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Webster Library Exhibition: After Party

This exhibit will run from October 15 - November 16, 2011, in the Atrium entrance of the Webster library. After Party presents three installations that stem from artist book projects by Kerri Flannigan, Sarah Nesbitt and Jenny Lin. Set within wooden display cases viewed from above, each installation forms a microcosmic examination of fragments, scrutinized and reassembled into narratives that are personal, collective and cumulatively revealing.

Past events - 2011

Webster Library Exhibition: Urban Clay

This exhibit will ran from September 9 to October 8, 2011, in the Atrium entrance of the Webster library. The Urban Clay Projects expand on the integral relationship between clay in the city. Clay is involved in all aspects of living in the city.  Ranging between the scale of architecture and the intimacy of personal space, it is both functional and decorative.  We examined the way clay currently exists in the city, indoors and out, above ground and under, and considered its relationship to the built environment.  With this in mind, students were asked to create a reponse to a specific site in the city on the Concordia campus in clay. These works reflect an individual artistic interest and consider how the works function in public space.  With sensitivity to both the material and the site, they strive for new and meaningful ways to enhance the built environment of Montreal.

Human Library @ Concordia

On Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Vanier Library (Loyola Campus) in collaboration with Concordia's Dean of Students Office and Multi-Faith Chaplaincy held a Human Library where visitors could have a conversation with a person offering an enlightening personal story.

The Human Library aimed to inform, break stereotypes, eliminate prejudice, and challenge assumptions by giving you the opportunity to chat with the real person behind the label.

Click here to learn more about the event.

Exhibition: A Students Manifesto by Madeleine Pippa Bartlett

This exhibition took place May 9 to June 10, 2011 in the Webster Library. Madeleine Pippa Bartlett's work addressed issues of propaganda-like visual imagery and branding within the educational institution. Subverting the university's graphics standards guidelines and echoing Soviet propaganda posters, she produced a series of silkscreened posters and wearables with a new visual identity.

Exhibition: BOOKED

This exhibition was curated by Melinda Reinhart and Pata Macedo. It took place April 14 to May 6, 2011 in the Webster Library, and showcased artists' books' & book objects by the following design art students: Beckii Adel, Patrizia Bayer, Boris Biberdzic, Amélie Blanchard, Andrea Cavaleri, Joshua Chevalier, Ana-Maria Cimpoia, Sabrina Cooper, Aleyne Felicio Harris, Amélie Gagné, Myriam Gagné, Kendall Green, Zachary Kain, Marwa Kawtharani, Michelle Khalil, Elizabeth Lee, Allan MacDonald , Kathleen Novelia, Dave Paradis, Jacynthe Plamondon, Kati Peltola, Camille Pomerleau-Lacasse, Samuel Tissot-Jobin, Kayla Veeren.

Exhibition: Lettres/Letters. A book-exhibition

This exhibition, which took place April 2 to May 6, 2011 in the Webster Library, showcased Lettres/Letters, a book-exhibition featuring the work of eleven artists that together reflected on the book as a place, a concept, and a medium for creative production. They explored notions such as the relation between text and image, printed matter, narration and the book as object. It was edited by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx. Projects were by Fiona Annis, Claire Dumoulin, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Jim Holyoak, Jp King, François Morelli, Hayat Najm, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Sabrina Russo, Adam Sajkowski, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif.

Artist Performance: Khadija Baker: My little Voice can’t Lie (sound-installation performance)

This performance, curated by Pohanna Feinberg, took place in Webster Library on March 30th & April 14. Khadija stood in silence and waited for the public to listen to spoken text embedded in her braided hair. As listeners engaged in narrative exchange, they were necessarily in contact with her and therefore with her story. The spoken text was comprised of both recycled personal memories and narrative elements drawn from other people's memories that Khadija had heard. Her story was your story and our story. This performance was held in conjunction with the exhibition [IN-TER-PRI-TEY-SHUHNZ] at the FOFA Gallery (April 4 to 20, 2011). More information available at: http://interpretashunz.wordpress.com/

Exhibition: John Latour: Artist's Books, Pages, and Facsimiles

This exhibition, which took place in the Webster Library from February 15 to March 31, 2011, highlighted the role that gothic literature plays in Latour's artistic production and demonstrated how his early artist's books directly led to an ongoing series of page art. It also included a number of facsimiles of works on display that alluded to the nineteenth-century literary motif of "the double."

Book Display: Antique Bibles

Vanier Library is marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible with a display of antique Bibles from its Special Collections. There is also a selection of modern books on the history and significance of the King James Bible.

Exhibition: At the Wrist

A performative and sculptural project, by artists Sheena Hoszko and Alberta Whittle, highlighting themes of subjectivity and identity construction. This exhibit ran from January 15 to February 14, 2011, in the Webster Library.

Book Display: Tribute to Bob Dylan

In February, the Vanier Library displayed a collection of books about and records by Bob Dylan. This display accompanied the 14th Annual Roots of Rock and Roll Concert: "Blowing In the Wind: A Tribute to Bob Dylan and his Musical World" held February 4th in the Oscar Peterson Hall. The concert was given in collaboration with the Concordia University Department of Music.

Past events - 2010

Exhibition: Surface Tension: Monoprints in Clay

Exhibition of students' work from CERAMICS 398 (Fall 2010) which ran from December 1st, 2010 to January 6th, 2011. Students included:


Exhibition - Ephemera of a Handmade Action Archive

Exhibition by Carissa Carman which ran from October 12 to November 21, 2010.

