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Bringing together recent works that span photography, video, drawing, sculpture and performance, Jimmy Robert’s solo exhibition for Western Front centers on conversations—between image and text, text and movement, performance and objecthood. Through these works, Robert positions reading as the central gesture to move through these relationships. Here, reading happens across language, image and material as elements present in the works in the gallery. Extending from these, the exhibition places Robert’s practice in conversation with the history of movement art practices at the Western Front. Through dialogues with original Western Front member Jane Ellison, Robert will develop a new performance to be presented in the gallery.

The performance will be held on January 24 at 7:00 PM @ Western Front

Jimmy Robert was born in Guadeloupe in 1975 and currently lives and works in Bucharest. His multidisciplinary practice encompasses performance, photography, film, video and drawing. Robert typically uses photography as a starting point for his works on paper, breaking down the divisions between two and three dimensions, as well as image and object. In some works Robert uses found photographs that he tears, collages, tapes and crumples before digitally scanning them and pinning them to the wall. In other works, Robert takes new photographs in his studio and crams them into wooden boxes or arranges them on the gallery floor. His sculptures similarly give the illusion of paper forms and often play with notions of value and durability. Integrated within his photographic and sculpture practice, performance remains a central part of Robert’s work. His dance and performance works also oscillate between image and objecthood as well as the personal and the political.

With the support of Consulate general of France in Vancouver.

Western front 303 East 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1S1

VANCOUVER - Jimmy Robert: Wanna talk about reading? @ Western Front

When
January 20 to March 4, 2017
Where
Western front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5T 1S1
Jimmy Robert, “It’s not lame…it’s Lamé”, Archival ink-jet print, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin.

Bringing together recent works that span photography, video, drawing, sculpture and performance, Jimmy Robert’s solo exhibition for Western Front centers on conversations—between image and text, text and movement, performance and objecthood. Through these works, Robert positions reading as the central gesture to move through these relationships. Here, reading happens across language, image and material as elements present in the works in the gallery. Extending from these, the exhibition places Robert’s practice in conversation with the history of movement art practices at the Western Front. Through dialogues with original Western Front member Jane Ellison, Robert will develop a new performance to be presented in the gallery.

The performance will be held on January 24 at 7:00 PM @ Western Front

Jimmy Robert was born in Guadeloupe in 1975 and currently lives and works in Bucharest. His multidisciplinary practice encompasses performance, photography, film, video and drawing. Robert typically uses photography as a starting point for his works on paper, breaking down the divisions between two and three dimensions, as well as image and object. In some works Robert uses found photographs that he tears, collages, tapes and crumples before digitally scanning them and pinning them to the wall. In other works, Robert takes new photographs in his studio and crams them into wooden boxes or arranges them on the gallery floor. His sculptures similarly give the illusion of paper forms and often play with notions of value and durability. Integrated within his photographic and sculpture practice, performance remains a central part of Robert’s work. His dance and performance works also oscillate between image and objecthood as well as the personal and the political.

With the support of Consulate general of France in Vancouver.

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