Through the diverse textual, performative and material forms that characterize her practice, karen elaine spencer has developed over the last 30 years a dense corpus (…)
Reading Room: Interview
Cliff Eyland: You are known to your peers as a high-tech artist, artists are never at the cutting edge of technology—it’s the military-industrial simplex (my term) that always gets there first. Thoughts? (…)
[text available in French only]. The editor-in-chief (and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) André-Louis Paré interviews Jean Pierre Raynaud (…)
As artificial intelligence rapidly becomes omnipresent in our daily lives—from predictive writing to self-driving cars—it is only natural that an increasing number of artists have (…)
Presented as wall reliefs, free-standing pieces or walking-in environments, Henrique Oliveira’s works are always hybrid forms, organic structures that merge with architecture or objects crafted to blur the limits with nature and (…)
Aram Han Sifuentes is a fibre artist with a social practice who works closely with Chicago non-profit organizations, community centres, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities.
James Nizam is a Vancouver-based artist whose work interrogates the lines between, and connecting, sculpture, architecture, photography and the performative. Nizam holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia and was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2011.
Guillaume La Brie lives and works in Montreal. Since holding his first solo exhibition in 2003 at Skol an artist-run centre in Montreal, he has presented his work in many other artist-run centres and museums across Quebec. He has also participated in a number of intervention projects, exhibitions and international residencies, including Studio du Québec in Barcelona and a residency at Les Perles in Barjols, France. In addition, La Brie has completed several works in the public sphere in the context of the policy for integrating art into architecture.
Derya Akay’s work begins at the point where medium distinctions —familiar terms such as sculpture, photography, painting or installation— dissolve, intermingle and flavour one another. The languages of cooking and gardening—open-endedness, warmth and socialization— characterize Akay’s approach to art-making. As a result, the confines of the traditional gallery space fade away, and the meandering networks…
Born in England, Peter Hutchinson began as a geometric painter in close contact with minimal artists Sol LeWitt and Tadaaki Kuwayama. However, Hutchinson turned away from minimalism and conceptualism’s rhetorical bent to follow a more overtly poetic and nature-oriented path. Being British born, Hutchinson shares something with past British poets and painters who had a sense of the land. The landscape orientation and physical commitment of Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and Peter Hutchinson continues in the tradition of the great poets and painters of the 18th and 19th century England, who include John Constable, William Wordsworth, and William Blake.
In 2008, you were in Montreal to carry out a project titled The Montreal Walks. You previously had done similar projects, such as The Istanbul Walks and The Frankfurt Walks in which you produced a map, at your rhythm, of the territory you travelled across. Could you tell us what brought you to Montreal? Christoph Fink:…
The Ville de Montréal owns a significant collection of public artworks that require constant attention to ensure their preservation. To which municipal entity is this task entrusted? What is the city’s policy in this regard? Snejanka Popova: The management of restoring and maintaining the municipal collection of public artworks is entrusted to the Public Art…