Dedicated exclusively to the promotion of art on paper, Papier is one of the most important fairs of its kind in North America. The event is an important catalyst for the Canadian contemporary art market and constitutes a unique meeting ground for the greater public, art enthusiasts and professionals alike. For its 8th edition, Papier will present 40 Canadian galleries, demonstrating the liveliness of Montreal as a major center for contemporary art.
Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper
Complexe de Gaspé – Galerie Art Mûr
5445 de Gaspé, Montreal
The store front (showcase) reveals as much as it conceals; it simulates, but equally isolates the viewer. Paradoxically, this alienation triggers both a desire and creates a deprivation. Consequently, we are simultaneously presented with an object of desire and of frustration. Inspired by vanities, the work reveals ambition and hope on one hand and on the other, wealth and pleasure, and even loss of identity or stupidity. As a symbol of vain greed, the work exposes the worthlessness of certain pleasures and ephemeral desires and points to the absurdity and to the possible traps that these lay. The installation questions our constant quest to power, control and comfort and seeks to show that despite all precautions, certain things escape us and that we remain ostensibly vulnerable as victims of our own futile desires.
West 10th Window
223 – 225 West 10th Street, NYC
Scope Art Fair New York 2014, March 6 – 9
check under Art Mûr.
Seen as a critical and social reflection, although I am not a sociologist and that chaos is my method. The exhibition “La Valse à 5 temps” is a delicious blend and a delirious collage of poker, sex, natural disasters, gods, organized crime and corruption. From Pompeii in the Middle Ages, through the gold rush, colonization, slavery, war and TV, you may have the chance to meet Plato or Beethoven. All in a surreal and apocalyptic setting of a pre-trade shop, a conference room, a saloon and other secret passages. Confusion and much binder …