Michel de Broin, Black Whole Conference, 2006.

Michel de Broin Artist Talk at Plug In ICA

Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m.

Plug In ICA presents an artist talk by Michel de Broin Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m., as part of his exhibition Disruption from within. The opening reception for the exhibition is Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m.

Based in Montreal, de Broin has received international acclaim for his sculptural projects and installations, and won the Sobey Art Award in 2007. His work seeks to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations while playfully reenacting them. De Broin uses everyday materials to create extraordinary, logic-defying constructions. In Shelter, for example, numerous tables are joined together with their legs pointed defensively outwards, creating an inaccessible inner space. Keep On Smoking II is an alternative to high gasoline prices. Kinetic energy produced by riding a bicycle is turned into smoke, suggesting the marriage of two machines: one produces while the other consumes. Disruption from within will also include a new work by de Broin entitled Décolonnisation. In this triptych of paintings, the artist has reconfigured the architectural elements of Plug In’s gallery space, while playing upon the meaning and translation of the French word décolonnisation.

De Broin’s talk at Plug In will offer a chance to learn more about these works, while also providing insight into the artist’s working process.

The talk and reception are open to the public, free and everyone is welcome to attend!