Projections series at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - Artur Zmijewski February 6 to March 2, 2008 - Tseng Yu-Chin March 19 to May 18, 2008



    MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Projections series provides an
ongoing showcase for video works, in a new relationship with the projected
image and cinematic art. In the coming months, the series highlights Polish
artist Artur Zmijewski and Taiwanese artist Tseng Yu-Chin.

    Artur Zmijewski - Lekcja Spiewu/The Singing Lesson I and II
    February 6 to March 2, 2008

    The works of Polish artist Artur Zmijewski set out to transgress our
societies' taboos. For him, "art is a hard fight for human consciousness." In
the videos The Singing Lesson I (2001, 14 min) and The Singing Lesson II
(2002, 16 min 30 s), he conducts singing lessons with deaf-mute children and
forms an unlikely choir first in Warsaw, then in Leipzig, in the very church
where Bach was cantor. Artur Zmijewski lives and works in Warsaw. He
represented Poland at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and his work was
presented at Documenta 12 in Kassel in 2007.

    Tseng Yu-Chin - Who's Listening and I Hate Assumption
    March 19 to May 18, 2008

    Poet, writer and video maker Tseng Yu-Chin explores the psychology of the
everyday, particularly through the prism of childhood, as he plays on the gap
between the innocence of that stage in our lives and our perception as adults.
In one of the segments in the video cycle Who's Listening (2003), children
await the moment when they will be sprayed with milk, cheerfully submitting to
a dubious joke. In I Hate Assumption (2005), the artist filmed children, with
their complicity, going about their daily routines as they get ready for
school (brushing their teeth, riding on the school bus), seemingly
sleepwalking: eyes closed, heads thrown back, mouths open... Born in 1978,
Tseng Yu-Chin lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He represented Taiwan in 2007
at Documenta 12 in Kassel.

    Louise Simard is in charge of programming for the Projections series.

    The Musée d'art contemporain is a provincially owned corporation funded
by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian
Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Coordinator, (514) 847-6232, danielle.legentil@macm.org; Visual material
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