2020.02.09 - 2020.04.05
La main du magicien dans la froide lumière du jour
Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Canada
2020.05.08 - 2020.06.29
Ruhr Ding: Climate
Urbane Künste Ruhr, Germany
2020.03.26 - 2020.06.21
Zero Emission
Museum Leipzig, Germany
2020.03.17
Courant Vert
Espace EDF, Paris
2020.02.11 - 2020.05.12
Thresholds
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Canada
2019.10.31 - 2019.12.08
Montréal ~ Habana : Rencontres en art actuel / Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo
Havana, Cuba
2019.09.09
Poetry Lies In Between
CityLeaks Festival Center, Cologne, Germany
2019.05.20 - 2019.05.24
CoExistence
2019 ICRA-X Robotic Art Program, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada
2019.05.04 - 2019.07.13
Revolution
Biennale d’architecture et de paysage Versailles, Paris
2019.03.08 - 2019.04.13
Salle des maquettes
Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal
2019.02.07 - 2019.05.18
Bonne conduite
Angoulême, France (FRAC Poitou-Charentes)
2019.02.20 - 2019.06.09
Thresholds
Âjagemô art space, Ottawa (Canada Council for the Arts)
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
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2012.03.15 – 2012.06.25
Pleinairisme
Musée National des beaux arts du Québec, Québec

Curated by Kitty Scott


Installation View of Cut into the Dark, 2010, 4 mins 2 secs

“Since 2007 Kitty Scott has overseen multiple residencies touching on contemporary plein-air practices, a theme she continues to highlight in the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec exhibition À Ciel Ouvert: Le Nouveau Pleinairisme. Acting as a guest curator for the MNBAQ, Scott has brought together works by a range of artists spanning from international heavy-hitters to younger Canadian up-and-comers. The grouping provides various perspectives onto this theme”. À Ciel Ouvert: The Art of the Outdoors Review by Leah Sandals, Canadian Art. As part of this group exhibition, showing alongside other contemporary artists such as Francis Alÿs, Anri Sala, Peter Doig, Geneviève Cadieux, Cyprien Gaillard & Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Michel de Broin has been invited to show his video work Cut into the Dark and its sister sculpture Pile. In this video, a protagonist cuts down a lamppost with a chainsaw. The operation lasts several minutes before it tumbles to the ground. In the roar the lightbulbs shatter and instantly plunge us into darkness. The darkness left by the absence of light allows a shadowy zone to emerge where one can from now on better observe the night.



Pile, 2010, Variable dimensions

Installation view from the Musée National des beaux arts du Québec of the lamppost cut into pieces and piled-up like a wood cord.