Serge Guilbaut: Retro-Perspective

Reception and Performances March 28, 6 to 9 pm. Exhibition runs to April 7, 2012.

Retro-Perspective is an exhibition of Serge Guilbaut’s remarkable artistic career. Guilbaut has long been a leading academic figure in the art history world and now a retrospective of his artwork, which has stealthfully flown under the radar for almost half a century, has been assembled for the first time. The full range of Guilbaut’s practice is represented in Retro-Perspective, from his early beginnings in painting, through to photography, collage, video, installation and performance. Guilbaut’s boundless curiosity drives the prodigious creative output that has made him one of the most remarkably dynamic and relevant artists working today. By beguiling viewers with his humour, conceptual approach, prolific use of media imagery, and unconventional methods, Guilbaut subtly offers serious commentary. Continually challenging the way we receive and interpret information, Guilbaut would have had a profound influence on contemporary art had anyone ever seen his work.

Curated by Vytas Narusevicius
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