1
1

Corridart

Corridart

Part of

People

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

Title

Corridart

Dates of creation

1976

Level of archival description

Subseries

Extent and Medium

  • 171 drawings (including 80 reprographic copies)
  • 110 photographic materials
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

The sub-series documents the executed exhibition project for entitled "Corridart" in Montréal, Québec, in 1976. The exhibition consists of a series of 16 installations by 60 artists spread on 7 km on Sherbrooke street between Atwater and Pie XI streets. The exhibition was curated by Melvin Charney and was financed by the ministère de la Culture du Québec as a cultural component for the Montreal Summer Olympics of 1976. Charney himself designed one of the installation "Les maison de la rue Sherbrooke" representing historical buildings of Sherbrooke street that were demolished to built new structures for the Expo 67 and later the Summer Olympics. The installations were illegally demolished after a week, on the evening of July 13th, two days before the opening of the Olympics by the City of Montréal in a controversial decision by the Mayor of Montréal, Jean Drapeau.

The sub-series includes diazoprints for installation supports and maps of the installation site, photographs documenting the complete length of the North and South sides of Sherbrooke Street and a report with photographic documentation.

Reference Number

AP041.S3.SS02

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

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Related units of description

  • For material related to the installation "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke" designed by Melvin Charney in 1976 for the exhibition Corridart, see also project series AP041.S1.1971.D1.

Inventory

Sort by: 

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1990:0065:001-016
    • Title: Installation supports, Corridart project, Montréal
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Part of a group of working diazotypes from the office of Melvin Charney/Architect for the Corridart project (Montréal, 1976), which were donated by André Menard, co-organizer of the project with Charney. This set is primarily composed of details for installation supports. It was described as received, in a duo-tang folder.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28.0 x 43.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    In a black cardboard duo-tang folder.

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de André Ménard / Gift of Andé Ménard

    Copyright:

    © Melvin Charney, 1976

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1990:0066:001-003
    • Title: Maps showing the location of installations along Sherbrooke Street, Corridart project, Montréal
    • Dates of creation: May 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Part of a group of working diazotypes from the office of Melvin Charney/Architect for the Corridart project (Montréal, 1976), which were donated by André Menard, co-organizer of the project with Charney. When joined together, these three site plans show the location of the installations along Sherbrooke Street.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 84,2 to 84,2 cm sheet (largest): 219,6 to 297,7 cm

    Physical Description:

    Drawings joined at left edge by two thin strips of black cardboard, which are fixed with three staples.

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de André Ménard / Gift of Andé Ménard

    Copyright:

    © Melvin Charney, 1976

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1990:0067-0067
    • Title: Map showing the location of installations along Sherbrooke Street, Corridart project, Montréal
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 93,66 × 218,44 cm

    Physical Description:

    Print has yellowed at the edges, particularly along the u.r. and there are small tears at the u.r. and l.r. corners.

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC (2015)

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • DR1990:0067
      • Map showing the location of installations along Sherbrooke Street, Corridart project, Montréal
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1994:0015:001-160
    • Title: Photographs, installation plans and documentation related to exhibition "Corrdidart"
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

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

    Description:

    Many pages of the typescripts are illustrated with photographs and reprographic copies concerning general installation plans for Corridart.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 69 photographs
    • 60 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.5 x 36 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:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC (2015)

    Objects that have been catalogued:

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1994:0016:001-021
    • Title: Photographic survey of Sherbrooke Street related to exhibition "Corridart"
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    First part of an original photographic survey of Sherbrooke street from Durocher Street to Papineau Street.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.2 x 101.5 cm sheet (largest): 40.7 x 101.5 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

    Related units of description:

    • For the second part of this photographic survey of Sherbrooke Street, see also DR1994:0016:022-041.
  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR1994:0016:022-041
    • Title: Photographic survey of Sherbrooke Street related to exhibition "Corridart"
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

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

    Description:

    Second part of an original photographic survey of Sherbrooke street from Durocher Street to Papineau Street.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.2 x 101.5 cm sheet (largest): 40.7 x 101.5 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

    Related units of description:

    • For the first part of this photographic survey of Sherbrooke Street, see also DR1994:0016:001-021.

    Objects that have been catalogued:

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:002:001-014
    • Title: Conceptual drawings, studies, preliminary assemblies and organization of the installation, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 45 x 48 cm

    Inscription:

    AP041.S3

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:002:015-017
    • Title: Conceptual drawings, studies, preliminary assemblies and organization of the installation, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 45 x 48 cm

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:002:018-032
    • Title: Conceptual drawings, studies, preliminary assemblies and organization of the installation, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 45 x 48 cm

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:003:001-001
    • Title: Site plan, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 46.2 x 62.4 cm

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:003:002-004
    • Title: Installation plans, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 83.5 x 218.5 cm sheet (largest): 83.5 x 296.0 cm

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:003:005-023
    • Title: Site plans and details of the installations, Corridart
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27.8 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 27.8 x 43.0 cm

    Credit line:

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

  • Actions:
    See more Close
    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:005
    • Title: Original drawings and texts for artists' installations and report related to exhibition "Corridart"
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 drawings

    Credit line:

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

1
1

Sign up to get news from us

Email address
First name
Last name
By signing up you agree to receive our newsletter and communications about CCA activities. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, consult our privacy policy or contact us.

Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.

We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.

You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.

This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us

Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]

First name
Last name
Address (line 1)
Address (line 2) (optional)
Postal code
City
Country
Province/state
Email address
Phone (day) (optional)
Notes

Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.

We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.

Folder ()

Your folder is empty.

Email:
Subject:
Notes:
Please complete this form to make a request for consultation. A copy of this list will also be forwarded to you.

Your contact information
First name:
Last name:
Email:
Phone number:
Notes (optional):
We will contact you to set up an appointment. Please keep in mind that your consultation date will be based on the type of material you wish to study. To prepare your visit, we'll need:
  • — At least 2 weeks for primary sources (prints and drawings, photographs, archival documents, etc.)
  • — At least 48 hours for secondary sources (books, periodicals, vertical files, etc.)
...