Part of:
  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (draughtsman)
  • Melvin Charney (photographer)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)




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

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.

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