2019.02.20 - 2019.06.09
Thresholds
Âjagemô art space, Ottawa (Canada Council for the Arts)
2019.02.07 - 2019.05.18
Bonne conduite
Angoulême, France (FRAC Poitou-Charentes)
2018.11.02 - 2018.11.04
Man Ray, Michel de Broin, Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté
Artissima, Turin (Galerie Eva Meyer)
2018.10.20 - Work in progress
Deviations
Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver
2018.09.13 - 2018.11.17
La conduite des conduites
Galerie Division, Montreal
2018.07.07 - 2018.08.12
Natura Loci
Magasin Général, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine
2018.03.26
Michel de Broin & Kim Gerdes – Machines organiques, machines textuelles
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
2018.03.08 - 2018.04.17
Elective affinities
Galerie Division, Montreal
2017.08.17 - 2017.10.15
Thresholds
KM3 - A Public Art Event, Quartier des spectacles, Montreal
2017.06.30 - 2017.07.04
Mille spéculations
Bordeaux, France
2017.06.17 - 2017.09.24
La chose en soi
Musée régional de Rimouski
2017.06.28 - 2017.06.30
Make Soccer Great Again
À perte de vue, AXENÉO7, La Fonderie, Gatineau, QC
2017.06.02 - 2017.07.22
Alluring Shapes, Tempting Spaces
Galerie Eva-Meyer, Paris
Inauguration August 2017
Dendrites
Bonaventure Project, Montreal
2016.12.13
The Imaginary Reader
Volt, Oslo, Norway
2016.12.03 - 2017.01.17
Whole World Working
Collective gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2015.12.05 - 2016.01.31
Prosopopées, quand les objets prennent vie
Centquatre, Biennale internationale des arts numériques, Paris
2016.06.16
One Thousand Speculations
Luminato Festival 2016, Hearn Power Station, Toronto
2016.09.14 - 2017.05.31
Expérience #13: Gigantesque !
Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
2016.10.16 - 2016.12.25
This and That
Division gallery Toronto
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2018.09.13 – 2018.11.17
La conduite des conduites
Galerie Division, Montreal

The exhibition La conduite des conduites proposes an interplay between the modeling of behaviour (the French conduites meaning ‘conduit’ but also ‘behaviour’ – in this case of objects or bodies) and the channeling of emotional responses, flows and energy. Using common objects – furniture, pipes, flanges, and light bulbs – the artist complicates our understanding of familiar technical systems, deforming, rupturing or boring holes in otherwise recognizable forms and encouraging the viewer to untangle each object’s contradictions. The curves and sinuosities of his conduits pit dynamic circulation against resistance and dissipation. Defying our expectation that industrial systems be efficient, optimized, and innovative, de Broin imagines systems foreign to those we value in our daily lives. The works open gaps in the world, introducing flaws and spaces freed from the causality shaping our relationship with design.
Sentient bodies lurk behind these ostensibly technical objects. While we expect them to function and produce, the unpredictable assemblages escape the world of things in search of new and sensitive possibilities.