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Dominique Angel
From September 8th 2000 to October 14th 2000
Pièces supplémentaires

It seems to me that contemporary art cannot be considered apart from its displacement in time and space. What an exhibition or an installation involves above all is a sort of removal and building site. In this remark a representation of the world is already implied.

Part of my work consists in building wooden structures where I assemble various objects and materials, fabricated, sculpted and painted elements to which I add the displacement of a narrative, such as my coming to Montréal. In a way, my works are travelling pieces of furniture. Art today is quite tremendously marked by an aesthetics of exodus — although I regret it, I have to live with it. That is why, as I watch the news on TV, I often imagine pieces that reflect my anxiety of one day being forced to leave in a terrible rush. My practice also includes photography, video and writing — the bulk of which can be done, redone and reconfigured on the spot like a new episode in my life and work.

Dominique Angel lives and works in Marseille. His diversified artistic practice evolves around sculpture. Aside from exhibiting on a regular basis at Galerie Évelyne Canus (Paris) and an upcoming show in 2000 at Brasseurs in Liège, his work was presented in 1999 at Galerie des études and ENAD in Limoges, in 1998 at the Musée de Belfort, the Centre d’art contemporain in Montbéliard and the F.R.A.C. Provence, in 1997 at the École photographique of Arles, in 1994 at the Musée d’art contemporain of Nice and the Centre de la vieille charité in Marseilles, in 1991 at the Kouros Gallery in New York, in 1989 at the Centre d’art contemporain de Saint Fons in Lyon, in 1988 at Galerie Aguas in Bordeaux, in 1986 at Villa Arson in Nice.

His work has been included in several group exhibitions in and outside France, among others the C.I.A.C in Montréal in 1991. His video production has been featured in festivals in France and Germany. He has published numerous novels and other writings, such as Petites farces de la vie quotidienne (The Little Jokes of Daily Life) (Actes Sud), La beauté moderne (Modern Beauty) (Musées de Nice/ Vidéochroniques), La brosse à cheveux et le mexicain (The Hairbrush and the Mexican) (Musée de Belfort/Centre d’art et de plaisanterie/Centre d’art contemporain de Montbéliard).


Bibliographie
- McLeod, Dayna, «Inside out. Dominique Angel taps collective unconsciousness», Hour, 21-29 septembre 2000, p.39.
- «FastForward. Québec. Dominique Angel/Robin Dupuis», Canadian Art, automne 2000, p.18.