An exhibition curated by Hélène Brousseau and Jessica Hébert, with assistance from Alessandra Iavarone
January 10 - March 28, 2022 @ Webster Library, Concordia University
In Webster Library’s vitrines @ Concordia University
Sir George Williams Campus – J.W. McConnell Building, LB-2
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, QC
We invite you to discover a new exhibition of documents from the Projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE Project special collection at Artexte. The project was a volunteer-run initiative aimed at expanding the visibility and access to independent publications by way of a travelling exhibition of zines and artists’ books that visited communities across North America. This new exhibition features zines, documents and ephemera from the archive. It provides a glimpse into the do-it-yourself spirit of self-publishing, community building and print culture of the early 2000s.
– Hélène Brousseau and Jessica Hébert, curators
For more information about the accessibility of this off-site exhibition, consult the Webster Library website.
Hélène Brousseau is a librarian specialized in Artexte’s digital collection. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts specialized in fibres from Concordia University (2008), a certificate in archival studies from UQAM (2013), and a Masters of Informations Sciences from Université de Montréal (2015). She is a member of Artexte’s team since 2016, and is also a trainer in document management for RCAAQ and has been a member of the Vtpae’s board of directors since 2018. She is interested in issues surrounding open access dissemination and digital participatory culture through Wikimedian projects. Her work has been presented at the Congrès des milieux documentaires, as well as the Association des archivistes du Québec, ACFAS, and at the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities.
Jessica Hébert is an artist and librarian. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography from Concordia University (2012) and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from McGill University (2014). Since 2013, she has been an active member of Art Libraries Association of North America (ARLIS) and served as president of the Montreal-Quebec-Ottawa chapter in 2017. She began working at Artexte in 2014, and is interested in all aspects of creation and preservation of artists’ books and zines, as well as issues surrounding the documentation of underground art movements.