Dada Exhibitions etc.
The David Barnett Gallery presents Kiki's Paris, an exhibition inspired by the book about the famous Parisian model who worked and lived in Paris from 1900-1930 when Paris was the center of the art world. An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, April 17, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Kiki's Paris re-creates the experience of being part of what Marcel Duchamp called "the first really international colony of artists we ever had." The quarter-mile area on the Left Bank around the intersection of Boulevard du Montparnasse and Boulevard Raspail offered none of the traditional tourist attractions of Paris; what brought a generation of artists, writers and pleasure-seekers to the terraces of the Montparnasse cafes was the promise of personal freedom and self-fulfillment.
Artists include: Man Ray, Miro, Matisse, Max Ernst, Mucha, Bonnard, Manet, Tanguy, Pissarro, Calder, Villon, Picasso, Gauguin, Hermine David, Kees Van Dongen, Derain, Marcel Duchamp, Delacroix, Renoir, Masson and Chagall. The exhibit will run through July 18, 2015.
David Barnett Gallery
December 20, 1961 - January 9, 1962
Read on if you are interested in what was happening in Canada over fifty years ago. Some of the people involved were Michel Sanouillet, Greg Curnoe, Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland.