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Active Surplus: The Economy of the Object was an exhibition in Winter 1987-1988 in which the participating artists were united by their desire to explore contemporary urban culture through an analysis of that culture’s objects. In each instance the artist either worked with existing objects, or alternatively, manufactured objects that simulated the sign system of the urban object.
This 48-page softcover catalogue features images of work by the exhibiting artists, as well as an essay by guest curator Bruce Grenville and profiles on each of the artists.
Author(s): Bruce Grenville
Publisher: The Power Plant
The Power Plant is Canada's leading art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary art by artists from Canada and the world. We aim to share art with wider audiences through free admission to our exhibitions, public programs, and educational publications.