Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017. Courtesy of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017. Courtesy of the Musée d’art de Joliette.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017. Courtesy of the Musée d’art de Joliette.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche, VOX, from April 13 to June 23, 2017.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.
Serge Tousignant

Curators
Marie J. Jean and Claudine Roger

Available as of September 2017

Exposés de recherche is a retrospective of Serge Tousignant’s versatile œuvre which consists of sculpture, painting, photography and installation art. With a mind to anchor a biographical exploration in a historiography of exhibitions in Canada, this retrospective is built around the milestone exhibitions that have marked the artist’s career since the 1960s.

This exhibition was produced in the context of a research project on the history and future of exhibitions in Quebec, which VOX plans to conduct until 2020.

Booking Information

Languages: French, English

Space required: 300 m2 (3000 ft2)

Artworks

Foggy (trame bleue), acrylic on canvas, 1966, 169 x 169 cm

Exit, steel, 1967, 41,50 x 40,50 x 206 cm

Extension, painted aluminium and stainless steel, 1968, 244 x 60,5 x 91,5 cm

Bulle stéréoscopique, plexiglass and stainless steel, 1968, 45,7 x 91,4 x 91,4 cm

13 works from the Papiers pliés series, folded prints, 1967, dimensions vary approx. 58,5 x 58,5 cm each

8 works from the Coins d’atelier series, photo-prints, 1972-74, dimensions vary approx. 52,8 x 66,2 cm each

Laissez faire les sphères, installation with plexiglass spheres, camera, tripod and photograph, 1975 / 2017, dimensions vary 30,5 cm to 111, 7 in diameter

Réflexion intérieure tri-modulaire, colour photographs, 1983, 147 x 254 cm

La quadrature du cercle, colour photographs, 1983, 90 x 300 cm

2 works from the Géométrisation solaire series, colour photographs mounted on carboard, 1979, 84 x 218 cm and 28 x 460 cm

La fontaine étoilée, colour photograph, 1987, 127 x 130 cm

La pointe noire, colour photograph, 1987, 127 x 130 cm

L’oblique piégée, colour photograph, 1988, 127 x 130 cm

Nature morte aux œuvres d’art, colour photographs, 1986, 132 x 432 cm total

Nature morte aux chiffons, colour photographs, 1986, 102 x 284 cm total

30 “maquettes” or prototypes, various media mounted on carboard, 1972-2002, dimensions vary

Folio au carré rouge, digital photograph, 2015, 108 x 87 cm

True Blue (œuvre bleue), photograph, acetate, cardboard, 2012, 21 x 87 cm

Transparences. 4 œuvres-maquettes, acetate mounted on wood, 2012, 29 x 34 cm each

The amount of works included in this travelling exhibition can vary from one space to another, and will be determined in collaboration with the artist, the curators and the host institution.

Biography

Serge Tousignant

Born in 1942, Serge Tousignant studied at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal before pursuing studies at the University College of London’s Slade School of Fine Arts. Since 1960, his interdisciplinary practice has been characterised by photographic experimentation…

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Exhibition

Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche
2017.04.13 - 06.23

VOX is organizing a retrospective of Serge Tousignant’s work, including his sculptural, pictorial, photographic and installation pratices. In the aim of anchoring an indepth study of Tousignant’s output in the context of a historiography of exhibitions in Québec, this restrospective features works from landmark exhibtions since the 1960s to which the artist participated…

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Media Coverage

Interview with Serge Tousignant by Caroline Monpetit, “Lumière sur l’art de Serge Tousignant,” Le Devoir, April 8th, 2017.

Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Perspectives sur notre histoire de l’art,” Le Devoir, April 28th, 2017.

Publication

In tandem with this retrospective, a monograph will be published, furthering our study of significant exhibitions in Tousignant’s career and seeking to understand how he viewed them as veritable laboratories that allowed for research and experimentation.

Information

Valerie Morin
Touring Coordinator
valerie.morin@centrevox.ca