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)
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