As many of you know, I spend my mornings working at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. But I have to say, as great as it sounds to work in a place filled with art, I don't take the opportunity enough to go and actually look at it. My bad.
So the other day on my way out, I headed up to the galleries. Right now, in one of the galleries, they are installing the upcoming exhibition My Evil Twin, so I headed there. And much to my surprise...the majority of the show is fantastic large scale photographs! And they are damn amazing.
But there is more. In the movie The International, there is a scene in the Guggenheim in which a shoot out happens, and pretty much the gallery and all the video installations get trashed. Well, that artist was German video artist Julian Rosenfeldt. And Julian Rosenfeldt is one the the My Evil Twin artists. There is a really good video clip of the process of shooting the movie and the "Guggenheim" that they reconstructed. Check that out here.
Need more reasons to come to the opening on Friday night? Let's just say that there will be a performance that you don't want to miss. My mouth is zipped...you will just have to come and check it out yourself.
MY EVIL TWIN
October 3, 2009 – January 4, 2010
Exhibition Opening and Performance
Friday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
Featuring a performance by Maria Hupfield and Merritt Johnson, Self Double Self, and the launch of Theatroclasm, the catalogue for MacKenzie exhibitions Let Me Be Your Mirror and Double Space.
Art for Lunch at the University of Regina
Friday, October 2 at 12 pm, Riddell Centre, Room 050
A panel of My Evil Twin artists, moderated by MacKenzie Head Curator Timothy Long, discuss their understanding of the double.
Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Regina Arts Commission. A partnership between the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Visual Arts Department, University of Regina.
Image: Janieta Eyre, The Mute Book, #2, 2009
black and white, selenium toned fibre print, edition 1/5, 73.7 x 99.1 cm
photo: courtesy of the artist