Posts Tagged ‘CRUM’

PETITE ENVELOPPE URBAINE: An Exhibition of Exhibitions in Envelopes

August 3, 2022

Webster Library, Concordia University, July and August, 2022
Organized and curated by John Latour, Teaching & Research Librarian – Fine Arts Concordia University

The Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) is a symbiotic (parasitic) research group founded in 2000 by Felicity Tayler, Matt Killen and Hugues Charbonneau, and later joined by Douglas Scholes, Alexandra MacIntosh and Christian Carrière. Members of the CRUM collective, also known as “CRUMmies” explore links between art and urban space through their diverse and creative collaborations with artists, artist-run centres and other organizations at local, national and international levels; and through the 20+ year production of their remarkable Petite enveloppe urbaine (PEU) series.

Although the CRUM has produced gallery exhibitions, each work in the PEU series is a de facto temporary exhibition. “Since 1998, the Petite enveloppe urbaine has gathered urbanities of various disciplines around topics concerning their ways of life and their imaginary worlds. The small publication infiltrates different networks in various countries taking the form of paper envelopes containing uncommon projects”[1] – in the tradition of assemblage magazines and portable exhibitions.

This exhibition of exhibitions in envelopes presents a selection of the twenty-three issues of the Petite enveloppe urbaine that have been published since the series’ launch in 1998 – first under the supervision of Charbonneau and guest coordinators, and then by the CRUM itself with occasional guest collaborators as of no. 11 (2004). Covering a wide range of topics linked to art and the built environment, works in the exhibition also highlight the imaginative, poetic and playful nature of the CRUM and their collaborators.

The Webster Library thanks the members of the CRUM for their involvement in this exhibition and for the loan of CRUM-related materials. Concordia Library is also grateful to Artexte for the loan of several issues of the PEU to supplement those held by our own Special Collections.

If you already knew about us, you are part of a special group.— CRUM

What have I got myself into? — J.L.


April 16, 2016

CRUM’s Overlord of Entropy, founding member Hugues Charbonneau and its Master of Maintenance launch a new project!

#tinyartlab is a hashtag, an open platform for artists.

There is no need to apologize for the what and the where, #tinyartlab sees itself in relation to the other. It simply is.

#tinyartlab is a hashtag at the disposal of artists who want to share new projects. It is a way to find oneself in the white noise of the making and exhibiting art. Its friendly network flourishes within existing social media platforms. It is suited to aesthetic experiments in form and concept. Nobody owns it.  There are no geographical limits. No need to fundraise. No need to ask permissions. It is an ever-growing virtual collective exhibition.

Post your art project (video, gif, photo, text, sound, etc.) then simply hashtag it with #tinyartlab to broadcast to a network of contemporary artists and people who care.

#tinyartlab manifesto

#tinyartlab manifesto

119m meters above sea level

December 9, 2014

On December 06, 2014, the exhibition 119 meters above sea level opened at the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art in Montreal. The project aims to reconstruct the lost archives of 45°30′ N-73°36’ W, an exhibition first presented at the Saidye Bronfman Center for the Arts and the Sir George Williams University Art Galleries (1971) that CRUM identifies as the progenitor of conceptual art exhibition practices in Montreal.

Exhibition continues from December 06, 2014 – February 14, 2015 with:
Product demonstration and conversation (in french) with
Stéphane Bélainsky, Electromagnetic Environmental Expertise, Inc:
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2pm
Film preview (in French, with English subtitles) of
Le Semeur (Julie Perron, Les Films de l’Autre, 2014), a portrait of Patrice Fortier and his Société des plantes, on:
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2pm

exhibition panoramic
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