Written in the spring of 2020 by Nancy HUSTON and richly illustrated by Edmund ALLEYN’s work, this collection of eighteen texts constitutes a set of fine observations and powerful analysis, often delivered in the intimate tone of the personal diary during and about the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At first paralyzed by this situation as dramatic as it was unexpected, and indefinitely kept out of Paris, Nancy Huston saw her mind somehow falter, and her writing also confined. But quickly the breath of life resumes, and that of writing goes back up loud and clear, denouncing the political attitudes that put in place this odious confinement of bodies and intelligence
Discover some of Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn’s work in several exhibitions around the world in 2019.
:. Répliques – Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal – May 2 to September 14, 2019
“RÉPLIQUES is the fourth part of the STATUER exhibition cycle. The figures of the base started in 2017. This new incarnation presents 14 Quebec artists in current art, who play with the shape and function of the base. As a counterpoint, a series of pictorial works from the University Collection offer a quirky 20th century crossing.
With the works of Magali Baribeau-Marchand & Sara Létourneau, John Boyle-Singfield, Marie-France Brière, Eric Cardinal, Cooke-Sasseville, Eric Ladouceur, Mathieu Latulippe, Paryse Martin, Nadia Myre, Pierre&Marie, Olivier Roberge and Works of Art of the University of Montreal, Edmund Alleyn, Marcel Barbeau, Ernest Cormier, Yves Gaucher, Pierre Granche, Alain Laframboise, Henry Léopold Masson, Louise Masson, Louis Comtois et Alfred Pellan.”
:. Françoise Sullivan. Hommages – Fondation Guido Molinari – February 28 to April 21, 2019
“From February 28 to April 21, the Guido Molinari Foundation will present Françoise Sullivan. Hommages, a selection of paintings made at the turn of the millennium, in tribute to Sullivan’s painter friends deceased at that time. To this corpus of historical works (dedicated to Edmund Alleyn, Ulysse Comtois, Marcelle Ferron and Guido Molinari) will be added two recent works, made specifically for our exhibition, in tribute to John Heward and Fernand Leduc. In addition, each of Sullivan’s Hommages will be accompanied by a major work of the artist to whom it is dedicated.”
:. Discoteca Analitica – FRI ART, Switzerland- February 9th to March 31st, 2019
” Discoteca Analitica reassesses the emergence of multimedia experiments in the Sixties based on the range of early varieties of discotheque. The exhibition offers an immersive experience bringing together Californian counter-culture, pop and psychedelic movements, and pioneers of radical Italian architecture. It is based on unpublished archives and original works. They reveal how music, ecstasy and collective experience, at the heart of these artists’ concerns, have preempted our contemporary digital culture.
With works, archival documents and writings by :
Edmund Alleyn, Archizoom Associati, Udo Breger, John Brockman and others.“
2018 reveals new aspects of Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn’s life and work, through his first biography, written by author Gilles Lapointe. Also, discover some of his work in several exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.
:. BYDealers Live Auction – Palais des Congrès de Montréal- November 5, 2018 – 7 pm
The work Au sujet de petite soeur (1963) by Edmund Alleyn, a jewel of the Indian Series (1962-64) will be one of the jewels at the auction of BYDealers on November 5, 2018 in Montreal.
Edmund Alleyn, Au sujet de petite soeur, 1963
:. Summer Exhibition – Galerie Simon Blais – July 14 to September 1, 2018
” Galerie Simon Blais marks the beginning of summer with an exhibition inspired by day-to-day life during the season. Edmund Alleyn, Michel Campeau, Bertrand Carrière, Serge Clément, Alexis Lavoie, Jessica Peters and Mark Stebbins are among the artists whose works will be on view. ”
:. 150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act – La Galerie UQAM- Online starting May 2, 2018
” The virtual exhibition 150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act presents art as an integral part of Canada’s social and political history. It looks at Canada through works that have in some way shaped or changed the country’s history over the past century and a half.”
Edmund Alleyn’s sculpture Introscaphe I, 1968-1970, will be displayed as part of the exhibition.
Edmund Alleyn, Introscaphe I, 1968-1970, Wood, fibreglass, paint, electrical and electronic circuits, projection system and other materials, 155 x 365 x 105 cm
:. L’idée du territoire, une exploration des collections – Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal – May 17th to August 10th, 2018
” The twentieth anniversary of Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal will have given Commissioner Geneviève Chevalier an opportunity to explore some of the university’s numerous and rich collections, in the light of certain issues and notions communicated by the works themselves. Through painting, printmaking and drawing, these works often evoke very real sites, as well as mental spaces. “
Edmund Alleyn’s Totem 2, 1964, will be displayed as part of the exhibition.
:. We’ll all become stories – Ottawa Art Gallery – April 28th to September 16th, 2018
“Twenty-nine years since our founding, and with the impending opening of our new expanded home, the OAG will mark and celebrate this important juncture by drawing together a seminal collection of art to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date. ” — Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO
:. Mnemosyme – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Until May 20th 2018.
The presentation provides a way to uncover unexpected encounters between the works on display in the new Michal and Renata Honrstein Pavillion for Peace and the installations, sculptures and pictures by 14 contemporary artists from Quebec and Canada.
Edmund Alleyn, L’invitation au voyage, 1989, Oil on canvas, 241 X 475, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection
:. Permanent Collection – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Also at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among more recent acquisitions, the piece La tribu se satellise (1964), inspired by native-american culture, vitalizes the « Passerelle des plasticiens » under Sherbrooke street.
Edmund Alleyn, La tribu se satellise, 1964, oil on canvas, central piece and 10 small paintings, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection.
:. From Ferron to BGL – MNBAQ – On going
Contemporary art from Quebec
This exhibition presents more than 60 key works from 1960 to today by essential figures in the history of Québec art.
Edmund Alleyn, Lac Brome de La Suite québécoise, 1974, oil on plexiglas, MNBAQ Collection
Edmund Alleyn’s biography
By author Gilles Lapointe, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
The author’s masterpiece received great reviews!
Read the article «La consécration d’Edmund Alleyn, chapitre 3» – Le Devoir (in French).
ALLEYN IN THE DICTIONARY
The Historical dictionary of Quebec sculpture in the 20th century, online since 2014 and managed by Espace magazine, recently published a page on Edmund Alleyn’s Introscaphe I sculpture.