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The EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eve Sussman & Michel de Broin

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In season two, episode nine of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the recent exhibits of Eve Sussman and Michel de Broin at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Eve Sussman and Michel de Broin

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Eve Sussman, photo courtesy Fort Worth Weekly
Eve Sussman, photo courtesy Fort Worth Weekly
Michel de Broin, photo courtesy Preevada
Michel de Broin, photo courtesy Preevada

To start off, since neither one of us really keeps serious track, we get the numbering completely wrong. Eloi states how he prefers a raw recording and Zeke goes along for the ride. The discussion begins in earnest with a list of shows that are happening during the summer.

After a couple of minutes of banter we finally get around to talking about the exhibits by Eve Sussman & Rufus Corporation and Simon Lee along with that by Michel de Broin. Zeke mentions how he thinks there are some missing pieces, while Eloi raves about Ms. Sussman’s previous work.

Zeke makes a joke. Zeke calls Michel de Broin disposable and is wrong in asserting that the Shared Propulsion Car was powered like the Finstones car. Eloi was right, it uses pedals. Zeke talks about how M. de Broin uses antique materials in Blowback. The two of them enumerate the works. Eloi calls them cute and witty. Then the conversation shifts to Eve Sussman. Eloi gives the back-story of the exhibit. Zeke states that he prefers to view each piece individually. While at the same time Zeke thinks that whiteonwhite is a masterpiece. Zeke reiterates what he likes and dislikes about video art. Eloi calls it complex and dense. Zeke asks a conceptual question.

Zeke realizes that everyone complains about attendance. Eloi brings up marketing. Zeke brings up the catalogues and gets confused. Eloi gets all personal and recounts a story. Zeke recounts a story from his interview with Alexandre Taillefer and explains why the catalogues are the way they are.

Things digress and Eloi tries to get to get some kind of ranking of the shows out of Zeke. Zeke explains how to view objet perdu. Eloi improvises a conclusion and Zeke asks Eloi for his rankings of the shows. The two of them talk about future plans and then finally the Trivia Question is asked.

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The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Omer Fast

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In season two, episode eight of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the recent exhibit of Continuity by Omer Fast at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

The EZ Montreal Podcast: Omer Fast

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Omer Fast Continuity, 2012 Digital film, color, sound Film stills by Bernhard Keller  Courtesy Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Omer Fast, Continuity, 2012. Digital film, color, sound. Film stills by Bernhard Keller, courtesy Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

The conversation begins with a mention of the email we received. Then Eloi mentions the interview he had with Louise Simard who is responsible for multimedia installations at the museum (10:21)
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and how the Projection series is not as well publicized as the other exhibits at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

We point out how Omer Fast had been part of a previous exhibit at DHC. We talk about the subtitles, the logistics of showing a video, commercials on European TV and Omer Fast on YouTube.

Eloi wants to know how Omer fast compares to Michel de Broin and Eve Sussman and thinks that the Musée d’art contemporain undermined themselves and ponders their future and paying artists. And Zeke closes the show by asking the Trivia Question (email us the answer and win a fabulous prize!)

Eloi also recorded and interview with Omer Fast (9:28)
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The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Tino Sehgal

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In season two, episode seven of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the recent exhibit by Tino Sehgal at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

The EZ Montreal Podcast: Tino Sehgal

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Performers of Kiss, 2007 and This Situation, 2007 © Philippe Casgrain
Performers of Kiss, 2007 and This Situation, 2007 © Philippe Casgrain

Some YouTube videos of Tino Sehgal’s work

Some of the local dance companies that are doing similar stuff to Mr. Sehgal, just not in museums:
Paul Andre Fortier, Sylvain Emard Danse, Marie Chouinard, Les Imprudanses, Ballet de Ruelle.

Lucio Fontana is the Italian artist that Zeke could not remember.

And if you want to see Jackie Robinson in The Jackie Robinson Story…

And if you would like to hear (or download) the interview that Eloi did with Asad Raza, click on the appropriate links:
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If you have the answer to the trivia question email us at ezmontrealart@gmail.com and you can win fabulous prizes!

And finally, the podcast referred to at the end as season two, episode eight, is actually Season 2, episode 5.5. we recorded it out of order. Apologies for any confusion.

