During the summer, four special guests will propose their interpretation of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson. Multiple shadow house. These guided tours will start at 6 p.m. and last one hour:
- Thursday, June 29: Alexander Pilis, artist. Visit in English.
- Thursday, July 6: Aseman Sabet, independent curator. Visit in French.
- Thursday, August 10: Anja Bock, art historian. Visit in English.
- Wednesday, September 13: Michel de Broin, artist. Visit in French.
Anja Bock, PhD, is a contemporary art historian and critic based in Montreal. Her research focuses on the spatial turn in visual art since 1960, with an emphasis on immersion, subjectivity, sculpture and curatorial intervention. Her PhD dissertation, The Crossover of New Media Immersion and Site-Specificity: Contemporary Art and Spatial Experience, addressed the influence of new-media on installation art. Published writings can be found in national and international periodicals, including Canadian Art, Border Crossings, CV Photo, Prefix, Art Papers and esse arts + opinions. Anja Bock is a course lecturer at Concordia and McGill Universities.
Michel de Broin is intensely engaged in a transdisciplinary practice, developing a constantly expanding visual vocabulary. Piece by piece, the objects he brings into play work against their expected roles and uses, giving us a glimpse of other worlds of possibilities. Michel de Broin won the Sobey Art Award in 2007. His work is represented in many private and public collections in Canada, France, Germany, Korea and the United States. In 2013, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presented a mid-career overview of his work.
Alexander Pilis was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and currently lives and works in Montreal and São Paulo. He is an un-disciplined architectural investigator, artist and curator working under the aegis of Architecture Parallax – a methodology that displaces sight as the singular verification of reality. Furthermore, Pilis instigates a multi-media project exploring issues and questions raised by “the blind architect” as a critique of the modernization of vision and the collapse of the depth of field. In addition, Pilis founded and directed Archimemoria and Architecture Parallax, Non-Profit Architecture, Art, Perception, Exhibiting & Publishing Organizations. He is currently part-time professor in the MFA department at Concordia University and was previously Director of the Global Architecture São Paulo Program in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto. Pilis has exhibited, taught, lectured, delivered workshops and published internationally. He is represented by Galeria Virgilio in São Paulo, Brazil.
Aseman Sabet is an independent curator, author and art history professor. Her research is focused on the meaning of touch in the aesthetic discourse of the 18th century, and, in a broader perspective, on the history of emotions. She specializes in experimental exhibitions and outdoor projects and is a regular contributor to contemporary art publications. In 2016, she was a member of the Biennale de Montréal advisory committee. Aseman Sabet is vice-president of Centre Clark, where she has been an active member since 2008. She lives and works in Montreal.
Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. (English)
Thursday, July 6 at 6 p.m. (French)
Thursday, August 10 at 6 p.m. (English)
Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. (French)
No reservation necessary
Conference by Olafur Eliasson
Part of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house