Installation and intervention

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Installation: Use for works, beginning in the 1960s, that use their exhibition space as part of their design. Demanding a viewer's active engagement, installations are often created by artists in direct opposition to the notion of permanent artwork, or art as a commodity. Intervention: Interaction with a pre-existing artwork, audience, site or space.

Vers tissés serré

L'équipe Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Vers Tissés serré, 2010. © Marie-ClL'équipe Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Vers Tissés serré, 2010. ©L'équipe Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Vers Tissés serré, 2010. © Marie-Cl
Created by assembling hundreds of glass jars, the installation Vers tissés serré sends visitors on a poetic journey through Montreal, with help from words by Gaston Miron, Pierre Nepveu, Jacques Braul [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
The Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Team
Installation year: 
2010

Untitled (It)

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It), 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinBarbara Kruger, Untitled (It), 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinBarbara Kruger, Untitled (It), 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinBarbara Kruger, Untitled (It), 2010. © Marie-Claude Langevin
The artwork consists of a series of found images and statements. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Kruger, Barbara
Installation year: 
2010

A Tale of Two Children: A Work for Strathcona

Ken Lum, A Tale of Two Children: A Work for Strathcona, 2005Ken Lum, A Tale of Two Children: A Work for Strathcona, 2005Ken Lum, A Tale of Two Children: A Work for Strathcona, 2005
Two large aluminum panels. On one side, an image; on the other, text. One shows an unhappy Caucasian boy. The other, a smiling young Asian girl and an adult woman. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lum, Ken
Installation year: 
2005

Les Mots (volet 2)

Julie Faubert, Les Mots (volet 2), 2010. © Julie FaubertJulie Faubert, Les Mots (volet 2), 2010. © Julie FaubertJulie Faubert, Les Mots (volet 2), 2010. © Julie FaubertJulie Faubert, Les Mots (volet 2), 2010. © Julie Faubert
An urban intervention project which comprises some 125 words* written in an ephemeral manner on the sidewalk, along with dates - lost  words (1900-2000), new words (1900-2000) and invented words [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Faubert, Julie
Installation year: 
2010

Sous l'aile, le vent...

Normand Forget, Sous l'aile le vent, 1997
Pictorial and sculptural installation consisting in three elements: a sculpture in the form of a stylized angel wing, a "wing" made up of ten panels of painted aluminium and a painting on a sheet o [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Forget, Normand
Installation year: 
1997

Poème illustré en boîte

Pierre Leblanc, Poème illustre en boîte, 1986
The installation consists of two gates that separate the main corridor from the one leading to the school yard. The gates are mounted on casters to allow them to close. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Leblanc, Pierre
Installation year: 
1986

Tree of Knowledge, fragments

Nancy Chew  & Jacqueline Metz, Tree of Knowledge, fragments, 2008Nancy Chew  & Jacqueline Metz, Tree of Knowledge, fragments, 2008Nancy Chew  & Jacqueline Metz, Tree of Knowledge, fragments, 2008
Engraved images carved into bluestone suggest fragments of a magnificent tree, shadows of the Tree of Knowledge. Dappled amongst the imagery are literary quotes personally selected by library donors [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Chew, Nancy; Metz, Jacqueline
Installation year: 
2008

Des pas sur terre

Normand Forget, Des pas sur terre, 2000Normand Forget, Des pas sur terre, 2000
A planisphere is cast on the ground at the entrance of the school. This map of Earth is coupled with excerpts from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A block of letters is embedded in the wall. At [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Forget, Normand
Installation year: 
2000

Angles d'incidence

Claudine Cotton, Angles d'incidence, 1998Claudine Cotton, Angles d'incidence, 1998. © Nathalie VilleneuveClaudine Cotton, Angles d'incidence, 1998. © Nathalie VilleneuveClaudine Cotton, Angles d'incidence, 1998
The artwork consists of a sculptural installation with one part located inside the building and another part, outside.Inside, a large white panel is installed on a black painted wall. It creates a t [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Cotton, Claudine
Installation year: 
1998

I am still learning

 Frederick  Valentine, I am still learning, 2003 Frederick  Valentine, I am still learning, 2003
Plate placed at the entrance of the library. The text appears in Latin, Spanish, Blackfoot (First Nation), French and English. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Valentine, Frederick
Installation year: 
2003
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