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Reading Art

Exhibition Dates: 

September 25-January 17
By appointment only - call 604-297-4422 to book your visit
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Reading Art Exhibition

Image Credit: Enn Erisalu, Untitled (Read/Read) (detail), 1989, mixed media on paper, 56.5 x 76.5 cm, City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, Gift of Ron Aloni

This exhibition explores text-based and literary works of art on paper, featuring conceptual works from the 1970s, works of political protest, and illustrations of classic literary works such as Dante’s Divine Comedy, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and Marcel Proust’s Swann in Love. Drawing from the permanent collection and on loan, the exhibition brings together works on paper created over the past 100 years by artists such as John Baldessari, Salvador Dali, Enn Erisalu, General Idea, Guerrilla Girls, Angela Grossmann, Jenny Holzer, Clare Leighton, Micah Lexier, Jane Ash Poitras, Jack Shadbolt, Janice Toulouse, and Joyce Wieland, among others.

Curated by Ellen van Eijnsbergen and Jennifer Cane 

Public Program

Curator's Talk

Sunday, October 18, 2pm & 3pm
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Wednesday, November 4, 7pm
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Wednesday, November 25, 7pm
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Join curators Ellen van Eijnsbergen and Jennifer Cane for an in-depth tour of the exhibition.