Édition/Forme/Expérimentation : Rethinking the book

Created in 2006 in memory of Jean-Pierre Latour (1951-2005), the Jean-Pierre-Latour Prize is awarded yearly to a graduate or under-graduate student studying at École Multidisciplinaire de l’images (ÉMI) in order to encourage the development of critical thought in writing a text related to practices of art and museology. Jean-Pierre Latour was an art critic and a part-time teacher at ÉMI from 1985 to 2005, and from 2000 to 2005, he was also a member of the editorial committee of ESPACE sculpture magazine, now called ESPACE art actuel, which in 2009, published the posthumous work Jean-Pierre Latour, critique d’art : voir et comprendre. When this first text was published, ÉMI and the part-time teacher’s union of Université de Québec en Outaouais, who award this prize, entered into a partnership with ESPACE, which has resulted in the prize-winning text being published in the magazine each year.

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Veneers

MacLaren Art Centre Barrie, Ontario December 4, 2014— March 8, 2015   To say we live in a society utterly devoted to the superficial, to the surfaces of things, certainly isn’t the most profound thing one might utter about us. It’s pretty self-evident, all in all. But “self-evident” doesn’t necessarily mean uninteresting. The superficial, the…

Nicolas Fleming: Something that accompanies one everyday and everywhere

AXENÉO7 Gatineau December 17, 2014— February 7, 2015   Presenting an exhibition of new site-specific work at AXENÉO7 titled Something that accompanies one everyday and everywhere, Montreal artist Nicolas Fleming combines unusual display tactics to re-image the conventional white cube gallery space as a contingent, transitory site for experimentation. With this exhibition, Fleming’s work traces…

Jon Rafman: A Profound Dissonance

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran Montréal October 15— December 6, 2014   “A profound dissonance” is how Giorgio Agamben explains the condition of being contemporary. He continues: “the contemporary is he who firmly holds his gaze on his own time so as to perceive not its light, but rather its darkness.” 1 In a lecture at the Contemporary…

Rachel Kneebone: 399 Days

White Cube London July 18— September 28, 2014   Hybrid body parts, severed limbs and phallic figures populate Rachel Kneebone’s 399 Days (2012-2013). Towering over visitors as they enter the White Cube’s 9x9x9 gallery space in Bermondsey (London, UK), the artist’s psychosexual hinterland takes the form of an erect column that soars towards the cubic…

Katie Paterson: Ideas That Are Out There

Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh June 27— October 4, 2014   These last couple of months have been quite busy for the Glasgow-born, Berlin-based artist Katie Paterson. Her first major solo exhibition in Britain took place at Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh from June until October of 2014 with a satellite presentation at Jupiter Artland. Paterson’s most recent…

Hua Jin: Conversing in the Passing of Time

FOFA Gallery, Concordia University Montreal February 24— March 28, 2014   Artistic depictions of mountains usually conjure visions of enormity. However, Chinese artist Hua Jin privileges the small over the sublime in her solo exhibition of two vividly contrasting, mixed-media mountain landscapes, Conversing in the Passing of Time, at Concordia University’s FOFA (Faculty of Fine…

Bozica Radjenovic. Unraveling Tension

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Almonte, Ontario October 26— December 21, 2013   The long-term effects of war on people’s personal lives are difficult to envision for those of us who have never experienced its violence. I try to imagine it as a pin-prick hole in a tiny vein that refuses to heal. It leaves drops…

Gareth Lichty. Gabion Tower

Gabion Tower Cambridge Sculpture Garden Cambridge, Ontario September 2012— September 2014   For an artist who is a sculptor by training, background and inclination, Kitchener-based artist Gareth Lichty does an awful lot of weaving. His work – typically large-scale and installational in nature – tends to foreground weaving in an aggressively sculptural way that transcends…