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May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012

AWE Gallery

Super 8 film screening, book launch and panel discussion
Friday, May 25, 2 pm

Organized jointly by Media City Film Festival and the AGW this program marks the first ever screening of IAIN BAXTER&’s Super 8 films created from the mid-1960s through the 1970s. During this period, BAXTER& used Super 8 film to both document the activities of the N.E. Thing Co. and create independent artworks. Many of the films are of great historical significance to both BAXTER&’s own practice and to the larger field of conceptual art of the era (e.g. Lucy Lippard Walking North [1970]). Intended to celebrate one of Canada’s most significant artists, this special program will feature between 12-16 single-reel Super 8 films (shown in their original format) accompanied by an animated talk by BAXTER& himself.

Following the screening the AGW will host a panel discussion and book signing featuring three new publications. The 224-page exhibition catalogue IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011, produced by the Art Gallery of Ontario, includes essays by David Moos, Lucy R. Lippard and others, as well as original interviews with the artist and more than 200 reproductions. H& IT ON is an artist book by BAXTER& published by YYZ Books. Produced by Media City and the AGW, IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION includes numerous images from the artist’s films and an in-depth essay written by Adam Lauder.

One of Canada’s foremost living artists, BAXTER& is recognized internationally as an early and important practitioner of conceptual art. He is Professor Emeritus at the School of Visual Arts University of Windsor, a recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Until August 12 the Art Gallery of Ontario will present IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011, a major career retrospective that was recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Art Gallery of Ontario:
18th Annual Media City Film Festival (May 22-26, 2012):

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