The Post Image Cluster, in collaboration with Hexagram is pleased to presents:
Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives
Artists talk by Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), and Althea Thauburger.
Monday May 8, 2017 – 3:00PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University
1515 Sainte-Catherine street W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2W1
“Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives” will highlight artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting discussing, and reflecting on three artists research-creation processes: Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), and Althea Thauburger. These artists are contributing to “In Search of Expo 67” at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (June 21 to October 8, 2017) co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon, an exhibition of new works and several archival multi-screen films. Thauburger and Leisure have both been working in the Post Image Cluster to produce their works. The curatorial process will also be highlighted, as co-curators Lesley Johnstone (MAC) and Monika Kin Gagnon will moderate conversations with the artists.
“In Search of Expo 67” brings together works by nineteen Québec and Canadian artists inspired by the most innovative, experimental and provocative dimensions of the original event, and its artistic, social and political context. Created in dialogue with the spirit of 1967, these works (sixteen of which are newly commissioned) challenge some of the underlying presumptions of Expo 67 while also highlighting its undeniable inventiveness.
The exhibition is co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the Musée d’art contemporain from June 21 to October 8, 2017