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Artist’s Eyes” is a poetic and powerful composition. “Scene Scape” will make its debut onto the global stage at Galerie NuEdge on May 7th and run until September 11, 2010. Marcel Dzama: Of Many Turns, Montreal Contemporary Art Museum February 4 – April 25, 2010

Amel, “54th FLoor”, Photo, 50”x72”

MONTREAL, CANADA SCENE SCAPE Amel Chamandy: Through the Artist’s Eyes, photo exhibit, Galerie NuEdge May 7 – September 18, 2010 The Montreal Musée District’s Galerie NuEdge will feature the latest black and white photo retrospect entitled Scene Scape, Through the Artist’s Eyes by artist Amel Chamandy. This series of black and white photographs will intimately connect the artist’s past to her present through an interactive show focusing on a series of images taken in 1998. “Scene Scape” will be unlike any other project Amel has undertaken as an artist. The scope of the show will combine photography, video and sound to create an immersive environment, one in which the audience will become emotionally attached to the work. “The exhibition will be about engaging the audience in every possible way, both visually and interactively. The photos intend to provoke in the viewer an emotional response which will require them to engage their senses.” Through the poetic transformation of these photographs, from the simple and familiar into the complex

and anomalous, yet almost mysterious, the relationship of the viewer with their surroundings will be challenged. This photographic work is an attempt to change the way individuals interact with the world around them and, through her images, the emotional experience becomes a kind of investigative search. This Montreal artist has been creating since the age of 15 and her studies in the 80’s touched on art history, restoration, painting and drawing. The images from the “Scene Scape” series have evolved mostly from charcoal and ink drawings that she produced at an earlier stage in her career. Through the combination of traditional medium and contemporary technique, the artist digitally transforms small size black and white film negatives to produce photographs to a scale up to four by six feet. Color is transcended in order to capture the viewer’interest and to convey a message. The deconstructed images mirror Amel’s daily life. “The photographs represent pieces of the puzzle of life itself, shifting, moving,vibrating, and at times distorted.” It’s the complexity of what Amel envisions in life. “Scene Scape, Through the

Marcel Dzama was born in Winnipeg and has lived in New York since 2004. Musée d’art contemporain will feature one of the artist’s largest solo exhibitions titled “Of Many Turns”. This exhibition will highlight some the artist’s themes – such as nostalgia, early modernism, the relationship between irony and cynicism, politics, and subjectivity in order to arrive at a different understanding of his work. Dzama transforms seemingly arbitrary imagery, steeped in nostalgia, into a sort of mythology that is aesthetically attractive while precluding most straightforward readings. Dzama’s video’s, sculptures, paintings, collages and drawings of carnivalesque scenes of choreographed violent and erotic behavior draw upon a rich and back-catalogue of artistic and literary references that stem from pre-war children’s book illustrations. OTTAWA CMCP- Nicolas Baier: Pareidolias, National Gallery Of Canada February 12 – April 24, 2010 Since the early 1990s’ Montreal Artist Nicolas Baier has been challenging photographic encounters with his elaborately constructed digital imagery. This fascinating exhibition features a large selection of photographic works that represent the artist’s most recent production. The exhibit title “Pareidolia” refers to the practice of ascribing an image, a meaning or a name of phenomena despite the absence of any true correlation; for instance, the game of transforming clouds into other objects. It is another way to open the mind and transform clouds into other objects. The artist invites us to play along in this exhibit. Organized by the Musée régional de Rimouski, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and circulated by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.”


The RAWEDGE® News EDITION #4 NEW YORK, USA Picasso: Themes and Variations, MoMA March 28 – September 6, 2010

BARCELONA, SPAIN Rodney Graham: Through the Forest, Museu D’art Contemporani De Barcelona January 30 – May 18 2010

With over one hundred works on display, “Picasso: Themes and Variations” explores Pablo Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking, tracing his development from the early years of the twentieth century, with depictions of itinerant circus performers in the Blue and Rose periods, to his discovery of Cubism. This unique exhibit traces the artist’s evolution through his artistic vision stemming over a few decades of experimentation in etching, lithography, and linoleum cut that demonstrates how each of these techniques inspired new directions in his work.

