Visual Art: January 2013 Archives
Thursday January 31, 2013
Taillerfer was recently named president of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, and he's also the head of a committee on public art for the City of Montreal.
His stated goal is to create 10 pieces of public art in 10 years. He's just getting started, but his first pet project is causing a stir.
Taillerfer wants to move the massive sculpture "L'Homme" by Alexandre Calder from Ile Ste-Hélène to somewhere on the Island of Montreal where it can be seen by more people.
"It's really like having a fantastic Picasso or a fantastic Riopelle in your basement," says Taillefer. "It doesn't make sense."
Taillefer is backed by a committee of heavyweights including Nathalie Bondil of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Paulette Gagnon of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and Louise Déry Galerie de l'UQAM.Read more »
Categories: Urban Design, Visual Art
- June 2013
- March 2013
- Fri., 1 – Are we just nostalgic?
- February 2013
- Wed., 20 – Who were Les Plasticiens?
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- Fri., 21 – Remembering Melvin Charney
- June 2012
- May 2012
- Sat., 19 – Are all the artists red?
- April 2012
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – Arts students in the protest movement
- February 2012
- January 2012
- Sat., 14 – Winter culture in Canadian art
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- Sat., 28 – Masq'alors
- April 2011
- February 2011
- Tue., 22 – Corno's Art and Desire