Exhibition - RE: In Search of Horizons

This exhibit, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 6, 2010, was a collaborative initiative between two Montréal based artist-researchers Fiona Annis & Véronique La Perrière M. Read the artists’ book: In Search of Horizons

Exhibition - The Death of the Book

This was an exhibit put together by Concordia's Book Arts Club from March 11 - April 16. Six Concordia students exhibited six recent works that showed that the book as an art form is still very much alive.

Exhibition - ASFASA Festival 2010

Do Tell Me More, was an art exhibit curated by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte. Two artists, Anne-Marie Proulx & Lisa Hoffman, presented their art work from February 8 to February 28, 2010. The ASFASA Festival is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims at creating links between students from the Fine Arts and Arts & Science faculties while encouraging communication and the cross-pollination of ideas between departments of Concordia University.

Past events - 2009

Exhibition - Being There

Mark Clintberg, PhD candidate, Art History, Concordia University

Being There was an examination of how private needs and engagement deserve demonstration in public space, and also how public space might invade the private sphere in a meaningful way. The exhibit took place in the Webster Library from October 28 - December 4.

Spectrum workshop: Increase the Visibility of your Research

During Open Access Week (October 19-23, 2009), Annie Murray, Tomasz Neugebauer and Kumiko Vézina gave a workshop on Spectrum, Concordia University's new research repository. Attendees learned about the benefits of open access, the features of Spectrum, and how easy it is to deposit research publications into this open access repository.

Layton Out Loud

On October 1st, attendees enjoyed a night of poetry celebrating the work of Irving Layton. A selection of Layton's poems were recited by Concordia theatre students, archival recordings were played and a range of his original manuscripts were presented. The event was held at the Vanier Library. More information.

2009 WILU Conference

From May 25 - 27, 2009, Concordia University hosted the 2009 WILU Conference. WILU, also known as the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use, is an annual Canadian conference where delegates meet to discuss timely topics related to information literacy.

Exhibition - Haiti: Dictatorship, Resistance and Exile under Duvalier

This exhibit was held in the Webster Library April 27 to May 10, 2009. It was organized by the CURA (Community-University Research Alliances) Oral History Research Project "Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations", the Haiti Working Group, and the Centre International de Documentation et d’information Haitienne, Caribeen et Afro-Canadienne.

Book signing by award-winning author Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci, award-winning author and Concordia alumnus, was at the Webster Library to sign copies of his books Thursday April 23, 2009. Ricci's most recent novel, The Origin of Species, winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and his latest book, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, were available for purchase and could be signed by the author. The event was sponsored by the Concordia University Alumni Association.

Display of "Really Old Books"

In April 2009 Vanier Library Special Collections displayed eleven books that were published between 1617 and 1847. The oldest was "Sancti Gregorii Nysseni – Episcopi Opera." Other rarities included a "A History of the People called Quakers" published in Dublin in 1789 and "The Tryal of Henry Dr.Sacheverell before the House of Peers for High Crimes and Misdemeanors" printed in London in 1710. These and many other books from Special Collections can be viewed at the Vanier Library.

Webster Library Exhibition: THINGS I HAVE LEARNED

An exhibition of student posters from the Department of Design & Computation Arts, organized by Professor Christopher Moore (DART 331: Words in Space), featured works by: Tania Alvarez, Valeriia Baranovitch, Chris Berthe, Derek Broad, Julie Lamothe, Zacherie Lavertu-Rondel, Kyosuke Nishida, Jena Roker, Denise Santillan, Mélodie Vachon Boucher. The exhibition took place from March 16 to April 16, 2009, on the second floor Webster Library.

Darcy McGee Collection

Concordia Libraries' Darcy McGee collection was featured in a display at the Vanier Library in March 2009. Darcy McGee was a journalist, poet and Father of Confederation. The Library counts over 800 items as part of this special collection, which has works by Darcy McGee as well as books about the Irish in North America and Europe. Most are available for borrowing.

Live-In for Literacy

As part of Live-in for Literacy 2009, two Concordia students part of DREAM (Discover the Reality of Educating All Minds), a university club, pitched tents in the Webster Library where they lived for 24 hours a day from January 16th until January 26th. This is the first year that Concordia University participated in the event. DREAM aimed to raise $40,000 in donations coast to coast to construct nine school libraries in India through the internationally renowned charity Room to Read.

Throughout Canada in the past four years, the event raised $50,000 to help build a computer lab in Cambodia and nine school libraries in Nepal. More information on the event and how to donate can also be found at www.liveinforliteracy.com.

Past events - 2008

Exhibition - The Book as Artist's Space

This exhibition of artists' books included works by Concordia MFA students – Jim Holyoak and Maskull Lasserre – as well as a selection of artists' books from the Webster Library collection. It took place on the 2nd floor of the Webster library from November 7 to December 15, 2008

Hemispheric Harmonies - A talk about music, brain, and mind

On October 28. 2008, Prof. Christine Beckett gave a lecture on how the brain processes music. The lecture was preceded with a live musical performance featuring Concordia music students.

Open Access Day

On October 14, 2008, the Libraries took part in Open Access Day to raise awareness about the Open Access movement. Find out more about Open Access.

Library statistics for the 21st century

On August 18 and 19, 2008, the Libraries co-hosted an IFLA Satellite Meeting with the City of Montreal's Public Libraries Network on the importance and role of collecting and using library statistics in today's context.

Consult the conference Web site for more information.

Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide

On January 14, 2008, Dr. Samuel E. Trosow (University of Western Ontario), co-author of a book on Canadian copyright, presented his work, which he co-authored with Laura J. Murray (Queen's University). He also spoke about recent developments in the field of copyright.

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