TOUT n’est pas un sandwich.
Galerie de l’UQÀM.
October 23rd to December 5th, 2015
With his exhibition TOUT n’est pas un sandwich, Louis Bouvier focuses on the discursive potential arising from encounters between various “art” objects. By juxtaposing eras, cultures and ideas, he incites us to question traditional prejudices regarding the artist’s craft. Within the gallery space, photorealistic drawings are displayed alongside sculptures and found objects. The nature of the artistic testimony in these works is lost in a profusion of forms and materials, calling into question the precious, sacred and oracular attributes of artistic creation. By mobilizing the conventional codes of exhibitions, TOUT n’est pas un sandwich creates a paradoxical space that undermines – with a degree of irony –modernist ideas of the status of the work of art.