Posts Tagged ‘Tina Gelsomini’

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH CÉLESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT

By Tina Gelsomini —To read the feature in Issue 02 in print of THE SEEN, click here— French contemporary artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been creating installations for over two decades. The artists’ works, which play upon his experience as a composer and longtime passion with experimental music, create ethereal worlds of sight and sound. One[…]

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CÉLESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT // MIRACULOUS LIVING SOUND AND WILD NOISE

By Tina Gelsomini download printable pdf “My work is meant to unfold as an encounter,” Céleste Boursier-Mougenot tells me in our interview, which took place in February of 2016. The French artist, who is a trained musician and composer, has been creating installations for over two decades—since he left Side One Posthume Théâtre, in 1994—to begin[…]

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PATRICK BERNATCHEZ // LES TEMPS INACHEVÉS                          

by Tina Gelsomini At the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, an unbearably bright white room holds Lost in Time/Murcof (2014), a spinning vinyl record on a player looping the soundtrack to Patrick Bernatchez’s film Lost in Time. The haunting sound reverberates off of the empty gallery walls, functioning as a gateway; installed in a side[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARTISTS // BGL

by Tina Gelsomini download printable PDF from Issue 01 Something of the magical and humid Mediterranean atmosphere fills the air. As you wander through the lush paths surrounding the select national pavilions in the giardini, you happen on a rather opposing structure. It is supported by long metal beams; to the left, its entrance is[…]

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PROFILE OF THE CURATOR // INTERVIEW WITH MARIE FRASER

In conversation with Tina Gelsomini Marie Fraser is a powerhouse. Before nabbing the esteemed role of Canadian Pavilion exhibition curator at the 56th Venice Biennale, Fraser guided the Museé d’art contemporain de Montréal through several decorated years as chief exhibition curator from 2010 to 2013. She has curated some 30 exhibitions in her native Quebec,[…]

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LAWRENCE WEINER // BNL MTL 2014

By Tina Gelsomini In November, as part of L’avenir (Looking Forward), La Biennale de Montreal  (BNL MTL) 2014, Lawrence Weiner stood at the podium of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium dismissing the lecture he was about to give. When he envisioned this evening—dubbed THE PROSAIC TYRANNY OF SYNTAX—notes Weiner, the crowd was smaller,[…]

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CCA // CASABLANCA CHANDIGARH

by Tina Gelsomini Founded in 1979, the Canadian Centre for Architecture houses one of the most extensive architectural archives in North America. Today, if you stroll down the left wing of the CCA towards the main gallery-space, you will encounter their most recent exhibition, exploring modern urbanism in Casablanca, Morocco and Chandigarh, India from the 1950s to[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // VALÉRIE BLASS

by Tina Gelsomini Valérie Blass is not easily classified as a sculptor, evidenced in her exhibition at Montreal’s Parisian Laundry where she is a represented artist. Blass is perhaps better described as a scavenger, an assembler of oddities, and a master puppeteer of materials. Her most recent works came together at Parisian Laundry’s Théâtre d’Objets[…]

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STAGE SET STAGE // On Identity and Institutionalism

by Tina Gelsomini Scene:  The evening of January 16, 2014. Paul Desmarais Theatre, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. The lights are dim. The screen has just gone dark to swallow up the wood-paneled walls of the enclosed theater. The barely audible shifting of bodyweight in cushioned seats reaches through the silence. Enter stage left: Dorit[…]

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YANN POCREAU // THE DARLING FOUNDRY

by Tina Gelsomini “It is alive, that is what I like about this piece,” Yann Pocreau gestures over his shoulder to monumental Cathédrale, the largest of his three works currently wrapping up a two-month run at the Darling Foundry under the exhibition Projections. The result of Pocreau’s original idea for the exhibition, Cathédrale is a[…]

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BEAT NATION // MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL

by Tina Gelsomini On the heels of the international indigenous solidarity movement IDLE NO MORE, first sparked by four women in Saskatchewan in the fall of 2012, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has programmed a timely and eclectic exhibition of aboriginal art from across the continent, first shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Taking[…]

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TREVOR PAGLEN // LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO À MONTRÉAL

by Tina Gelsomini Climb up to the fifth floor of the Belgo building, walk down the creaking halls of the galleries d’art contemporpain du Belgo, and turn left into the sparse space of SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. Welcome to the temporary resting point of Trevor Paglen’s black world. It is also our world; though[…]