In collaboration with Chromatic, the Village presents the first retrospective in the world of TOILETPAPER by internationally renowned artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari as part of Aires Libres 2019. The exhibition, organized under the curatorial direction of Nicolas Denicourt, is accessible free of charge 7 days a week, 24 hours a day until May 2020 at Galerie Blanc in Montreal.
TOILETPAPER is an artist magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan, a leading figure in international contemporary art known for his taste for humour and provocation, and Pierpaolo Ferrari, a famous photographer and artistic director. Since the first issue of TOILETPAPER was published in 2010, Cattelan and Ferrari have created an offbeat and audacious universe where ambiguous stories and disturbing imagination are presented, combining commercial photography with a surrealist visual approach.
Chromatic and MASSIVart present in collaboration with UltraSuperNew Gallery, FRAMED and MUTEK.JP, a 100% screen-based duo exhibition featuring a series of recent videos by Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté and Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka. The exhibition will take place from December 1 to 12, 2019 at UltraSuperNew Gallery in Tokyo.
Supported by a hybrid creative process that is both analog and digital, Ratté and Sodeoka deploy an unconventional artistic approach that challenges the video medium. While questioning the major issues of visual media, its perception and the interpretation of the world in the digital age, they have distinguished themselves by generating tantalizing narrative universes with singularly ultra-guided aesthetics.
Sabrina Ratté will present some of the 3D environments resulting from her research on spatiality and the sensory and psychological experience that architecture provides. As for Yoshi Sodeoka, he will showcase a series of abstract video animations whose organic forms and blatant colors open a portal to a psychedelic and illusory world far from reality.
Although they have already collaborated on various projects and participated in multiple group exhibitions, this will be the first time that their work will be brought together in a gallery for a duo exhibition.
Merci au Conseil des arts de Montréal et à LOJIQ pour leur soutien dans la réalisation de ce projet.
Concept : Chromatic
Curators : Arthur Gaillard, Benoit Palop
Production : Claire Tousignant / MASSIVart