As Far as We Were, as Close as I Can
Photographs by Chih-Chien Wang
Until March 17, 2013
Contemporary Art Square
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S2
Free admission at all times
Art and patronage have always gone hand in hand. The support of donors continues to be the cornerstone of artistic creation and is also the mainstay of our cultural institutions and museums. At the prompting of Director and Chief Curator Nathalie Bondil, the Museum acts as a patron by sponsoring an artist. Such is the case with the Taiwan-born Montreal photographer and video artist Chih‐Chien Wang, currently in residence at the Darling Foundry, the wonderful alternative visual arts complex directed by Caroline Andrieux, following his selection in 2011. The Museum is presenting his work in the Contemporary Art Square.
Chih-Chien Wang's images offer an uncluttered vision of the object, taking us into its essence through details. They also reveal a sensitive curiosity about other people. His work seems very personal, but its universal references give food for thought, guiding us into our own inner lives. The exhibition As Far as We Were, as Close as I Can calls on our perceptiveness, the process whereby we become conscious of our position, physical or psychological, in a given space and then in the world.
Three different bodies of work are on view in the Square.
RBC Foundation is proud to support the contemporary art programme of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.