Ecology: Between Ethics and Aesthetics

At the start of this 21st century, the issues that ecology raises unfold on a true battleground. The supposition that made André Malraux herald this century as irreligious seems hardly credible when the decisions to be made for humanity’s greater good focus on our duty to future generations. In Quebec and in Canada, just as everywhere else in…

The Diorama: Fascinating, Provocative and Educational

With issue 109, ESPACE, the new generation, completes its first lap around the track. While the first two issues focused on Re-Thinking Sculpture?, this third issue features the diorama, as put forward in contemporary art. Although the diorama initially had a purely dramatic purpose, since it created an optical illusion, over the years, it became…

Renewing Sculpture’s Possibilities

This second part of the Re-Thinking Sculpture special feature continues the reflection we began in issue 107 on current developments in sculpture, particularly among young artists. In the springsummer 2014 publication, we examined various aspects related to sculpture and its appearance in what has come to be known, after Rosalind Krauss, as its “expanded field.”…

New Espace, New Perspectives

With issue 107, Espace begins a new cycle. While staying true to its former objective as a contemporary art magazine focussed on sculpture, Espace now turns to the future. Thus, as noted by Serge Fisette, the magazine’s editor from June 1987 to December 2013, the adventure—or odyssey, to borrow the title of the exhibition that…

The Adventure Continues…

Art magazines have failed to survive the departure of their founding editor in the past. It’s a situation made sadder, one might even say regrettable, when a cultural periodical can only exist here through state subsidy—what we familiarly call “taxpayers’ money”—and that each one of them is certainly indebted to this support given it year…