Michel de Broin | the artist




The artist Michel de Broin
Born 1970, Montreal, Canada.
Lives and works in Montreal and Berlin.

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Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for…
Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for…
Itís interesting the way ecology is use to decide good behaviour, like for instance the petrol industry will paint their signs in green to suggest environmentalism although what they do isnít clean, but this piece (Keep on Smoking) is the opposite. The way it works is clean but it produces the sign of pollution. Itís the reverse of how ecology is used normally, the smoke produced is not polluting. Itís the sign without the effect…

Prix Reconnaissance UQAM 2006
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