Wednesday, September 12, 2012

John Armleder and Ecart

John Armleder, artist, publisher and dealer, is presenting his first solo exhibition in Canada at the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, this Saturday. The artist will give a talk/performance at the opening (4pm, in the ECU theatre) and the show continues until October 21st.

"The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present John Armleder and Ecart, curated by Lionel Bovier. The exhibition focuses on Swiss artist John Armleder's early Fluxus-related works with Ecart, a group Armleder founded with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner in Geneva in the late 1960s. The Ecart Group published artists' books, presented exhibitions and performances, and opened a bookstore/gallery that is considered to be "one of the most important alternative spaces in Europe in the 1970s" (Ken Friedman). Ecart worked with many artists including Dick Higgins, Lawrence Weiner, Annette Messager, Daniel Spoerri, Giuseppe Chiari, and Maurizio Nannucci.

The exhibition features artworks made by Armleder and Ecart and includes a complete set of Ecart publications, works on paper, mail art projects, films, and sound works created for Paul McCarthy's Close Radio."

An interview with Armleder, about Ecart, can be found here.

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