Monday, July 7, 2008

Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Offers Accessible Data Base

CCAHTE Journal and our Arts and Health Crossing Borders BLOG often feature and support the works of contemporary Canadian artists many active in provocative artmaking in the visual arts, installations, new forms of public that inspires further investigation and questionning while opening the way for constructive criticism and a fresh examination of current belief systems or practices.

I would like to share with you today a helpful website and resource, The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Data Base. Here you will find the artists, the designers, writers and curators as well as highlights about projects by artists on the leading edge of contemporary art in Canada. CM
The CCCA's Canadian Art Database Project is a work in progress. With the overall objective of broadening public awareness of contemporary Canadian Art in Canada and abroad, the CCCA is documenting the careers of some of Canada's leading professional artists, designers, art writers and curators, as well as some important Canadian art institutions and organizations that have helped shape the Canadian art scene since the 1960s.
A wide range of previously hard to access material [images, texts, media works, and related ephemera]from a variety of sources across Canada is being assembled into the fully searchable, bilingual, database.
The Canadian Art Database Project currently holds 54,000+ images and 600+ video and audio clips by 600+ artists and designers; and 1,600+ texts by 200+ writers and curators.
Click here for more information about the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art and
Data Base.