Activate the Archives!
The grunt gallery online archiving project is going live. Working with curators, writers, and designers, grunt is developing a series of websites that will bring the archives online. This project involves the production of six subject based websites as well as an interactive database system that will support independent research and exploration.
At the core of grunt's work since its inception in 1984 has been the creation of an extensive archive of materials, reflecting the depth of our programming and the important Canadian artists we have supported and showcased. Since 1984 we have amassed a huge collection of materials, including printed documents, slides, digital images, video tapes as well as extensive audio files. The grunt Archive consists of documentation of exhibitions, performances, as well as publications, conferences, festivals and other special events. Grunt's archive features work by international and Canadian artists with a strong focus on contemporary First Nations artwork – significant material not available in any other archive or collection.
Activate the archive by visiting any of the sites below:
Curated by Christine Stoddard, this project focuses on grunt gallery's unique approach to identity politics in a series of performances from the 1990s.
A site curated by Kate Armstrong; a look into grunt's archives from the perspective of work that investigates the act of writing and the position of the written word.
Curated by Glenn Alteen andPolina Bachlakova, this site features a sampling of sculpture based projects from grunt programming.
Curated Malcolm Levy, Glenn Alteen, and Archer Pechawis, this site features a comprehensive look at the work of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew. Ahasiw was a theorist, curator, writer, new media practitioner and performance artist.
Curated by Dana Claxton and Tania Willard, this site continues the discussion around contemporary performance art that was initiated during the Idian Acts conference organized by grunt in 2002.
A site curated by Tania Willard, Pat Beaton, and Paula Jardine looking into the question of community engagement.
A custom wordpress database of grunt's archive. Browse available materials and create your own collections.
Check out the Archive though grunt gallery's Facebook Timeline and our Twitter (gruntgallery, #gruntArchive)
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