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.

Ce toit tranquille où marchent des petits oiseaux

Richard Purdy, Ce toit tranquille où marchent des petits oiseaux, 2004Richard Purdy, Ce toit tranquille où marchent des petits oiseaux, 2004
A sculpture in the shape of roofs with little bronze birds. Text is written on the glass of the dormer windows, as if someone had scribbled something with their finger on the frosty glass. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Purdy, Richard
Installation year: 
2004

Lulu, A Memory Garden

Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Lulu, A Memory Garden, 2009.Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Lulu, A Memory Garden, 2009.Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Lulu, A Memory Garden, 2009.
The art project consists of two parts: large pavers cut from pillars featuring text and placed at various locations throughout the park; a centre piece of large etched black stone paver slabs placed i [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Metz, Jacqueline; Chew, Nancy
Installation year: 
2009

Right to the City

Kirsten Forkert, Right to the City, 2004. © Marc André BrouilletteKirsten Forkert, Right to the City, 2004. © Marc André BrouilletteKirsten Forkert, Right to the City, 2004. © Marc André BrouilletteKirsten Forkert, Right to the City, 2004. © Marc André Brouillette
"Right to the City" involves three elements:1) Ten resin capsules imbedded in the ground along the pathway at Nanaimo and 41st Avenue. The capsules contain paraphernalia that might be found in some [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Forkert, Kirsten
Installation year: 
2004

FUNhouse

Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, FUNhouse, 2010Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, FUNhouse, 2010
Three permanent installations refer to the activities of the center. The first component to be installed is FUNhouse: cast aluminum soccerballs, volleyballs and basketballs are imbedded into a concret [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Metz, Jacqueline; Chew, Nancy
Installation year: 
2010

Everything is going to be alright

Martin Creed, Everything is going to be alright, 2009.Martin Creed, Everything is going to be alright, 2009.
On a façade of the Wing Sang Building in Chinatown (the oldest building in the neighborhood), we can read the words "Everything is going to be alright." The neon letters are visible from the Georgi [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Creed, Martin
Installation year: 
2009

Autres lieux de passage et lieux d'arrêt

Caroline Gagné, Autres lieux de passage et lieux d'arrêt, 2003Caroline Gagné, Autres lieux de passage et lieux d'arrêt, 2003Caroline Gagné, Autres lieux de passage et lieux d'arrêt, 2003Caroline Gagné, Autres lieux de passage et lieux d'arrêt, 2003
24 plates have been moulded into the gullies that are created by ground erosion (through the movements of pedestrians). The sentences on the plates are taken from conversations with the pedestrians. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Gagné, Caroline
Installation year: 
2003

Unlimited Growth Increases The Divide

Kathryn Walter, Unlimited Growth IncreasesThe Divide, 1990Kathryn Walter, Unlimited Growth IncreasesThe Divide, 1990
The text consists of 7" copper letters installed above the entrance to the gallery. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Walter, Kathryn
Installation year: 
1990

Symbols of the Cuneiforms

Patricia & Lionel Thomas, F. Lachnit, Symbols of the Cuneiforms, 1960Patricia & Lionel Thomas, F. Lachnit, Symbols of the Cuneiforms, 1960Patricia & Lionel Thomas, F. Lachnit, Symbols of the Cuneiforms, 1960
This artwork is a delicate metal bas-relief with plexiglas inserts. The white sections light up at night. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Thomas, Lionel; Thomas, Patricia; Lachnit, F.
Installation year: 
1960

Perennials

Barbara Steinman, Perennials, 1997Barbara Steinman, Perennials, 1997Barbara Steinman, Perennials, 1997Barbara Steinman, Perennials, 1997
A semi-circle of shattered glass screens with etched leaves is visible from the street and lit at night. In the courtyard is a 4,500 sq. ft. leaf-shaped pool; situated around it are black granite seat [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Steinman, Barbara
Installation year: 
1997

All Our Knowledge Has its Origins in Our Perceptions

Brian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our PerceptioBrian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our PerceptioBrian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our Perceptio
Abstract mural made of three circles and several geometric forms. A quote from Leonardo da Vinci appears at the top. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Baxter, Brain; Olynyk, Markian
Installation year: 
1995
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