Curator : Simone Scholten
Artists : Michel Boulanger, Katja Davar
Dates : February 7 – March 21, 2020
Opening: Thursday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.

As of February, Galerie de l’UQAM will be closely observing the impact of human activity on our environment with These Rooms of Earth and Stones, an exhibition that brings together the work of artists Michel Boulanger (QC) and Katja Davar (DE). Organized by Simone Scholten (DE), the project furthermore serves as a collaborative and cultural exchange between a curator and an artist from Germany and an artist from Québec.

These Rooms of Earth and Stones focuses on the tracks left by human processing of the Earth. In the course of geological history, the landscape has changed greatly due to climatic shifts and its horizontal and vertical geological appearance has altered accordingly. Over the last 200 years, in particular through the industrialization of entire areas and the intensive mining of natural resources like gas, metal ores, oil, water or minerals this process has been accelerated.

Michel Boulanger and Katja Davar have made their shared interest in landscape transformation a central theme in a long-term discussion. Both artists are engaged with the increasing interconnections of human culture, natural environments and technology and this exhibition seeks through many mediums, to show how we are in a dynamic and permanent (re)negotiation with our environment.

Source : || Image : Michel Boulanger, Obsolète, tête de puits, 2019, acrylic and gouache marker on canvas © Michel Boulanger


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