Temporary Exhibition

Thursday December 7, 2017 — Sunday April 29, 2018

Gabor Szilasi: The Art World in Montreal, 1960–1980

This exhibition of unpublished photographs by Gabor Szilasi (born 1928) features images from art openings and other artistic events held in Montreal between 1960 and 1980. Shot in a spontaneous documentary style, they immortalize the people, places and vitality of Montreal’s art scene at a time of social and cultural upheaval.

Although Szilasi is one of Quebec’s best-known living photographers, this significant aspect of his work has never been publicly displayed.

  • Gabor Szilasi, <i>Rita Letendre explaining a work at the opening of her exhibition at the Galerie Gilles Corbeil</i>, Montreal, November 1980, Gelatin silver print (2017), collection of the artist
  • Gabor Szilasi, <i>Irene F. Whittome and Guido Molinari at the opening of the Irene F. Whittome exhibition at the Galerie Martal</i>, Montreal, October 1973, Gelatin silver print (2017), collection of the artist
  • Gabor Szilasi, <i>Opening of the Claude Tousignant exhibition at the Galerie Sherbrooke</i>, Montreal, May 1969, Gelatin silver print (2017), collection of the artist
  • Gabor Szilasi, <i>Armand Vaillancourt, John Max, Jacques de Montjoye and François Dallegret (hands only) at the opening of the pharmacy-boutique Le Drug</i>, Montreal, 1965, collection of the artist
  • Gabor Szilasi, <i>Opening of the Susan Caine exhibition at the Mansfield Book Mart</i>, Montreal, January 1969, gelatin silver print (2017), collection of the artist
 

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