Voices: artists on art
September 23 - December 24, 2017
Artists participating in the video interview project: Lois Andison, David Armstrong Six, Janet Bellotto, Alex Beriault, Therese Bolliger, Dan Borins, Jennifer Marman, Eva Brandl, Adam David Brown, Eric Cameron, Ian Carr-Harris, Amanda Christie, Panya Clark Espinal, David Clarkson, Michel Daigneault, Alexandre David, Bonnie Devine, Cliff Eyland, Gary Evans, Robert Fones, Stéphane Gilot, Raphaëlle de Groot, Paul de Guzman, Seema Goel, Mark Gomes, Lee Henderson, Kristan Horton, Robert Houle, Johanna Householder, Anique Jordan, Gunilla Josephson, Mary Kavanagh, Nestor Kruger, Kristiina Lahde, Yvonne Lammerich, Yam Lau, Lyse Lemieux, Ginette Legaré, Nina Leo, Sandra Meigs, Michael Merrill, Dax Morrison, Nick Ostoff, Luke Parnell, Paulette Phillips, Ana Rewakowicz, Milly Ristvedt, Susan Schelle, Stephen Schofield, Oli Sorenson, Nick Wade, Robert Wiens
Also participating: Iain Baxter, Michael Snow, Françoise Sullivan
An artist project conceived by Yvonne Lammerich and Ian Carr-Harris
The present is hollow without a future aware of its past. Fifty years ago, in 1967, the National Gallery hosted 51 artists in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square in a groundbreaking look at what contemporary art could mean for a public looking to artists to help define a national historical narrative. That narrative continues to be defined.
In a link to that exhibition, Voices: artists on art opens a door into 51 studios of artists currently working across Canada, while reminding us how powerfully expressed were the thoughts of those 51 artists in 1967.
This project is comprised of two components: a rare opportunity to access the 51 video interviews and to present artists’ multi-media installations that bridge the historical with the contemporary.