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.

Double Blind

Antonia (Katharina) Hirsch, Double blind, 2008Antonia (Katharina) Hirsch, Double blind, 2008
Convex, mirrored acrylic domes lay on a concrete wall spanning four stories and spelling out a "Snellen eye chart"—that familiar series of letters that many of us recognize from routine eye exams—as e [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Hirsch, Antonia (Katharina)
Installation year: 
2008

À peine vient-elle de naître que déjà elle raconte à qui veut bien voir

Annie Pelletier, À peine vient-elle de naître que déjà elle raconte à qui veut Annie Pelletier, À peine vient-elle de naître que déjà elle raconte à qui veut Annie Pelletier, À peine vient-elle de naître que déjà elle raconte à qui veut Annie Pelletier, À peine vient-elle de naître que déjà elle raconte à qui veut
Five sentences, seemingly handwritten, cross the wall, cling to it, lift away and then fly off. The sentences are repeated several times. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Pelletier, Annie
Installation year: 
2007

Bancs de pierre.. .et de paroles/ Bancos de pedra... e de palabras

Bancs de pierre...et de paroles/ Bancos de pedra... e de palabras, 2009Bancs de pierre...et de paroles/ Bancos de pedra... e de palabras, 2009Bancs de pierre...et de paroles/ Bancos de pedra... e de palabras, 2009
Twelve granite benches installed along Saint-Laurent Blvd. Portuguese and French literary quotes are engraved onto them. Each bench is decorated with ceramics created by four Montreal artists of Portu [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lima, Joe; Branco, Joseph; Rebelo, Miguel; Calado, Carlos
Installation year: 
2009

La Réserve

Clément de Gaulejac, La Réserve, 2007Clément de Gaulejac, La Réserve, 2007
La Réserve is an installation inspired by the specific history of a park that the city of Montreal left without any designation. At the park's entrance, a structure evokes the two squares - one red, t [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Gaulejac, Clément de
Installation year: 
2007

Halifax Begs Your Pardon!

Tactical Art Coalition, Halifax Begs Your Pardons !, 2002Tactical Art Coalition, Halifax Begs Your Pardons !, 2002Tactical Art Coalition, Halifax Begs Your Pardons !, 2002
A series of friendly interventions designed to interact with the urban ladscape of Halifax in a manner that would elicit reflections, considerations, and ideas that would challenge or expand the usual [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Tactical Art Coalition
Installation year: 
2002

Feminists ought to get a good whipping

Rachelle Viader-Knowles, Feminists ought to get a good whipping, 2000Rachelle Viader-Knowles, Feminists ought to get a good whipping, 2000
Work consists of text cut into grass on a sloping hillside in a park. The text selected for this public artwork, refers to a quote by Queen Victoria where she expresses her disdain for the fledgling W [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Knowles, Rachelle Viader
Installation year: 
2000

Ribbons and Rings

Jen Delos Reyes, Ribbons and Rings, 2003
In 2003, Ribbons and Rings was a letter-writing campaign for love. Two hundred letters were distributed around Winnipeg, MB, with a P.O. box c/o "Love", urging people to feel connected and respond to [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Delos Reyes, Jen
Installation year: 
2003

Untitled

Liz Garlicki, Untitled, 2008. © Marc André BrouilletteLiz Garlicki, Sans titre, 2008Liz Garlicki, Untitled, 2008. © Marc André Brouillette
Inscription on the sidewalk [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Garlicki, Liz
Installation year: 
2008

FLAGS Project

FLAGS Project, 2009FLAGS Project, 2009FLAGS Project, 2009
Artwork creator(s): 
Caribou, Stephanie; Coutu, Bobby; Kematch, Gabriel; Hiebert, Samantha; Sutherland, Destiny Dawn (with the collaboration of Scott Stephens, Sebastien Aubin, KC Adams)
Installation year: 
2009
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