Monday, April 04, 2005

Have You Got The Mallarmé Blues?

What's with Mallarmé Blue and the MACM these days ??

Cynthia Girard's paintings have it, William Kentridge exhibit walls have it,
the MAC historical site has it, and now what? If you bare with the color of this text for a sec,
there's a colloquium happening today at the MACM which sounds like not much more than
a huge plug hype for a future show at Optica by artist Klaus Scherubel, an impression
not foreign to the obvious clue that the invitation pamphlet, sports the exact same typo and blue layout than for the book project that this artist is soon to be releasing in its french version.

What is this all about ? Mallarmé's unrealized project of producing the ultimate book.
Throw him a Borgès anytime.

My reason to boycott all this? Including colloqium, publication, and artist's show?

This lame ass, retro-conceptual piece of publishing a book made of styrofoam.

Oh, what poetry...

The empty book hommage to Hervé Guibert published by Emmanuel Gallant last year felt much more honest and, besides concept, not devoid of emotion and more precisely: "poetry".

For blue bring me back some Yves Klein (dammit),

Cedric Caspesyan


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


It's only a phase. If you're patient, I betcha that orange is going to kick in sometime just before the winter.

And then, trading comments - what would you not expect to see at my gallery?

April 8, 2005 at 9:09 AM  
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