène Brousseau and Jessica Hébert at work.

Looking back on our activities during a very unusual year

As we come to the end of this very unusual and challenging year, we continue to forge ahead in our mission to provide reliable information sources for research on contemporary visual arts. We would like to highlight some of the…

Browse the Artexte collection online and discover our research tools with our librarians

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…

Themed research in the Artexte Collection

Many research residencies at Artexte have led to thorough thematic explorations of our collection, or started with a specific question in mind. These residencies resulted in bibliographies tracing the researchers’ findings. These bibliographies offer an effective way to start your…

Learning tools

Artexte has been offering for several years a constantly evolving toolbox to help our researchers navigate and use various programs commonly used in information literacy, as well as in archiving, and documents to learn about important issues in the archive…

External resources for research

In order to support you in your research in visual arts, Artexte’s team is offering you solutions that go beyond its own horizons.  In addition to e-artexte research platform offering you an ever-expanding selection of digitized documents from our collection,…

Fashion

These educational guides, created by members of Artexte’s staff provide research guidance on particular subjects as they relate to contemporary visual art. We hope that they will inspire reflection and discussion. Each thematic guide is divided into subcategories and provides…

Food

These educational guides, created by members of Artexte’s staff provide research guidance on particular subjects as they relate to contemporary visual art. We hope that they will inspire reflection and discussion. Each thematic guide is divided into subcategories and provides…

Remembering and Evolving Through Video Art

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…