Vincent Meessen. Blues Klair.

Thériault, Michèle. Vincent Meessen. Blues Klair. Montreal, Qc: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"Vincent Meessen is interested in History and in the construction of colonial modernity in the Western imaginary. Through a research process that is both systematic and speculative carried out in archives and on the ground, Meessen seeks to endow the document with a contextual agency. By linking it to people, objects and events whose intersection within a wide variety of media gives rise to new sensible experiences, the exhibition becomes a site for testing History in terms of the present. The resulting trajectories effectively skew received discourses, proposing rich transcultural and political rereadings and rewritings. [...] At the heart of the exhibition, is the projected film Ultramarine. Within a structure of layered textiles, blue is the chromatic, historical and discursive filter through which a performance by African-American poet Kain unfolds. The famed precursor of hip-hop in the late 60s delivers his 'spoken word' as the Belgian percussionist Lander Gyselinck improvises to the flow of his utterances. [...] These considerations connect with the figure and unfinished literary project Blues Clair by the late French writer and passionate critic of jazz and film, Patrick Straram who lived in exile in Montreal from 1958, after having participated in the Lettrist project alongside Guy Debord in Paris." -- p. 1.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Thériault, Michèle (Author)
Dossier: 440 - MEESSEN, VINCENT
Collation: 12 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montreal, Qc: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant
Artists: Gyselinck, Lander; Kain, Gylan; Meessen, Vincent; Straram, Patrick
Event Title: Vincent Meessen. Blues Klair
Type: Exhibition
Location: Power Plant (Toronto, ON)
Dates: [21 September 2019 - 5 January 2020]
Copyright Statement: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University; The Power Plant
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Includes the exhibition floor plan.
Includes biographical notes.
Event informations come from the editor's Website.

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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 19:15
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 19:15
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