François Lemieux’s varied art activity melds practice, publishing and research in the form of installations, documents and situations that aim to prompt collective thinking about the notions of value, exhibition, commonality, and the relationship to the norm. In Canada, his workshops, films and works have been presented in venues including Articule, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Banff Centre. He has also exhibited at the Springhill Institute (United Kingdom); at the 1646, Walden Affairs, De Aanschouw galleries and the Kunstvlaai festival (Netherlands); at the Leipziger Kunstverein as well as the Künstlerresidenz Blumen and Kunstwerk galleries (Germany); at Fabbrica del Vapore and as part of the program of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti (Italy); and at the Next Wave festival (Australia). Since 2014, in collaboration with Edith Brunette, he has been conducting an investigation of the curtailment of arts funding in the Netherlands, entitled Cuts Make the Country Better. He has also initiated group and independent projects such as We left the warm stable and entered the latex void (2008–2010), and co-edits the publication Le Merle, Cahiers sur les mots et les gestes. He is a member of the Journée sans culture and Entrepreneurs du Commun collectives. François Lemieux has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Fine Arts from Concordia University, and a master’s in Visual and Media Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal.
François Lemieux. Un soleil difficile
2017.01.14 - 03.18
This new exhibition of works by François Lemieux examines the multiple uses of the metaphor of transparency, and the changes it has undergone in Modernity…Read more