Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez. Les figures du temps et de l’espace

Curator: Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

Artist: Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez

August 28, 2012 - October 6, 2012

Opening: September 6, 2012, 5:30 pm

In her video works, Franco-Colombian artist Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez examines modes of representing time and space and reflects on the future of the city. Mixing popular tradition and high art, she demonstrates that systems of representation such as perspective and the linear passage of time, which puts the past behind the present and proceeds toward the future, are not givens but vehicles of particular world views. Ruiz also focuses on behaviours in public space. She presents the city as a stage, a circumscribed environment where, although everything is possible in theory, forces beyond the individual act on behaviour and call into question our degree of freedom. A second component of the exhibition will be presented at Cinémathèque québécoise at the same time.