1. Chroma Lives comprises research of a performative archive project by Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich into the group exhibition Chromaliving: New Designs for Living. Taking place in Toronto in 1983, Chromaliving occupied the disused architecture of a former department store, and offered audiences a theatricalized vision of contemporary living through a labyrinth-like setting of domestic room displays of artist-made furniture, dressed mannequins, appliances, and interior decoration. Chroma Lives asks the question of how to reanimate this large-scale exhibition from Toronto’s recent art historical past and suture it to contemporary practices within the city.

      The publication includes essays by Freedman and Huston-Herterich that provide a history of Chromaliving and of the contemporary exhibition and oral history project they staged to archive this past event. These texts are accompanied by a previously unpublished essay by art historian Rosemary Donegan, which tells the history of Toronto’s vibrant downtown art scene in the early eighties; they are also supplemented by generous photographic documentation of Chromaliving and its contemporary restaging Chroma Lives.

    2. By Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich
      With contributions by Rosemary Donegan
      Series editors: Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb
      Editor: Janine Armin
      Design: Will Holder
      Publisher: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2016
      ISBN: 978-94-92139-10-8

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