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Nicolas Baier
From November 3rd 2000 to December 9th 2000
Charte

"Now everything is white!" cried out a friend of mine who had just repainted his room, not realising in his exuberance that the walls maintained their yellowish grey.

A beautiful orange glittering was making its way through the window on that afternoon. We sat down and let the day go by watching reflections. We talked and most probably had a drink — we were watching the light.

You manage the best you can, you get closer to simple things, meet up again with a friend, caress your loved one’s hair, have another taste of that dish just to make sure....

I never look enough and maybe I should listen better; people — you’d like to hold them and talk to them and then lie down with them.

I’ve been having trouble taking photographs of people for a while; they give something that I just can’t keep. There is so much territory I can’t go to anymore. I took the rest — a little bit of what’s around.

Nicolas Baier lives and works in Montréal. He was chosen as one of the leading artists of his generation by curator Peggy Gale for the Montréal Biennial 2000 organised by the Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal. His photographic and installation work was presented in solo exhibitions such as "Liquidation Niko et ses amis" at the Centre des arts actuels SKOL in 1999. He took part in group exhibitions, among them "Of Fire and Passion": 22 young artists exhibit at the museum at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 1997. He also co-curated the exhibition "Les Bricolos" with Emmanuel Galland at the Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark in 1998. His work is found in the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts collection and in private collections.

Bibliographie
- Lehmann, Henry, «Gaucher true to his vision. (Nestor Kruger’s wall paintings, Baier)», The Gazette, 2 décembre 2000, p.18.
- Mavrikakis, «Art de vivre. Nicolas Baier», Voir, 16-22 novembre 2000, p.69.