“Be­ing on the mak­ing side” An artist talk with Geneviève Moisan

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With­inthe con­text of Luanne Martineau’s ex­hi­bi­tion, the Fore­man Art Gallery presents a talk by Geneviève Moisan, who as­sisted Martineau in the mak­ing of a le a le, her new large-scale tex­tile work cre­ated es­pe­cially for this ex­hi­bi­tion. As a re­search as­sis­tant who col­lab­o­rates with dif­fer­ent artists, Geneviève Moisan has also worked for re­search lab­o­ra­to­ries and stud­ied the ques­tion of mak­ing dur­ing her Mas­ter’s de­gree. In her pre­sen­ta­tion “Be­ing on the mak­ing side,” she will dis­cuss the ideas of mak­ing and the re­al­ity of work­ing in con­tem­po­rary art. Please note the talk will be pre­sented in English with a bilin­gual ques­tion pe­riod.

About Geneviève Moisan: Geneviève Moisan has re­cently com­pleted a Mas­ter of

Luanne Martineau, a le a le Fine Arts in Stu­dio Art at Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity, with a con­cen­tra­tion in fi­bre. Her re­search fo­cuses on no­tions of hy­per­moder­nity, ex­ces­sive in­di­vid­u­al­ity and ur­gency, and the con­nec­tions they weave be­tween peo­ple in their way of in­hab­it­ing both ur­ban and vir­tual spa­ces. Mov­ing be­tween tra­di­tional tex­tile tech­niques and the dig­i­tal treat­ment of the pho­to­graphic im­age, Moisan uses an elec­tronic Jac­quard loom to rep­re­sent in fab­ric th­ese com­plex in­ter­per­sonal re­la­tion-

(de­tail) 2014. ships. Her work has been ex­hib­ited in Mon­tréal, Venice, Paris and Oax­aca, Mex­ico. She also works as a re­search as­sis­tant with sev­eral Canadian and in­ter­na­tional artists, in­clud­ing Luanne Martineau, François Morelli and Kelly Thomp­son, and is a mem­ber of the subTela stu­dio-lab­o­ra­tory at Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity.

The Gallery is open from Tues­day to Satur­day, from 12 to 5:00 p.m., and dur­ing evenings when there are pre­sen­ta­tions at the Cen­ten­nial Theatre.

Photo Fran­cois Lafrance

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