Chroma Lives

Huston-Herterich, Lili and Freedman, Erin Alexa and Bergholtz, Frédérique and Gibb, Susan and Donegan, Rosemary. Chroma Lives. Amsterdam, Netherlands: If I Can't Dance, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

" Chroma Lives comprises research of a performative archive project by Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich into the group exhibition Chromaliving: New Designs for Living. Taking place in Toronto in 1983, Chromaliving occupied the disused architecture of a former department store, and offered audiences a theatricalized vision of contemporary living through a labyrinth-like setting of domestic room displays of artist-made furniture, dressed mannequins, appliances, and interior decoration. Chroma Lives asks the question of how to reanimate this large-scale exhibition from Toronto’s recent art historical past and suture it to contemporary practices within the city.

The publication includes essays by Freedman and Huston-Herterich that provide a history of Chromaliving and of the contemporary exhibition and oral history project they staged to archive this past event. These texts are accompanied by a previously unpublished essay by art historian Rosemary Donegan, which tells the history of Toronto’s vibrant downtown art scene in the early eighties; they are also supplemented by generous photographic documentation of Chromaliving and its contemporary restaging Chroma Lives." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues
All Contributors: Huston-Herterich, Lili (Author); Freedman, Erin Alexa (Author); Bergholtz, Frédérique (Author); Gibb, Susan (Author); Donegan, Rosemary (Author)
Dossier: 390 - IF I CAN'T DANCE I DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION (Amsterdam)
Collation: 62 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
ISBN: 978942139108
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Amsterdam, Netherlands: If I Can't Dance
Artists: Applebaum, Isaac; Buyers, Jane; Fabo, Andy; Harman, Mark; Johnson, Rae; Jocelyn, Tim; Walmsley, Ben; [et alii]
Keywords: RESEARCH; ARCHIVE; TORONTO; DECORATION
Copyright Statement: If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution; the authors; the artists
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Notes:

"The research project Chroma Lives is part of Edition V1-Event and Duration (2015-2016)" - Colophon.
Includes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.

Series Name: Performance in Residence
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 20:31
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 21:48
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/28156
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