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Mariela Borello
From March 2nd 2001 to April 7th 2001
Sincère

"Sincere" is an installation dealing with the nature of the art object. For me it reflects a particular way of working developed through out the years, where the search for the minimum elements to create a presence was pursued. The three pieces that constitute the installation share in a sense of lightness, and what I would like to call a kind of sincerity. In the early 60's Marcel Broodthaers talked about making insincere art, although he was talking about the commerce of art, for me it also became the nature of art making as well as its product. So, the work could be sincere or insincere, depending on the artist's intentions, the material and its manipulation; and that became my challenge and fascination in the making of this work. The installation is shown at its barest. But it is also this bareness and straightforwardness that hides its true nature. Material becomes presence. At the end the work becomes mysterious and playful in its actual being.

Mariela Borello lives and works in Montréal. Born in Argentina she has spent more that half of her life in this hemisphere. She is an installation artist whose last solo show in 1999, "Le boxeur aveugle se prépare", was presented in Cameroon (Central Africa) at L'Espace Doual'art. She has participated in several group shows including in 1997 "The Spacebetween (L'entrespace)" at the Saidye Bronfmann Center, showing "A Mouthfu"l; and also "Art-Ménager", with "Drowning in a glass of wate"r, at La maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal. In 1994 she participated in "Partly Human" at the Galeria de Arte Moderno in Guadalajara and in the gallery Temistocle in Mexico City, where she showed "My Mother Tongue", 22 photographic images on lead. Video has also been part of her production as in "Le Drapeau Brûlant", a series of street projections presented just before the 1995 referendum, a project sponsored by Articule.

Bibliographie
- Entrevue à Radio Centre-Ville (102,3 FM), Émission «Planète», 1er mars 2001.