Art Gallery of Alberta

Edmonton, AB (October 3/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to welcome pioneering Canadian artist Françoise Sullivan, dancer Ginette Boutin and curators Roald Nasgaard and Ray Ellenwood for the exclusive AGA event, The Automatiste Revolution: Talk & Performance on Saturday, October 13, at 2 pm.

With a career spanning six decades, Françoise Sullivan is an original member of Canada’s first group of truly modern artists, the Automatistes, and a signatory of the group’s groundbreaking manifesto, Refus Global. Sullivan is a dancer and choreographer, as well as a painter, sculptor and photographer.

The program will begin with a conversation between Sullivan and curators Roald Nasgaard and Ray Ellenwood. This talk will be followed by a performance of four of Sullivan’s works. Dancer Ginette Boutin, who has worked closely with Françoise Sullivan for 25 years, will perform: The Archaic Woman (1948), Black and Tan Fantasy (1948), Dedales (1948) and I Speak (1993).

The Automatiste Revolution: Talk & Performance
Saturday, October 13, 2 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
$40/$25 AGA Members, Students & Seniors

Tickets include access to the exhibition The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960
The AGA exhibition The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960 closes Sunday, October 14.
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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.