The exhibition, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Refus global manifesto’s publication in Montreal, brings together a representative collection of works from the first Automatist years as well as a number of important documents of the time that focus on the movement’s presence in Paris. “Refus global (1948): Manifesto of the Automatist Movement” was conceived around seven works collected for the exhibition “The Automatists” (presented by the Canadian Postal Museum). To these works were added others in order to offer a substantial panorama of the movement’s facettes in its early years.
Year of publication : october 1998
19×24 cm , 128 pages
Selling price : 21,5 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from October 16 to November 10, 1998.
Foreword by Robert Desbiens.
Introduction by André Ouellet: “The Automatists, Revolutionary Artists”.
Essays by François-Marc Gagnon: “Remembering Refus Global, Manifesto of the Canadian Automatists” ;
René Viau: “Automatists in Paris”.
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Refus Global (1948) : le manifeste de mouvement automatiste
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication, in 1948, of the Refus global manifesto, the Canadian Cultural Centre pays tribute to the “Automatists”. The product of meetings and dialogues between its author, the painter Paul-Émile Borduas, and...