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Performances In a Cave

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Performances in the Cave

Artists Respond to Of, In or Under

Sept 12, 7-9pm

Performances begin at 7:15pm

You are invited to join us at Forest City Gallery for several performances by artists responding to FCG's current exhibition Of, In or Under by Jasmine Reimer. "Becoming Unreal" by Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau  performed by Xuan Ye

A performance by Patrick Cruz Patrick Cruz (b. 1987, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino-Canadian artist and organizer working between Toronto, Canada and Manila, Philippines. Cruz studied at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practice is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, the project of decolonization, and the paradoxical effects of globalization. Cruz is the founder of Kamias Special Projects, an artist run space in Quezon City, Philippines that hosts the Kamias Triennial; an educational week-long event that serves as a platform for cross-cultural exchange. In 2015, Cruz won the national title for the 17th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Solo and group exhibitions include, 1 st Manila Biennale (Manila, PH); An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries (Oakville, CA); Titig Kayumanggi (Brown Gaze), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, CA); Archeological Apathy, 8eleven (Toronto, CA); Low Class Minimalism and the Gentrified Amateur, Projet Pangee (Montreal, CA); Lessons in Diplomacy, Art informal (Manila, PH); Quarantine of Difference, Wil Aballe Art Projects (Vancouver, CA); Bulaklak ng Paraiso (Flower of Paradise), Centre A (Vancouver, CA); Other-Portraits, Stride Gallery (Calgary, CA); Survival Guide, Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, CA); and, something like fire dancing, Susan Hobbs (Toronto, CA); Welcome to Sax island, Or Gallery Berlin (Berlin, DE) & Radiation, Art Center of Chulangkorn (Bangkok, TH).

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal, Canada. Their work focuses on theatricality and the choreographic; in their performance work but also in their interest in staging tableaus and working with ephemeral materials that can be said to perform through re-deployment and decay. The duo’s recent works investigate the agency of objects, the material condition of the body, and the transformative potential that bodies and objects exert upon each other. These interests are informed by Chloë’s experience with chronic illness and its effect on their collaboration as well the duo’s exploration of narrative tropes from literature, theatre and television. 

They have exhibited widely, notably at the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Kunsthalle Wien; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Project Space, London; the University of Texas, Austin; the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown; the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; and the Darling Foundry, Montreal. Lum and Desranleau are also known on the international music scene as co-founders of the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf, for whom they also produced award-winning concert posters under the name Séripop. Their work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

In 2016, Desranleau was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, and in 2015, the duo was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.

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