This week: Live from Miami (many months ago) Duncan, Patricia, and Brian talk to Syvlie Fortin.
From the press release when she joined:
The Biennale de Montréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvie Fortin as Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal – BNL MTL, beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Sylvie Fortin will be responsible for the vision, strategic development and positioning of La Biennale de Montréal and will oversee its future editions, beginning with BNL MTL 2014. Fortin brings proven leadership, rigorous artistic vision and a unique combination of management experience, international connections, and media and publishing expertise to the Biennale de Montréal. She will move to Montréal from Kingston, where she has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University since last January. As Editor-in-Chief (2004–2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007–2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought leader. She was also Curator of the 5th Manif d’art in Quebec City (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, 1996–2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991–1994) and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, 1994–2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals.
Last April, La Biennale de Montréal and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) announced a strategic partnership to co-produce future editions of BNL MTL. This innovative alliance between the Biennale de Montréal and MACM, Canada’s foremost institution dedicated solely to contemporary art, signals a heightened level of civic commitment to BNL MTL. It also casts its future editions in a new light, providing a solid foundation for BNL MTL’s continued growth, increased relevance and far-reaching collaborations with arts organizations in Montréal and beyond.
La Biennale de Montréal was founded in 1998. Its mission is to contribute to contemporary art discourse, to provide a platform for the exploration of innovative curatorial practices, to catalyze art production and to increase public awareness of contemporary art. It has thus far presented seven editions of its signature event, BNL MTL, which brings ambitious new projects by local, Canadian and international artists to Montréal residents and visitors.
This week: Amanda Browder rocking like a hurricane! Amanda visits Alabama for her installation Magic Chromacity. Amanda talks to artists Lillis Taylor and Doug Barrett!
Here is info on some of the cool stuff AB is about these days:
Magic Chromacity –
Amanda Browder was commissioned by the Department of Art and Art History and The Alys Stephens Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham to create a large scale fabric installation on the two buildings. Lauren Garber Lake is the director of the Art and Art History Dept who helped bring Amanda.
She had numerous public sewing days and a ton of fabric was donated by the people of Birmingham to sew the over 10,000 square feet of fabric in the project.
Sewing Days – many people from the community and specifically the Bib & Tucker Sewing Co-op that is run by Lillis Taylor who is interviewed today on BAS.
Magic = Magic City (Birmingham nickname)
Chroma + City (color + city)
It was up on Aug 29th on the Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Art building and The Alys Stephens Center. These buildings were across the street from each other.
Amanda has made a print for the project . It is made with the help of Doug Barrett, Associate prof of Graphic Design from UAB who is also interviewed.
Montana Museum of Arts and Culture , called “End of the Infinite,” will run from Oct. 16 to Jan. 10, 2015
– amanda’s mini-retrospective.
Show three building pieces, Rapunzel, Good Morning! and Future Phenomena. Plus an interior piece PRISM/LIVIN/ROOM that will be in the gallery til Jan.
Last week they showed Rapunzel in downtown Missoula on the Mercantile building during First Friday.
at the Pelham Arts Center, Pelham NY
This will be an outdoor installation with fabric. The piece is a more energtic and vivacious piece compared to previous pieces. It works with the triangle forms and is also made from the donations at Pelham. This piece will be up Nov 14th.
More about Triumvirate!
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Triumvirate! is a multi-colored site-specific fabric installation that will hang on the facade of the Pelham Art Center, in Pelham NY. Using donated fabrics from Pelham and the surrounding areas, Triumvirate! will be a visual statement that buildings are not separate from the democratic life and spirit of the community.
The piece, referencing the three dimensional rectangular building, will be constructed from fabric donated by the residents of Pelham and assembled in public sewing day workshops. The immutable scale of the building is dramatized by the scale and independence of the triangles as well as the dimensional ambiguity of the fabric. The design creates a “shock of the new” with both color and form. As a collective we will rejoice in how something as small as a piece of discarded fabric can be rebuilt into an energetic architectural installation.
This week: We talk to collectors, they collect things, art things, yup, they collect them. We talk to the them…about collecting…art. They are art collectors.
This week we talk with artist Sabina Ott.