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Michael Bidner Out of the Archives

Flavio Belli photocaopying his face

Image Source: Michael Bidner, Flavio Belli Photocopying his Face, 1973. Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives, LA.MBF.S1.8

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Michael Bidner Out of the Archives

Saturday September 14, 1 - 5 pm (Talk 3 - 4 pm in Seminar Room 1)
E.P. Taylor Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario

In conjunction with Canzine, join Jason Dickson for a talk on Canadian indie xerox, artistamp, and serigraphy pioneer Michael Bidner. Bidner worked on the bleeding edge of emergent media from the 1970s until his death from AIDS in 1989. Dickson will draw on material from Michael Bidner’s personal archives, held in the AGO Library’s special collections, to discuss the work and legacy of the artist. 


Materials from the Michael Bidner archives will be on display in the library reading room throughout the afternoon. Drop by anytime between 1-5 pm to view selections from the archive, presented by Rosamond Ivey Special Archivist & Head, Library & Archives Amy Furness.


Jason Dickson is the curator of Michael Bidner: Raw (McIntosh Gallery, 2018; Saint Mary's Gallery, 2020) and the co-author (with Vanessa Brown) of London: 150 Cultural Moments (Biblioasis, 2017). Along with Vanessa he runs the antiquarian bookstore Brown and Dickson in London, Ontario.

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