The Gallery’s collection is the result of collecting practices implemented by the various individuals who successively held the positions of Gallery director and curator of the collection. It highlights the important role of the visual arts in the development of research and knowledge. It serves as a tool to rethink museum methodology, art history and the relations between art and other professional fields. The works in the collection are studied and exhibited at the Gallery as part of critical exhibitions, loaned to various art institutions and reproduced in publications. Moreover, they are made available to researchers, students, writers, professors and publishers.
Rober Racine, Pages-Miroirs : antifongique – fors, Pages-Miroirs : chimérique – reflet, 1989, inks and graphite on paper fixed to mirror
The Gallery acquired six Pages-Miroirs by Rober Racine in the autumn of 2013. These works, part of a series of 2,400 drawings on paper created between 1980 and 1995, are now considered to be a major contribution to the Gallery collection. They are an important component of art history in Quebec and Canada and provide an ideal entry point to observe how art, knowledge, writing practices and human identity are interconnected.