Quantcast

Sunday, May 13, 2007

René Viau gets sloppy

Howdy!

Interesting art politics going on in this city. On the first Saturday that the fancy-ass and very prestigious Biennale de Montréal 2007 is open, Le Devoir, the only newspaper in town with two art critics reviews a Jocelyne Alloucherie exhibit at Roger Bellemare's gallery that has nothing to do with the fancy-ass and very prestigious Biennale de Montréal 2007.

However, it did not make me read beyond the first paragraph of the review, because it appears that M. Viau has stars in his eyes. He writes that Ms. Alloucherie recieved a $60,000 grant from the Quebec Government like it was something amazing and wonderful. Whereas I would ask, if Ms. Alloucherie's career was so phenomenal why would she have applied for the grant. He then goes on to try to impress me even more by writing that Ms. Alloucherie is represented by galleries in New York, Paris and Turin. From the research I have done (which I warn you, is not comprehensive) it appears that Ms. Alloucherie is represented by the 511 Gallery in New York, but hasn't had a show there since 2003. And The Box Associati in Turin but their website no longer exists, pretty phenomenal representation if you ask me. And while it seems that she is still represented by Françoise Paviot in Paris, information is sketchy at best, and it is quite possible that she hasn't had a show there since 1999.

Links to this post:

Create a Link


    Your Ad Here

      << Home