The exhibition showcases more than fifty remarkable works produced between 1965 and 2005 by artists from Québec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad. The connection with writing—be it text, words, letters, signs or calligraphy—is a component common to all these works, which reflect every artistic discipline: painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, assemblage, murals, sculpture, photography, video and installation. The main trends in contemporary art are represented: conceptual art, painting/painting, socially engaged art, Pop art, post-expressionism, etc.

Featured in this new presentation are works by Raymonde April, Pierre Ayot, Gilles Boisvert, Jean-François Bory, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Ian Carr-Harris, Melvin Charney, Greg Curnoe, Manon De Pauw, Christian Dotremont, Charles Gagnon, Raymond Gervais, Jochen Gerz, Betty Goodwin, Takashi Hayashi, Gary Hill, Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, George Legrady, Loïc Le Groumellec, Naomi London, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, André Martin, Roman Opalka, Dennis Oppenheim, Claude Péloquin, Rober Racine, Monique Régimbald-Zeiber, Judith Reigl, Larry Rivers, Louise Robert, Francine Savard, Michael Snow, Jana Sterbak, Ron Terada, Serge Tousignant, Kimio Tsuchiya, Colette Whiten and Ewa Monika Zebrowski.

Curated by: Josée Bélisle, Curator of the collection