THEME 15

DIY / HANDMADE

(6 -30 August, 2020)

 

DIY is the basis of creation. Using one's hands, grasping often simple or common material, and giving shape to something. Speaking of handmade, we can think of crafts, carpentry, sewing, gardening, welding, and, nowadays, open source electronics and robotics.

 

When typing "DIY" on Instagram, one discovers a whole world, but also an aesthetic, and one begins to dream of having all the talents. It is often a question of going back to basics, working with what we have at hand, with limited means (and perhaps on a shoestring). How do we relate to art in the most simple and direct way?

 

 For the month of August, we invite you to think about DIY culture and the handmade. What role does DIY play within your artistic interests or practice? What do you think about the relation between art and craft? Are they confronting or complementing each other? Which artisan gestures inspire you on a daily basis?

 

This month on the blog, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Charlotte Lalou Rousseau will talk about her recent collaboration with the artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier. Ariane Cardinal, Curator of Education, will present a creative activity to be done at home with the family. And we will share artistic events from the Quebec art scene and works from our collection related to the theme of DIY / handmade.