Art Gallery of Alberta

The Automatiste Revolution: Talk & Performance

The Automatiste Revolution: Talk & Performance

Françoise Sullivan performing Danse dans la neige, February 1948. Photo: Maurice Perron. Collection of Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2 pm
$40 General Public
$25 AGA Members, Students, and Seniors
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Tickets include access to the exhibition The Automatiste Revolution

Join exhibition curator, Roald Nasgaard, for an engaging conversation with award-winning author Ray Ellenwood and Françoise Sullivan, an original member of the Automatistes. A dance program choreographed by Sullivan and performed by Ginette Boutin follows the talk.

Talk | 2 pm
Performance | 3:30 pm





Roald Nasgaard is curator of the exhibition The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960. He is the author of numerous publications including Abstract Painting in Canada and Mystic North. Ray Ellenwood is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto. He has published two editions of his translation of the Refus global and is the author of Egregore: A History of the Montréal Automatist Movement. Françoise Sullivan is a dancer and choreographer, as well as a painter, sculptor and photographer. She was part of the Automatistes and was a signatory of the group’s 1948 manifesto, Refus Global.

Françoise Sullivan Dance Program

Black and Tan Fantasy, 1948
Danced by Ginette Boutin
Music: Duke Ellington
Costume: Jean-Paul Mousseau

The Archaic Woman, 1948
Danced by Ginette Boutin
Music: Pierre Mercure
Costume: Jean-Paul Mousseau

I Speak, 1993
(Excerpt from the piece Moi je suis)
Danced by Ginette Boutin
Costume: Françoise Sullivan

Dedales, 1948
Danced by Ginette Boutin
Costume: Ginette Boutin