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Yan Giguère, Montreal, Québec | yangiguere.com
A specialist in the 1960s, Serge Allaire has collaborated on catalogues published in the framework of a number of events and exhibitions.
Yan Giguère lives and works in Montreal. His track record includes a number of individual exhibits, notably in Montreal with Choisir, presented at Occurrence (2007); Bienvenue, at Galerie B-312 (2002); Chavirer, at VOX (2001); Attractions, at Optica (2009) and Visites libres, at Centre Clark (2013); and he has had a retrospective exhibition at Musée d’art de Joliette (2016). His photos can be found in numerous public and private collections, among them those of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and of Hydro-Québec. His work is characterized by a spatial disposition teeming with photographs. In his photo installations, the chosen images, when gathered together, launch various trails and establish relations among them from which formal, narrative and poetic associations emerge. He attempts to create an open ensemble that underscores and reflects on the coexistence of different layers of reality. Interested in the way we have of perceiving time, Yan Giguère uses a photographic process very close to movie montage.
EXHIBIT AT RENCONTRES
In the room of a motel, the 260 images making up the series Visites libres runs as a slide show on the screen of a television set. Some of the photographs are hung up here and there in the space, and a monograph of artist Yan Giguère’s work is sitting on a bedside table.
This exhibit will be accessible to the occupants of the room throughout the summer season. They will be able to discover it at their own pace. The Visites libres project is a meditation on the notion of portrait: that of rural life, from which the artist emerged; of urban life, where he now lives; of the people around him and who inhabit that society to which he belongs.