La nuit blanche at DHC/ART
From 8 pm to midnight: The exhibition Wim Delvoye – 451 & 465 St-Jean Street
From 8 pm to 11 pm: The workshop Gothic Kitsch, offered with artist Karen Tam – Education Room: 465 St-Jean Street (basement)
In conjunction with the exhibition Wim Delvoye, DHC/ART invites the general public to participate in the 2017 edition of Nuit blanche on Saturday March 4.
Between 8 PM and 11 PM, visitors will be able to experience Wim Delvoye, an exhibition of the Belgian artist, that includes thought-provoking sculptures, drawings and more. They will also have the chance to take part in the workshop Gothic Kitsch, designed by Montreal artist Karen Tam. Karen will be on site to offer the workshop with educators and to answer visitors’ questions about her art practice. For the exhibition Wim Delvoye, DHC/ART Education chose to collaborate with Karen given the interests she shares with Wim Delvoye: using artisanal production, decoration, and humour to explore various ideas around identity, authenticity, and commodification.
The workshop Gothic Kitsch invites participants to draw in space to create a miniature Tempo car shelter and then transform it into a Gothic sculpture. In the same way that Delvoye uses modern technology to imitate traditional artisan techniques, visitors will experiment with 3D pens to construct their models by hand. They can decorate the surfaces of their sculptures by drawing inspiration from the works of Delvoye or Gothic Revival elements found in Montreal architecture.
During Nuit blanche, Gothic Kitsch will be offered on an ongoing schedule in the Education room, in the company of Karen Tam, from 8 pm to 11 pm.