The Fonderie Darling will celebrate the pubilcation of Luis Jacob’s catalogue, in presence of the artist and the authors Marie Fraser, Anne-Marie Ninacs and David Liss on Friday the 23rd of October at 6 pm.
Seeing and Believing is an illustrated overview of the work of Canadian artist Luis Jacob. An important figure in contemporary art, Jacob’s work explores the subjectivity of aesthetic experience, and the uncanny dimension of our encounters with works of art.
With Seeing and Believing Jacob explores the role of the museum as frame, and the artwork in its capacity to ‘look back’ at the contemporary viewer. The book focuses on three of his own exhibitions : Tableaux Vivants at Fonderie Darling, Montreal in 2010; Pictures at an Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto in 2011; and L’œil, la brèche, l’image/The Eye, the Hole, the Picture at the McCord Museum, Montreal in 2012. Extensive documentation of these exhibitions is presented along with essays by curators Marie Fraser, David Liss and Anne-Marie Ninacs. Accompanying thee critical perspectives is a text written by the artist himself, titled Groundless in the Museum : Anarchism and the Living Work of Art.
Seeing and Believing will appeal to artists, theorists, and anyone interested in curatorial/museum studies. A timely contribution to contemporary discussions, this book invites the reader to consider what lies behind the picture: a matter of faith, and a trigger to an inquisitive ‘second look’.Authors : Marie Fraser, Luis Jacob, David Liss, Anne-Marie Ninacs. Number of Pages : 223 Text in english and french ISBN 978-1-908966-06-3 Published by Black Dog Publishing Limited Designed by Rachel Pfleger Price : $30