Leila Alaoui: “No Pasara”: Photographing the Youth Across Morocco

A young Moroccan boy sporting a blue short-sleeve shirt with “France” stitched across the back, sits on bleached rocks by the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. He stares into the horizon – a landscape of hazy mountains, most likely Gibraltar. The tide is calm as delicate ripples dance across the seascape. Anonymous to the viewer,… Continue reading Leila Alaoui: “No Pasara”: Photographing the Youth Across Morocco

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Pierre Ayot’s Work in Progress: following the lineage of the artist’s studio

Although 2016 has not been an ideal year for most citizens of planet Earth, it certainly has been a successful year for the late Montreal native artist, Pierre Ayot (1943 – 1995). The multidisciplinary artist has had his works retrospectively exhibited in Montreal galleries, moreover, his infamous (and contentious) public sculpture, La croix du Mont-Royal,… Continue reading Pierre Ayot’s Work in Progress: following the lineage of the artist’s studio

Long Way Gone: Ways of Representing One(self)

How can artists implement them(selves) and their identities within their artworks? What artistic strategies and materials do they use? Is being the subject of the work enough or are there other ways of presenting one’s self. These questions are considered at Galerie Trois Points’s ambitiously curated solo exhibition of Canadian/Serbian artist, Milutin Gubash (b.1969), Long… Continue reading Long Way Gone: Ways of Representing One(self)

Miss Teri: Juxtaposing Rococo, Graffiti and Montreal’s Urban Landscape

An eighteenth-century aristocratic woman wearing a pastel yellow dress, specifically a mantua, reclines on a bed of dark and seemingly polluted clouds with hovering pigeons. She would appear to be gazing at the viewer, however, her face is pixelated, obstructing her identity. A cherub floats on her lower right-hand side, spray-painting the skirt of her… Continue reading Miss Teri: Juxtaposing Rococo, Graffiti and Montreal’s Urban Landscape

Wim Delvoye: Twisting and Ornamenting Quotidian Objects and Symbols

Tires, crucifixes, tattoos, gothic ornamentation and pigskin – these are the various eclectic materials and objects used by Belgium artist, Wim Delvoye (b. 1965), in the current exhibition Wim Delvoye at the DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art. Called the enfant terrible or provocateur of the art world, Delvoye seeks to shock his audience through the… Continue reading Wim Delvoye: Twisting and Ornamenting Quotidian Objects and Symbols