International Archives 1st half of 2014
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is starting the year off with a Québec and Canadian first: the exhibition Adrian Paci: Lives in Transit. To introduce the public to the work of this well-
Exhibition 6 February -
Adrian Paci: Lives in Transit
This show featuring works produced since the late 1990s provides a sense of the great humanity that characterizes the art of Adrian Paci. Through the tensions he introduces in these pieces between the real and the fictional, tangible and political, conflictual and fabulous, he applies a present-
Speaking about his work, the artist recently told the newspaper Libération, "I think every piece arises out of a desire to build a bridge between what you have already done and a territory you are discovering. An artist's body of work is a living body that needs to grow, to develop. Mounting an exhibition like this one is thus an opportunity to consider this body in its complexity and try to understand its moods, its needs, its forms and its weaknesses."
The work that brought Paci widespread public recognition, Home to Go (2001), is a marble montage of the artist's naked body carrying a ceramic-
Adrian Paci: Lives in Transit is a co-
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Adrian Paci, The Column (still), 2013. HD video projection, colour, sound, 25:40 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and kaufmann repetto, Milan. Produced with the contribution of Jeu de Paume, Paris; PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim; Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg; NCTM studio legale associato, Milan; and Unicredit, Milan.