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A tribute to the French art scene in Canada

A tribute to the French art scene will be made in Canada with French presence at the Montreal Biennale, and a personal exhibit of Guillaume Leblon in Vancouver.
The 2016 edition of the Montreal Biennale entitled ‘‘Le grand balcon’’ (The Big Balcony), will unite 55 international artists including Eric Baudelaire, Michael Blum, Benjamin Seror and David Gheron Tretiakoff. At the same time, in Vancouver, the Contemporary Art Gallery will present Guillaume Leblon’s work for the first time in Canada.
 
 

Montreal Biennale

The 2016 edition of the Montreal Biennale, curated by Philippe Pirotte, will be inaugurated on October 19. Called ‘‘Le Grand Balcon’’, this event has been largely inspired by the play by Jean Genet, The Balcony, making room via this platform for contestation between revolution and counter-revolution, reality and illusion.
 
French artists Eric Baudelaire and Benjamin Seror will take part in this wide-scale event.
 
Learn more about Montreal Biennale
 

Guillaume Leblon exhibit "UNTANGLED FIGURES"

From October 14 to January 1, 2017, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver will be displaying the work of French artist Guillaume Leblon through a personal exhibit.
 
In his installations, Guillaume Leblon experiments with highly diverse techniques and materials – sand, stone, wood, water, plaster, brass, clay, etc. – to create ‘‘landscapes’’ staged in a highly elaborate manner.
 
For his Vancouver exhibit, the artist will bring together a number of works that evoke the suggestive potential of the body through materials and fragmented body representations. A white face without any traits, arms detached from hands, a dressed up torso; each one of his new sculptures is like a sort of shell or envelope for an absent body, a hollow core that evokes hints of memory, dreams, fragmentation and a host of possibilities.
 
Learn more about Guillaume Leblon exhibit
 
Guillaume Leblon, biography
Guillaume Guillaume Leblon (born in 1971) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) of Lyon, then at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He exhibits his works regularly in Europe, having gained international recognition over the past ten years. His most recent personal exhibits are held above all in: : Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (2014) ; MASS MoCA, United States (2013) ; Musée régional d’art contemporain de Sérignan (2012) ; MUDAM, Luxembourg (2009) ; CGAC, Santiago de Compostelle, Spain (2008) ; Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine (2006). 
Pictures
  •   Guillaume Leblon,  Brother II, 2016, 3D print, PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), infiltration epoxy resin, 47,3 x 47,03 x 42,21 cm, 2/5 + 2 AP.  Courtesy the artist and carlier | gebauer