At Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montrealer artist Mathieu Latulippe is showcasing a hybrid installation gathering together original artworks and collaborators’ creations. Under the banner of Mathieu Latulippe and associates, this exhibit presents an ensemble of propositions investigating real estate’s underlying dynamics, or echoing the artists research axes.
At the conflating zone of investigation and derision, this installation is precisely interrogating our ways of inhabiting and transforming the world, as well as the downsides of the utopias suggested by publicity and real estate showrooms. On the other side of those idealized images of Promethean and perfected light-bathed buildings are lurking the fears, issues and challenges of the global capitalist era and the rapidly changing environment.
Démesure et concessions is providing a fertile space of reflections on spectacular and extreme architectures, on our relationship to technology, on the fear of the environmental catastrophe and the far-fetched dream to buy a better world “just for ourselves”. Above all, this exhibit forces us to imagine the world we want to make possible.