Beaulne Mu­seum Presents

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The Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to present the ex­hi­bi­tion « Mi­cro paysages » by the artist Günes-Hélène Isi­tan from the 23rd of Novem­ber to the 25th of Jan­uary 2015. The grand open­ing will be held on Sun­day the 23rd of Novem­ber at 2pm. The pub­lic and the press are cor­dially in­vited.

“Noth­ing is lost, noth­ing is cre­ated ev­ery­thing changes”... quoted from Lavoisier, re­veals the tran­si­tional essence of re­al­ity and in­spires the cre­ations of Günes-Hélène Isi­tan since its begin­nings. By in­te­grat­ing this no­tion in the ubiq­ui­tous evo­lu­tion and tran­si­tion con­cepts, her work ques­tions the di­chotomy Na­ture/ Cul­ture. It of­fers a new per­spec­tive in our re­la­tion­ships with non­hu­man el­e­ments.

By a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary prac­tice rooted in biological art, she ex­plores on­to­log­i­cal and eth­i­cal is­sues raised in the lab­o­ra­tory. By il­lus­trat­ing the ex­tent of the im­pact ini­ti­ated by new dis­cov­er­ies in the life sciences, her work con­trib­utes to the pro­duc­tion of senses by de­vel­op­ing ver­bal and visual lan­guage re­quired to de­scribe and un­der­stand th­ese im­pli­ca­tions.

This ex­hi­bi­tion, Mi­cro land­scapes, is a fu­sion of biological art and pho­tog­ra­phy. Through her work, she is at­tempt­ing to il­lus­trate our present re­al­ity start­ing from the or­ganic po­ten­tial of pho­to­graphic film in con­tact with the liv­ing. With this method, she may “grow” an im­age on a neg­a­tive rather than “take” a pho­to­graph.

The re­sult is a vivid im­age, that of micro­organ­isms that line our world, in­clud­ing hu­mans. In pre­sent­ing this ver­sion of our re­al­ity, the artist seeks to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to re­think the sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence of our non-hu­man com­pan­ions.

Pro­fes­sional artist for ten years now, Günes-Hélène Isi­tan comes from Turkey and lives in Mon­treal. She is a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary artist em­bed­ded in biological art, in­ter­laced with pure sci­ence and phi­los­o­phy. Her work has been ex­hib­ited in many gal­leries as well as artist’s cen­ters in Canada, in the United States and in Europe. Her work took prece­dence over many oth­ers in var­i­ous fes­ti­vals and con­tests, as well as be­ing pub­lished in sev­eral books and mag­a­zines, and in pri­vate col­lec­tions.

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