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MUSEE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTREAL: Deja' Exhibition

My dear friend L and I visited Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art's Deja' Exhibit, which ended yesterday.  Deja' included major works from the Museum's permanent collection.  A few of my favorites were works by Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar, Richard Serra, Shirin Neshat, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, and Nicolas Baier.
I never have any luck photographing in museums due to security measures, but I did find this wonderful video on YouTube to share.

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6 comments:

plasticanimal said...

Very cool, I loved the circling dark fabric. Very dramatic and creepy all at the same time!

And the digital art, it adds a dimension that didn't exist 20 years ago. Very interesting!

Pete Hoge said...

I can be negative about the
art world but that is based
in resentment, jealousy, and
other fear based patterns.

So watching a video like this
I am reminded that there are
a lot of good artists in the
world and it is best to return
to one's own process/work.

Being an artist in the 21st
century is "quiet", compared
to how things used to be
when an art object was a very
special thing because there
was simply no other kind of
distraction.

In art school no one told me,
(or I was not listening), that
most people are not as excited
about my pictures as I am.

plasticanimal said...

"In art school no one told me,
(or I was not listening), that
most people are not as excited
about my pictures as I am."

Truer words were never spoken!

Pete Hoge said...

Yeah it's a hard fact of
creative life.

We make good stuff but not
everyone has the "eyes" for
it.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

plasticanimal,
The circling dark fabric installation was mesmerizing. In the same room was one other installation involving an office chair on platform; I saw a man climb into the chair piece- so I asked the guard if we were allowed to stand inside the swirling fabric. She said, "No, only the chair installation." Of course, that is my luck in museums. I usually get a "no".
As for digital, it is indeed taking art to realms we never imagined.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Pete,
There's probably not an artist out there who hasn't felt some negativity towards the art world- myself included.
"It's best to return to one's own process/work", indeed, yes. This is the saving grace.
I actually did get the message in art school that "most people are not as excited about my pictures as I am". The message came from my professors and not my peers. And now I'm reminded of it every time I participate in an exhibition. The "art world" can be a chilly place but that's okay; my studio isn't.