Discussion with Carl Trahan and Michael Cowan
Carl Trahan’s recent work draws inspiration from the writings of German-Jewish philologist Victor Klemperer (1881-1960), who survived the Shoah in one of the last ’Jewish houses’ in Dresden. After the Second World War, Klemperer’s critical observations on the ideological underpinnings of language were published as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii, or “The Language of the Third Reich”, one of the most compelling accounts on the power of man to corrupt language. Words acquire meaning through context. By bringing them into drawings and objects, Trahan extracts...
Narrative: how to use your powers in an ethical fashion with Mona Sharma and Afshin Matlabi
This discussion will focus on Mona Sharma’s ongoing series The Loss and Reclamation of Faith, currently on exhibition at articule. Mona Sharma and Afshin Matlabi will look at how the ability to transmit stories affects both artistic practice and daily life. They will examine research by other artists and the various narrative forms present in the work of Mona Sharma.The discussion will be held in English. French translation will be available upon request. Mona SharmaAs a Montrealer whose family emigrated from India in the early 80s, the duality of my cultural background has...
Discussion with Barry Doupé and Jessica MacCormack
Discussion with Barry Doupé and Jessica MacCormack as part of the exhibition Whose Toes. Barry Doupé (b. Victoria, BC) is a filmmaker living in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Media Arts Degree from Emily Carr University. His films have been screened throughout Canada and Internationally including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Pleasure Dome, Toronto and the Tate Modern, London. Working with animation, video, painting, drawing, installation and intervention, Jessica MacCormack's interdisciplinary...
Discussion with Martha Langford and Greg Staats
Discussion with Martha Langford and Greg Staats as part of the exhibition Condolence. Greg Staats (b. Ohsweken, Ontario) is a photographer and video artist whose works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Mercer Union, Gallery TPW, Toronto. Group exhibitions include : Ottawa Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. Greg Staats is...
Discussion with Kristi Ropeleski and Edwin Janzen
Discussion about the exhibition Blue Skies with Kristi Ropeleski and Edwin Janzen. Kristi Ropeleski is a Montreal based artist. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally over the span of the past 10 years in diverse venues such as The Philoctetes Center for the Study of the Imagination in New York city and at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. She has studied at Dawson College, Concordia University and holds a Master's degree in Visual Arts from York University in Toronto. She is a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dawson College and The Visual Arts Center. ...
Artist talk by Emily Hermant
Artist talk by Emily Hermant as part of the exhibition Hesitations.