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The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Milutin Gubash and Damla Tamer

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In season two, episode 6 of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the recent exhibits at the Darling Foundry by Milutin Gubash and Damla Tamer.

The EZ Montreal Podcast: Milutin Gubash and Damla Tamer

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Milutin Gubash, In Union, 2013 © Guy L’Heureux
Milutin Gubash, In Union, 2013 © Guy L’Heureux
Damla Tamer,
Damla Tamer, “Due to its nature, it only moves forward.” © Guy L’Heureux

A clarification after recording; Annie Gauthier is not Vicky Chainey Gagnon. And if you have the answer to the trivia question email us at ezmontrealart@gmail.com and you can win a fabulous prize!

And if you would like to hear (or download) the interviews that Eloi did with Milutin Gubash and Damla Tamer, click on the appropriate links:
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The EZ Montreal Podcast: The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

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Photo by Laurent Sevigny/Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal
Photo by Laurent Sevigny/Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal

The EZ Montreal Podcast: The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

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In season two, episode 5.5 of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the recent events at The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Specifically, the resignation of their director and head curator.

Some corrections to the podcast: Alexandre Taillefer sold one company to Quebecor and a second to Electronic Arts. Not three to Quebecor. Paulette Gagnon resigns on June 1, not January 1.

Some of the articles discussed during the podcast are
Le Bon, un troisième homme pour la tête du Louvre
Nathalie Bondil dans la liste des candidats pour diriger le Louvre
MAC Montreal Rocked By Staff Departures & Plans to Cut More
Tout le monde en parle Émission du dimanche 7 avril 2013

And instead of a trivia question, we are asking everyone to send in their suggestions of whom should run the museum. The best suggestions will win an opportunity to drink Burgundy wine with Eloi and Zeke. Email us at ezmontrealart@gmail.com
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EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Les Plasticiens & Art Mur

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The Plasticiens and Beyond. Montreal 1955-1970. An exhibit at The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
The Plasticiens and Beyond. Montreal 1955-1970. An exhibit at The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Les Plasticiens & Art Mur

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In season two, episode five of the EZ Montreal Art Podcast, Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss The Plasticiens and Beyond. Montreal 1955-1970. An exhibit at The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec along with the four exhibits at Art Mur; Renato Garza Cervera: Springbreaker Tsantsas, Bevan Ramsay: Soft Tissue, Sonny Assu : #NeverIdle, and Cooke-Sasseville: Built Heritage.

Email us at ezmontrealart@gmail.com to answer the trivia question and win a prize!!
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EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Lynne Cohen

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In this episode Eloi Desjardins and Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand discuss the Lynne Cohen exhibit False Clues / Faux Indices at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. During the discussion they manage to also talk about the Lynne Cohen portfolio in Ciel Variable 89, how she is represented by Art 45, how she was in the 2007 Montreal Biennale and the 2001 Mois de la photo. Zeke’s apartment is mentioned as a possible subject, and how Ms. Cohen doesn’t use Photoshop but possibly uses a variety of darkroom techniques (such as dodging and burning). Zeke thinks that Ms. Cohen should trade pictures with Pierre Dorion. Zeke and Eloi discuss the catalogue for False Clues / Faux Indices and mention in passing Andreas Gursky, Vik Muniz and Adad Hannah. They wonder where the exhibit will tour. They then talk about the various ways to become a member of the museum and admission prices. Eloi wants to know what people want to hear and Zeke lists the exhibits he want to go see.

Email us at ezmontrealart@gmail.com and let us know what exhibits you would like to hear us talk about.

The EZ Montreal Art Podcast: Lynne Cohen

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Lynne Cohen, Untitled (Mauve Wall), 2010, courtesy the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
Lynne Cohen, Untitled (Mauve Wall), 2010, courtesy the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

If you would like to hear previous episodes of The EZ Montreal Art Podcast click here: Season 2, episode 3, Season 2, episode 2, Season 2, episode 1, Episode 13, Episode 12, Episode 11, Episode 10, Episode 9, Episode 8, Episode 7, Episode 6, Episode 5, Episode 4, Episode 3, Episode 2, Episode 1.