Thomas Bégin’s site-specific intervention takes Guido Molinari’s workspace—his studio, partly converted into a museum and open to the public—as its starting point, and it spills over to all of the Guido Molinari Foundation exhibition spaces. Employing the device of the period room, this studio-under-glass reveals the traces, in multiple layers, of the visual artist’s work over a twenty-year span. Bégin’s intent is to deploy these multiple temporal strata, conceiving of the studio as a production “machine” in which ideas, experimentations and serial works succeeded each other. Starting from this “period mental room,” Bégin has devised various sound sculptures, visually abstract and musically concrete, that evince a rapprochement with Molinari’s conceptual and chromatic research, entering into unexpected dialogue with them. This exhibition follows from research conducted by the artist during a spring 2019 residency at the Foundation.
From June 14 to August 11, 2019
Opening on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 5:30 pm, in the presence of the artist.
3290, Sainte-Catherine Street E. (metro Préfontaine), Montréal, Québec, H1W 2C6
Open Thursday to Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Admission fee: Free