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Streetwork

Streetwork

Part of

People

  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (draughtsman)
  • Melvin Charney (photographer)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

Title

Streetwork

Dates of creation

1977-1979

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 23 drawings (including 4 reprographic copies)
  • 3 photographs

Scope and Content

Streetwork was an installation/construction designed for the Art Gallery of Ontario, consisting of a wooden wall being “inserted” into the gallery, designed to transverse the gallery and pass through the existing wall that separated the gallery from the street. The “wall” becomes an arcade on the street and a “partition” inside; the existing building doesn’t so much contain the wall as combine with it. The construction opens the envelope of the building and draws the museum out onto the street. It was also presented at the Musée d'art contemporain in Montréal, in 1978.

Source: Montréal : Musée d’art contemporain. (1979) Melvin Charney: Oeuvres 1970-1979. (p. 50-53)

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1977.D1

Arrangement

Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Language of material

English, French

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1984:1572-1572
    • Title: Artwork "Malevich altered (Malevich redrawn)", Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (artist)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 work of art

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27 x 18,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0018
    • Title: Exterior view of the Streetwork installation, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (photographer)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.4 x 50.5 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

    Copyright:

    © Melvin Charney

    Folder Number:

    DR1994:0018

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0027
    • Title: Diptych of the Streetwork installation at the Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (photographer)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35.5 x 27.8 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

    Copyright:

    © Melvin Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2007:0084:004
    • Title: Studies for the installation Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 21.5 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:019:001
    • Title: Diptych of the installation Streetwork at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1978-1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Originally housed in a tube labelled: Streetwork, AGO 1978/ Edifice, MAC 1979.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 104 × 74.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-003-003

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:019:002
    • Title: Plans, elevations and studies for "Streetwork"
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Consists of plans, elevations and studies for "Streetwork". Material was originally housed in a tube labelled "Streetwork, AGO 1978/ Edifice, MAC 1979".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 49 × 109 cm sheet (largest): 61.3 × 124 cm

    Physical Description:

    Rolled.

    Location:

    Toronto Ontario Canada

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:047:004
    • Title: Drawings showing the positioning of the installation Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes isometric drawings related to the design development of the project Streetwork. They are titled "Streetwork Installation - Art Gallery of Ontario" and depict the positioning of the installation in relation to the gallery and the street.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 61.5 × 96.1 cm sheet (largest): 61.5 × 107.8 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The diazotypes are rolled.

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-002-014R

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:106:009
    • Title: Sketches forf the installation for Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: 1978, 1994, 2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Assorted items, including six photocopies (including 2 with colour pencil) of Malevich Altered (part of Streetwork), and eight drawings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketch(es)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 13,5 × 21,5 cm (5 5/16 × 8 7/16 in.) sheet (largest): 35,4 × 28,1 cm (13 15/16 × 11 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:026:008
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: circa 1977
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 61 x 92 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-045-006

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:029
    • Title: Photograph of the installation, Streetwork
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 panel(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 106,7 × 74,8 × 1,3 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:030
    • Title: Panel of Streetwork... Diptych
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 92,5 × 62,2 × 1,2 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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