Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION
May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012
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 ). 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: http://www.ago.net/theandman
18th Annual Media City Film Festival (May 22-26, 2012): mediacityfilmfestival.com