Pablo Picasso. The Bull, state VII (Le Taureau). December 26, 1945. Lithograph. Composition 12 x 17 1/2" (30.5 x 44.4 cm). Sheet 12 15/16 x 17 1/2" (32 x 44.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman Fund. © 2009 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

LONDON, ENGLAND Chris Ofili: Tate Britain January 27 – May 16, 2010

Theo Van Doesburg: Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde, Tate Modern February 4 – May 16, 2010

Chris Ofili’s intensely coloured and intricately ornamented paintings, pencil drawings and watercolors from the mid 1990s to today will be exhibited at the Tate Britain. He was one of the most acclaimed British painters of his generation. He won the Turner Prize in 1998 and represented Great Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. His exuberant paintings are renowned for their rich layering and inventive use of media, including balls of elephant dung that punctuate the canvas and support it at the base, as well as glitter, resin, map pins and magazine cut-outs. His influences are drawn from Zimbabwean cave painting to Blaxploitation movies, fusing comic book heroes and icons of funk and hip-hop, and, for the first time, these celebrated paintings are being presented alongside current developments.

This is a unique and exciting chance for Van Doesburg’s work to be seen for the first time in the UK at the Tate Modern a pivotal figure of the European avant-garde. Van Doesburg worked in disciplines within art, design and text. This artistic movement of painters, architects and designers sought to build a new society in the aftermath of World War I, advocating an international style of art and design based on a strict geometry of horizontals and verticals. This exhibition explores Van Doesburg’s role as a promoter of Dutch Neoclassicism, his Dada personality, his efforts to influence the Bauhaus, his links with international Constructivists, and his creation of the group Art Concret.

Chris Ofili, Afrodizzia, 1995

Theo Van Doesburg, Simultaneous Counter-Composition (1929ñ30) Photograph: Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, 1967

Rodney Graham’s exhibition “Through the Forest” provides an insight into the development of his complex body of work influenced by 1970s Conceptual art and its way of thinking. Born in 1949 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, this Canadian artist’s work, displays a long path that goes from the adaptation of literary models and the appropriation of moments in art history to impressive film works and finally culminates in a classical art medium, painting. In tandem with the exhibition at the MACBA, where the series of paintings Picasso, My Master (2005) is also on view, a series of reliefs by Graham will be exhibited at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, Entitled “Possible Abstractions”, this series constitutes a caricature of the polemically ironic attacks on the development of modern abstract painting and claims to be a new form of that brand of art. DUBAI Art Dubai: Madinat Jumeirah Resort March 17 - 20, 2010 For four consecutive years Art Dubai has been a defining platform for contemporary art practice across the Middle East region. Art Dubai 2010 is held in partnership with the private equity group Abraaj Capital and continues to enjoy support from its sponsors. Based at the stunning beachside Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Art Dubai 2010 offers visitors the most extensive program of contemporary art exhibitions and events to date. Highlights of Art Dubai 2010 will include the return of the acclaimed Global Art Form, the second annual Abraaj Capital Art Prize “The Poetry of Time”, a prestigious watch exhibition curated by Van Cleef & Arpels, Art park, and contemparabia 2010. In addition, Art Dubai has invited not-for-profit arts organization Bidoun Projects to curate its program of special projects highlighting the importantance of collaboration in the region.

PARIS, FRANCE Lucian Freud: Centre Pompidou March 10– July 19, 2010 Richard Hamilton: Serpentine Gallery March 3 – April 25, 2010 The Serpentine Gallery will present a solo exhibit of one of the world’s most respected living artist Richard Hamilton. Since the 1950’s Hamilton has embraced many different mediums, including painting, printmaking, installations and industrial design. His work continued to evolve throughout his long and very influential career, particularly in the approach to process and techniques. The exhibition will explore in depth the use of multiples and varied in which ways the artist used photographic representation in contemporary society.

At 88 years old, Lucian Freud is one of the most influential and important living artists in the world today and his work will be featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition presents an exceptional overview of his masterpieces and pays an unprecedented tribute to one of the greatest contemporary painters. His exhibit will be composed of around 50 large-scale paintings, accompanied by a selection of graphic works and photographs of the artist’s London studio. The uniqueness of Lucian Freud’s works lies in his meticulous and almost obsess treatment of the portraits and the nude, based on an absolute approach to the art of painting. “I want the painting to be flesh”.

Lucian Freud, Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965/ © Madrid, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza / photo : JosÈ Loren / Lucian Freud

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