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© Courtesy of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
whiteonwhite
Curated by: Lesley Johnstone

185, Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, Québec H2X 3X5
Canada
May 24th, 2013 - September 2nd, 2013
Opening: May 24th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.macm.org
COUNTRY:  
Canada
PHONE:  
514 847-6226
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 11-6; Wed-Fri 11-9; Sat-Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
film, photography, installation, video-art

DESCRIPTION

The first solo exhibition in Canada of Brooklyn-based artist Eve Sussman and her collaborative team Rufus Corporation brings together a series of interrelated films and videos, photographs and installations developed on numerous journeys through Russia and Central Asia. The focus of the exhibition is the film installation whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir, which draws on the radial abstractions and reflections on transcendence of Kasimir Malevich, and the fate of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, seen through the lens of science fiction and film noir cinematography. Generated by algorithm, edited in real time and heavily informed by such twentieth-century filmmakers as Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders, whiteonwhite is a fascinating investigation into space and time, utopia and dystopia, fractured narration, train travel and landscapes marked by economic and ecological upheaval.