Home » 3 Exhibitions: Christian Marclay at DHC/ART, Montreal; Michel Goulet and James Carl in Toronto

3 Exhibitions: Christian Marclay at DHC/ART, Montreal; Michel Goulet and James Carl in Toronto

1. Christian Marclay: REPLAY
DHC/ART Foundation, Montreal
November 30, 2008 – March 29, 2009

Christian Marclay, David Bowie, 1991. Image: waninator.blogspot.com

This exhibition features the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s REPLAY. Originally curated by Emma Lavigne at the Cité de la musique in Paris, REPLAY gathers Marclay’s video work, which has emerged as a dominant strand of his art practice.

Artist, composer and DJ, Christian Marclay works across numerous media—including collage, sculpture, installation, performance and video—and has created a unique multidisciplinary body of work that fuses the realms of audio culture and fine art.

Always centred on music or its artefacts, Marclay’s art offers a full sensory experience, in which image and sound are combined with a sharp pop-culture sensibility and the traditions of avant-garde artists such as John Cage, Laurie Anderson and the Fluxus group.

The well-known work Video Quartet (2002) is at the very centre of this exhibition. Check out a clip below:


>Saturday, December 13th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m
>Monument-National – Café Quebecor, 1182 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal
>Free admission
>Limited number of seats

In conjunction with the exhibition, DHC/ART will host The Sounds of Christmas, a seasonal off-site project by Christian Marclay, from December 14th to 20th at the Darling Foundry.

Click HERE for the DHC/ART website.

2. Michel Goulet: Items on my Mind
Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto
November 15 – 13 December, 2008

Michel Goulet, Primer on Order, 2007. Image: cuttsgallery.com

Montréal sculptor and this year’s Governor General award recipient Michel Goulet represented Canada in the 1988 Venice Biennale. In this exhibition, he exhibits recent work. Beginning with utilitarian objects, he redefines their function through transformation of form. Included is Primer on Order (2007), an installation of twelve tables each with a silhouette image of a tree mounted on the wall, other sculptural works and a series of work on paper.

Click HERE for more info on Michel Goulet from the Canada Council, and HERE for Christopher Cutts Gallery.

3. James Carl: jalousie
Diaz Contemporary, Toronto
November 22 – 17 January, 2008

James Carl, re: possession, 1990-94. Image: diazcontemporary.ca

This is James Carl’s first commercial solo exhibition in Canada. jalousie is the working title for a series of sculptures that Carl began making in 2005 in Paris. The works are constructed from venetian blinds — referred to as “jalousie” in colloquial French and German. These sculptures explore the possibilities for visual encounter.

James Carl, envy, 2006 and the space between angry lovers in a moving car, 2006.
Image: diazcontemporary.ca

In conjunction with this exhibition, the first major survey of Carl’s work will be exhibited at three galleries. Entitled do you know what, this survey will be shown at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto (22 November to 25 January), the Cambridge Galleries Queen’s Square (17 January to 1 March) and the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph (17 January to 22 March).

Please click HERE for more information on the survey show, and HERE for more info on Diaz Contemporary website.

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