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Giorgia Volpe

Ma langue est un sable mouvant

November 17 to January 27, 2019

 

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, the multidisciplinary artist Giorgia Volpe has lived and worked in Quebec City since 1998. Looking closely at individual and collective “memory,” her work deals with the various realities of body and mind, her relationships with others and her immediate environment. Volpe’s attention to the fabric of society, tradition and the idea of knowledge transmission is focused more on how things develop than on finished products. “I elaborate, she says, “on things that develop, repeat and intrude upon one another.” The artist’s work invites us to reflect, to heal our wounds, and to break out of the cognitive constraints that we tend to impose upon ourselves without really knowing why or without taking the time to identify the sources of the one-sided visions that insidiously work their way into our lives.

For Volpe’s show in Saint-Hyacinthe, the EXPRESSION team has decided to take an intuitive approach and revisit her work by juxtaposing previous and new pieces. Guided by surrealism and the language of dreams, Ma langue est un sable mouvant (My Tongue is Flowing Sand) deliberately eschews the conventions of art museum retrospectives with paintings, sculptures and installation pieces that dwell in and on the exhibition venue. This collaborative effort attests to an art practice that has led Volpe to conduct many-facetted experiments using weaving, mixing, métissage, drawing, site-specific installation and action-oriented art alongside installation, video and photography. Much of this artist’s talent is devoted to the creation of links between these particles, components and objects.


Opening and guided tour on Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

EXPRESSION is closed during the holiday season, which runs from December 24, 2018, to January 7, 2019, inclusively.