Thursday, September 03, 2009

Robert Polidori et al at the MAC

"Why wouldn’t the walls have recorded and layered, one on top of the other, all the emotional vibes of the rooms’ successive occupants and visitors?" Robert Polidori

You'll no doubt recognize the photograph of a theater in Havana, a similar one, if not the same one, was used on the cover of Nicole Brossard's amazing Notebook of Roses and Civilization, which was nominated for a Griffin last year.

There are dozens of Victoria cribs gathered in a dimly lit room, assembled by Canadian artist Spring Hurlbut. Le Jardin du sommeil (1998) is a disturbing and remarkable installation. And if you haven't seen the Betty Goodwin? Well, it's the last few days to see all of this at the Mac here in Montreal.

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