Discussion dans la cour #1
Meet us at the courtyard of La Filature, from 5 to 7PM.
The Discussions dans la cour series is presented as part of the Public Art Summer Programming of AXENÉO7 artist-run centre.
Discussions will be conducted in French.
In parallel with the works Mirador by Josée Dubeau (Gatineau) and Carrousel by Mélanie Myers (Gatineau) in collaboration with the Sentier culturel of the City of Gatineau and, Anti Sculpture Angst Therapy by Lieven Meyer (Montreal), resulting from the Autorésidences, of the Public Art Summer Programming, AXENÉO7 artist-run centre offers the Discussions dans la cour series every Wednesday in July to liven up the courtyard of La Filature through discussions on public art.
Lieven Meyer lives and works between Quebec and Germany. Growing up in the 1980s in former East Berlin in the 1980s, his first artistic influences were sculpture, painting and academic drawing, followed by a self-taught period after moving to the North Sea coast in the 2000s. After training in contemporary sculpture at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Germany, 2009-2013), he completed an MFA in visual arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, 2016). His multidisciplinary practice is reflected in three traditional figures of the sculptural medium: placement (territory), the monument (space) and the political issue (body). His research draws on a socio-political, philosophical and historical interpretation of sculpture, focusing on forms of economic and imperial power within present-day Western societies. This process also aims to explore representational contexts through the design of environments, places or events. Meyer teaches sculpture and digital arts in the visual arts program of the École multidisciplinaire de l'image (EMI) at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) in Gatineau.
Lieven Meyer is a member of the MeyerMétivier DesignHaus artist duo founded in 2016.