Mobilità

Max Abadian, Maude Arsenault, Jacques Bilodeau, Annie Briard, David Ellingsen, Moridja Kitenge, Nicolas Mavrikakis, François Ollivier, Le Pigeon, Alana Riley, Stephen Schofield, Daniel Shipp, Victor Varga Villafuerte, Louise Viger, Paul Wong, Lee Yanor

Mobilità

Curators: Joyce Yahouda and Maude Arsenault
presented by Genesis Motors Canada
September 19, 2017
From 6 to 9 pm
Maxville Studio, 1307 avenue Van Horne, H2V 2K7
This Side of Paradise (Maria 16)
2016
video still C-print and print on voile
40 x 60 cm / 16 x 24 in
Coffee with Pina (77)
2006
film still C-print and print on voile
33 x 40 cm / 13 x 16 in
ed. 5
Alana Riley and an unidentified man standing in front of "Kettler's Cathedra
2011
Digital print
76.2 cm x 127 cm / 30 x 50 in
ed.5
At the Blackwatch (Surrender)
2004
Digital print
127 cm x 152.4 cm / 50 x 60 in
ed.5
At the Barbershop (Surrender)
2004
Digital print
152.4 cm x 127 cm / 60 x 50 in
ed. 5
At the Grocery Store (Surrender)
2004
Digital print
127 cm x 152.4 cm / 50 x 60 in
ed. 5
Série Constructions
Constructions 5 (Ruby Mirages)
2016
Digital print and 3D glasses
68.6 cm × 68.6 cm / / 27.5 × 27 .5 in
Ed. 1/3 + 1AP
Si c'était à refaire, je n'aurais pas d'enfants
2014
Digital print
50.8 cm x 83.8 cm / 20 x 33 in
ed. 2/5
Allomyrina Dichotoma (triptyque)
2017
Inkjet print on cotton paper
43,2 x 55,9 cm / 17 x 22 in
ed. 1/6
Mimétisme 2
2017
50,8 cm x 76,2 cm / 20 x 30 in
Mimétisme 1
2017
Ink jet print on cotton paper
50,8 cm x 76,2 cm / 20 x 30 in
Testify 02
2004
Ink jet print on cotton paper
111,8 cm x 160 cm / 44 x 63 in
The Hottest Year on Record To Date
2016
Inkjet print on cotton paper
91,4 cm x 109,2 cm / 36 x 43.5 in
Tyo (de la série Taches)
2007
Inkjet print on 100% cotton Moab paper
101,6 cm x 134,6 cm / 44 x 58 in
Elisabeth
2007
Inkjet print on 100% cotton Moab paper
101,6 cm x 134,6 cm / 44 x 58 in
ed. 1/5
Julia
2017
Inkjet print on archival paper
61 cm x 91,4 cm / 24 x 36 in
ed. 1/3
Wonder Woman
2006
Digital print
78,8 x 106,7 cm / 31 x 42 in
ed. 1/25
Cape on Ducati
2006
Digital print
91,5 x 61,9 cm / 36 x 24.4 in
ed. 1/25
Constructions 5 (Ruby’s Mirage)
2015-2016
digital print and 3D glasses
81,3 x 81,3 cm / 32 x 32 in
ed. 3
Walnut & Baggins
2006
Ceramic and glaze
45 cm x 52 cm x 16 cm (Walnut), 26 x 34 x 24 cm (Baggins) / 17.7 x 20.5 x 6.3 in (Walnut), 10.2 x 13.4 x 9.4 in (Baggins)
Horsey
2007
Ceramic
54 cm x 44 cm x 37 cm / 21 x 17 x 14.5 in
Une âme grise (de Samothrace)
2009
Black cardboard / carpenter's glue, raffia, black and watercolor ink, steel wool, aluminum
91.5 cm x 213.4 cm x 30.5 cm / 36 x 84 x 12 in
Structure no. 1
2008
Leather, steel, and padding
198.1 cm x 38.1 cm x 38.1 cm / 78 x 15 x 15 in
In the Studio: Kettler's Cathedra (at work)
2011
Video with sound
1 min 20 sec
#LLL Looking, Listening, Looping 20
2014
Video on tablet
25.5 cm x 31.5 cm x 3.5 cm / 9,8 x 12,4 x 1,4 in
Coffee with Pina, éd. 12
2006
video
52 min
Hymne à nous
2008
Installation: video, sound
1 min 20 sec, en boucle
1 min 20 sec
Camille
2017
Inkjet print on archival paper
41 cm x 61 cm / 16 x 24 in
ed. 1/1

Mobilità is movement, the capacity to move; it is mobility. We live in a mobile era, undoubtedly more than ever before in the history of non-nomadic cultures. If instability and the absence of seemingly immutable material or emotional bonds constitute the fragile face of mobility, the notion is also paired with a number of desirable conditions, such as fluidity, flexibility, adaptability, accessibility, diversity, exchange, freedom and discovery – all of which hold strength. As Lafontaine’s reed that merely bends when the winds blow wild. 

Mobilità is movement, the capacity to move; it is mobility. We live in a mobile era, undoubtedly more than ever before in the history of non-nomadic cultures.

If instability and the absence of seemingly immutable material or emotional bonds constitute the fragile face of mobility, the notion is also paired with a number of desirable conditions, such as fluidity, flexibility, adaptability, accessibility, diversity, exchange, freedom and discovery – all of which hold strength. As Lafontaine’s reed that merely bends when the winds blow wild. 

Mobilità is about having seized the opportunity as it passed, one that allowed for the meeting of two curators who produced an open-minded, fluid selection of some thirty works of contemporary art by Canadian and international artists.

Movement in these works is temporal; it traverses history or intervenes in the space-time continuum of a landscape; it is physical, visible or intensely contained; it is lyrical and suggested; it is expressed through song and dance; it is documented; it is conveyed by ideas or empathy; it is shaped in clay and stilled behind a lens.

Mobilità is being alive.

-          Jennifer Couëlle

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