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Véhicule Art Research Group fonds
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- Véhicule Art Research Group
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The objective of the Véhicule Art Research Group, created in 1991, is the documentation and analysis of avant-garde art in Montreal during the 1970s, through the examination and interpretation of the activities of the artists' cooperative, Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc. within the period 1972-1983. Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc. was the first and most important alternate art gallery, resource centre, and educational agency for the expression of experimental art in Montreal.
The Investigation of the Activities of Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc., 1972-1983 project began with the analysis and evaluation of the Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc. fonds (P027) held by the Concordia University Archives. This was followed by the identification and collection of missing primary and secondary documentation. To gather information not available in printed form, oral history interviews were also conducted with artists who exhibited or performed at the gallery.
During the next few years, the full body of documentation will be interpreted through various art historical methodologies. The results of the research will be disseminated through publications, exhibitions, seminars, and graduate and undergraduate courses.
The Véhicule Art Research Group is composed of Sandra Paikowsky (Concordia University associate professor), Brian Foss (Concordia University associate professor), and Nancy Marrelli (director of Concordia University Archives).
The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 8, 2016 and May 11, 2016.
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The fonds provides information on Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc. Gallery activities and on some of the artists who exhibited or performed at the gallery. The fonds also provides information on the management of the Investigation of the Activities of Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc., 1972-1983 project.
The fonds consists of exhibition and artist files, including photographs of artworks. There are also publicity materials of various kinds including clippings, and a research report on Véhicule Art.
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