DIVA

October 7 - 9, 2005

Kube Hotel, 1 – 5 Passage Ruelle, Adjacent à l'Avenue Max Dormoy, 75018 Paris
Michel de Broin

 


VIEWS OF THE SHOW | ABOUT THE SHOW | WORKS PRESENTED | ARTICLES


VIEWS OF THE SHOW



ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (PFOAC) is pleased to announce its participation at DiVA 2005 (Paris), an art fair dedicated exclusively to digital and video art. Since the invention of photography, nothing has had a greater impact on artistic practice than the emergence of the personal video camera, and later, digital technology. Today, cameras and video cameras, digital and otherwise, with the aid of computers, have become the ultimate tool in creating a dynamic arena for artistic expression without the limits imposed by the artists physical surroundings.

The concentration of serious collectors in Paris, both contemporary art lovers and those who collect as part of family tradition, makes Paris one of the most important places for exhibiting video art and new media. DiVA Paris promises to be a valuable addition to the city's art arena with local collectors welcoming video as a serious part of their collections. DiVA will take place at the Kube Hotel, 1 – 5 Passage Ruelle, Adjacent à l'Avenue Max Dormoy, 75018 Paris from October 7 - 9 2005. DiVA Paris will take place in the Kube Hotel with 30 rooms ranging from 25x25 to 40x45 square meters, as well as, two projection rooms.

PFOAC will feature a video by Michel de Broin. "Réparations" is an action that was staged in the suburban of Paris and then in the center. In Réparations, used water bottles are filled with compressed air and liquid, then projected like rockets a 100 feet in the air. During a stroll, bottles haphazardly discarded in the street find themselves, one after another, blown into the Paris sky. The video was presented last Spring at Biennale of Quebec: Cynismes?, La manifestation international d'art de Québec, curators Patrice Loubier et André-Louis Paré.

Born in 1970, Michel de Broin lives and works in Montreal, and he obtained his master's degree in visual arts from Université du Québec à Montréal in 1997. His most recent exhibitions solos have been at Galerie Pierre-François Ouellette, Montreal (2005); La Vitrine, Paris (2003); Galerie 44, Toronto (two-person show with Ève K. Tremblay, 2003); Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (2002) and the Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montréal (1999). De Broin has also been part of many group exhibitions in Canada and Europe, including Damage Control (2003) at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Vaguement Radical Vaguely (2003) at the National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria; La demeure (2002) at Galerie Optica, Montreal; and Artefact (2001) on the Lachine Canal in Montreal. The artist's public art piece Révolutions was dedicated in 2003 in Montreal's Parc Maisonneuve-Cartier. De Broin was the recipient of the Prix Pierre Ayot 2002. He is currently in residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and will show Tenir sans servir c'est résister at the BF15, associated with the biennale de Lyon. In May 2006, he have a solo show entitled L'Engin at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.

For more information: http://www.kloud.org/mdb and http://www.divafair.com


WORKS PRESENTED


Michel de Broin, Réparations, 2004, dvd, edition of 5, 11:19 mn Michel de Broin, Réparations, 2004, dvd, edition of 5, 11:19 mn
Michel de Broin, Réparations, 2004, dvd, edition of 5, 11:19 mn

ARTICLES

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