Live rightly, die, die…

Mrz 31, 2012


Live rightly, die, die… explores the contemporary phenomenon of artistic tourism and the exotic through the presentation of a select number of visual works. However, instead of simply illustrating or documenting the recent trends that might be associated with tourism and the exotic in contemporary art, Live rightly, die, die… attempts to address the phenomena of tourism and the exotic within an eccentric frame of historical reference and in a way that exposes their spatio-temporal ambiguities, tensions and possibilities. It is through these ambiguities and tensions that the exhibition also raises the question of the possible existences of unknown places, opaque languages, singular encounters, treacherous, unstable spaces and idiosyncratic exchanges.

The works that have been selected for Live rightly, die, die… were initially identified on the basis of their resonance with preliminary, intuitive conceptions of tourism and the exotic. Works, artefacts and documents are amongst others by Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, Lothar Baumgarten, Chris Burden, Tim Clark, Willem de Rooij, Guy Debord, Jan Dibbets, e-flux, Richard Hamilton, Jamelie Hassan, Allan Kaprow, Bouchra Khalili, John Latham, George Maciunas, Vincent Meessen, NASA, Irving Penn and Robert Smithson.



March 29th – April 29th, 2012
335, Boul. de Maisonneuve Est
Québec H2X 1K1