Current Exhibitions

Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection:
Moving Image Program

April 4, 2015 (ongoing)

With the introduction of televised and moving image technologies to the modern world, artists have become increasingly engaged in using them for artistic purposes. Portable 16mm film and video cameras were embraced in the 1960s, and enthusiasm for them continued through the 1980s. The artist-couple Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland, for example, began making experimental films using 16mm film in the early 1960s. By the 1970s, artist-run collectives such as V-Tape in Toronto began developing archives and collections of work using this technology. In the later 1980s, the AGW began to develop a collection of works using time-based technologies to reflect the changing nature of contemporary art practice. Conservation concerns inherent with the video medium have meant that works originally produced using VHS and 16mm film are now transferred to newer digital technologies to extend the life of the work, as you see them in this gallery. The selection of these works by John Will, Zacharias Kunuk and Rae Davis explore the three curriculum themes of the exhibition. The program is as follows: Portraiture and the Body
John Will (b. 1939)
Loved by Millions, 1989
original production in VHS format, 30 minutes (colour)
Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor; Commissioned, 1989 Canadian Heritage and the Land
Zacharias Kunuk (b. 1957)
Qaggiq (Gathering Place), 1989
original production in VHS format, 58 minutes, colour with stereo sound
Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor; Purchased with funds from the Art Gallery of Windsor Resource Centre Form and Design Through Abstraction
Rae Davis (née Virginia Rae McDonough; 1928–2006)
Chromatic Fall (from Five Fugues for Isaac Newton), 1969/2000
original production in VHS format, 10 minutes, colour video projection (digital video disc format, 2/5)
Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor; Gift of Martha Davis and Scott Whittington, 2009 WATCH the Look Again! video