Exhibitions and Events

Distance by Rolf Julius, Opening Saturday September 19 at 5 pm at OBORO

September 19, 2009

Montreal (Quebec) Canada

TWO LARGE BLACK, détail, Rolf Julius © R. Julius, 2005

Curator Nicole Gingras, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Montreal, OBORO and MINUTE (the Montreal collective), presents three events focusing on internationally renowned German artist Rolf Julius.

Rolf Julius - Distance
Curator: Nicole Gingras
September 19 - October 24, 2009
Opening: Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 5 pm

Presented by MINUTE, in collaboration with OBORO.
Rolf Julius - Music for a Wide Plain
Friday, September 18, 2009, at 7 pm. No latecomers will be admitted.
OBORO's New Media Lab
Tickets: $10 on sale one hour before the concert.

Rolf Julius - Conversation
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at 5:30 pm.
At the Goethe-Institut (418 Sherbrooke Street E., Montreal)
Free Admission.

Rolf Julius - Distance is the third exhibition of the series LISTENING TO SEE, conceptualised and coordinated by guest curator Nicole Gingras for the Goethe-Institut Montreal's NOISE AND SILENCE 2008-2009 program.

Since the beginning of the 1970's, Rolf Julius has developed a series of aesthetic propositions relating drawing, painting, sculpture, sound, video, and silence. The artist works with simple materials (pigment, dust, ashes, terracotta or aluminum bowls, copper wire, stones, wood), different-sized speakers, video screens, and DVD players, which he then assembles to create sculptures, sound objects or installations. These elements are taken apart, moved around and rearranged in various configurations. Over time, each work is therefore transformed into as many compositions. A careful observer will understand the extent to which this process contributes to the continuity of a practice based on the exploration of visual and audio material, feeding off one another in an exchange of physical, aesthetic and symbolic properties. The combining of these elements expands on the idea that one can see, or touch a sound. Rolf Julius - Distance brings together works dating back to the beginning of the 1980's.

This is Rolf Julius' first solo exhibit in Canada.

More details on the Press Release by clicking here


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