John Armstrong and Paul Collins, 2013 installation view of Da Bao (Takeout) at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg
Academy, Tianjin (2011-12) projected silent digital video (65 minutes) and latex paint on wall
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John Armstrong & Paul Collins have been engaged in an itinerant, collaborative art practice since 1999. Collins lives and works in Paris, and Armstrong in Toronto. By frequently meeting in one or the other’s cities, or elsewhere on the planet and even more regularly in cyberspace, they are able to hash out their projects and physically/virtually work side-by-side. Their photographs, videos, performances and painted images record places, events and objects they come across in the course of their daily lives. These elements are variously juxtaposed to suggest narratives that play with the porous nature of individual and collective memory.
Represented by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto