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Photo: MOCCA installation 2010

Installation view of cache-misère (2008-10) by John Armstrong and Paul Collins in the exhibition The Mechanical Bride curated by Bonnie Rubenstein at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

John Armstrong & Paul Collins 
Since 2000, John Armstrong, who lives in Toronto, and Paul Collins, who lives in Paris, have maintained a collaborative, intermedia art practice. Their photographs, videos and painted images record places, events and objects they come across in the course of their daily lives in Toronto and Paris. These elements are variously juxtaposed to suggest narratives that play with the porous nature of individual and collective memory.

Galleries, museums, festivals and site projects in which Armstrong and Collins have exhibited include the following: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2010 at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (Toronto); Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2008 (Toronto); Artothèque de Caen (France); Kunsthalle Erfurt (Germany); Faux Mouvement (Metz, France); Maison de la culture Côtes-des-Neiges, Le Mois de la photo à Montréal; Truck (Calgary, Alberta); Platform Centre for Photography and Media Arts (Winnipeg, Manitoba); La galerie ESCA (Nîmes, France); Oakville Galleries (Oakville, Ontario); Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery (Corner Brook, Newfoundland); and VAV Gallery, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec).

Depuis 2000, John Armstrong, qui habite à Toronto, et Paul Collins, qui habite à Paris, collaborent dans la production de peintures, photos, vidéos, performances et éditons. Ils ont exposé dans des lieux tels que L'Artothèque de Caen (France), la Kunsthalle d'Erfurt (Germany), Faux Mouvement à Metz (France), The Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art à Toronto (Canada), Le Mois de la photo à Montréal (Canada), Truck à Calgary, Platform Centre for Photography and Media Arts à Winnipeg (Canada), La Galerie ESCA à Nîmes (France), Oakville Galleries, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery à Corner Brook (Canada), VAV Gallery (Concordia University in Montreal, Canada).

 

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