Exhibition presented as part of the Festival Art Souterrain 2020

March 12th – April 25th,  2020

Opening March 12th, 5:30 pm

Reopening after COVID-19, September 3rd – 26th, 2020

Project description

At Skol, Montreal artist Mathieu Latulippe is showcasing an hybrid installation gathering original artworks and collaborators’ creations. Under the banner of Mathieu Latulippe and associates, he collaborates with Mathieu Teasdale, Hugo Bergeron, Jean-Maxime Dufresne & Virginie Laganière, Mathieu Gagnon & Mathilde Forest, Stéphane Gilot, Lucie Rocher and Éric Tabuchi. This exhibit presents a set of proposals that explore the dynamics that underlie the visual universe of real estate developpement or echoing the artists reseach axes.

At the conflating zone of investigation and derision, this installation is precisely interrogating our ways of inhabiting and transforming the world, as well as the downsides of the utopias suggested by publicities and real estate showrooms. On the other side of those idealised images of Promethean and perfected light-bathed buildings, are lurking the fears, issues and challenges of the global capitalist era and the rapidly changing environment.

Excess and compromise is providing a fertile space of reflections on spectacular and extreme architectures, on our relationship to technology, on the fear of the environnmental catastrophy and the far-fetched dream to buy a better world « just for us ». Above all, this exhibit forces us to imagine the world we want to make possible.

Mathieu Latulippe would like to thank :

his collaborators (Hugo Bergeron, Jean Philippe Luckhurst Cartier, Jean-Maxime Dufresne & Virginie Laganière, Mathilde Forest & Mathieu Gagnon, Stéphane Gilot, Lucie Rocher, Éric Tabuchi and Mathieu Teasdale), as well as : Skol, Atelier Clark, Christian Miron, Centre Sagamie,  Atelier Michel Seguin, Encadrement Tout autour, Patrick Bérubé, Guillaume Boudrias-Plouffe, Marc Dulude, Simon Bilodeau, Frédéric Lavoie, Julie Tremble, Marie-Claude Landry and le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

 Photo: Guy L’Heureux