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Canadian artists abroad: Michael Snow, David Altmejd, Mark Lewis et al

METAMORPHOSIS: A contemporary art exhibition
Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
November 6, 2008 – 31 January, 2009

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Isabelle Hayeur’s remarkable installation Tunnel Vision, 2007, Netwerk CCA (Aalst, Belgium). Image: isabelle-hayeur.com

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Isabelle Hayeur, Tunnel Vision, 2007, Netwerk CCA (Aalst, Belgium). Image: isabelle-hayeur.com

One of VoCA’s favorite curators, Louise Déry, from Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal takes seven artists (all VoCA favorites, as it happens) to Istanbul for the city’s first group exhibition of contemporary Canadian art.

The artists are Michael Snow, David Altmejd (currently showing at Modern Art Inc. in London), Jérôme Fortin, Raphaëlle de Groot, Isabelle Hayeur, next year’s Venice Biennale representative Mark Lewis and Jocelyn Robert


Michael Snow, Still from the film Wavelength, 1967. Image: medienkunstnetz.de

There will also be sound projects by Michael Snow, Jocelyn Robert, Rober Racine, Glenn Gould and two curated film and video programs.


An installation shot of Jerome Fortin’s Solitudes, made from phone books. Image: pfoac.com

Finally there will be a Documentary Library inspired by whirling dervishes, where Canadian publications that attempt a “survey of the artistic and intellectual Canadian scene” inhabit a circular area.

Click HERE for the UQAM gallery and HERE for the Akbank Sanat in Istanbul.

One Response to “Canadian artists abroad: Michael Snow, David Altmejd, Mark Lewis et al”

  1. Izabela says:

    What an innovative idea for Louise Déry to initiate this first-ever group exhibition of contempoary Canadian art in Istanbul. More curators should follow her lead and expose the world to the wonderful artists Canada has to offer. So many schools across the country, like Centennial College in Toronto, have great art programs with budding new talent that needs to be exposed as well.

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