Open Edition

June 5 - August 20, 2017

Looking to the medium's past and present, this exhibition opens up multilayered conversations that explore printmaking and its many messages.

Marking CUAG’s 25th anniversary and Carleton University’s 75th anniversary, Open Edition features a compelling group of historical and contemporary prints selected from the University’s collection and made by Canadian and international artists from the sixteenth century to the present day.

The exhibition brings these artworks into dialogue with contemporary prints and print-based installations by seven contemporary artists from across Canada.

Open Edition also includes a special collection intervention by Guillermo Trejo, the fourth artists to be featured in CUAG’s Collection Invitational series. The series creates artist-led, open-ended opportunities to research and activate the collection through a week-long research residency at CUAG and subsequent exhibition. It stimulates the production of new artworks and fresh ways of seeing and thinking about the Carleton University collection.

Trejo’s installation, A Galaxy Reconfigured, features singular constellations of historic European prints selected from the collection.

Curated by

Heather Anderson and Sandra Dyck

Artists in the exhibition

Ciara Phillips, Ningiukulu Teevee, Mohamed Thiam, Guillermo Trejo, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, Ericka Walker and Melanie Yugo


Presented in partnership with the NAC’s Canada Scene