Constellation and Correspondences: Networking Between Artists 1970-1980

March 16 - May 26, 2012

Opening: Friday March 16, 2012, at 7 PM


Constellation & Correspondences inaugurates Artexte’s exhibition programme and its new space in the 2-22 building located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.

Co-production with the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

In the late 1960s, Canadian artists coalesced into collectives that ran parallel to established museum and gallery systems. Throughout the 1970s, these alternative spaces experimented with media such as printed matter as a means for artists to network nationally and internationally.

As hybrid documents blending visual and textual expression, printed matter functioned simultaneously as information and as art. A constellation of relationships and revelatory practices can be traced through this material, providing insight into the impetus of artist-run centres and the early work of such artists as Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov, Glenn Lewis, AA Bronson, Tom Sherman, Clive Robertson, Garry Neill Kennedy, Tom Dean and Tanya Mars.

Drawing: A group or cluster of related things / Un groupe de choses éparses, by Felicity Tayler