Saturday, January 22, 2005

This Blog Is Not Dead, But...

After the sickness came the computer kaput.

A good portion of this week was spent re-installing computer components that had been recently installed but ended crushing my power supply box.

Luckily the hard drive survived.

But atop of that I've been working on some sort of silly little art project. More news about this in late February.

Where are we at now: Already January 21?
What a lazy month.

I've got a couple exhibit reviews to edit before pasting,
but then I'm off again for a few days.

Today at 2pm there is a talk that you probably haven't heard about:
Nicolas Mavrikakis (Montreal's version of a Jerry Saltz, critic from the journal Voir) will discuss along with artists Manon De Pauw, Clara Gutsche and, get this, Alain Paiement, about "his" current exhibition "Comment Devenir Artiste" (How To Become An Artist), which is an intriguing curatorial project, to say the least.

The talk happens at Musée Des Maîtres Et Artisans (615 Avenue Ste-Croix, Cegep St-Laurent, Du College metro station) at 2 o'clock pm (as I repeat).

You got until 5pm, Sunday the 23rd, to visit the two parts of this exhibit that occur
at Maison De Culture Plateau Mt-Royal (465 Avenue Mt-Royal Est, Mt-Rotal metro)
and the MMAQ cited above.

Be prepared: it is overwhelming. You'll need 45 minutes just to watch 2 videos
(including the excellent artists interviews: Mathieu Beauséjour, Nicolas Baier, Marie-Claude Bouthiller, Yan Giguère, adding to the ones listed above).

By adding a portion of the exhibit ar MMAQ, Mavrikakis seems to suggest that he isn't unaware that his exhibit doesn't answer his questions on every levels.

None of the artists in the exhibition insisted that one needs to know or master his craft before attempting creating art.


Cedric Caspesyan


Blogger Zeke's, the Montreal Art Gallery said...


Glad to see that you're back, I was getting worried. Could you please post about the round table, I will not be able to make it, and would dearly love to hear it or at least about it.

If you could make a recording that would be even more fabulous.

January 22, 2005 at 10:38 AM  

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