Location: Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St N, Kitchener, at the corner of Otto St and Frederick St.

Exegi monumentum aere perennius pursues a research in materiality that aims to resolve into a sort of visual syntax. With the display of multiple actions by the artists in the space of their intervention– which is rendered possible by exposing a variety of material contrasts and stresses– Desranleau and Lum hope to create a narrative that involves the objects at play, the space the installation invests, and its architectural limits. The investment of the site is meant to pursue the artists' ongoing investigation of architecture, language, modes of display, and systems of power.


Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum live and work in Montréal. In their installations, sculptures, prints and other interventions, they explore how material entropy affects the readings of a given work, through the implementation of strategies displaying diverse forms of mechanical contingency. They have exhibited in Canada and abroad, notably at YYZ artists' outlet (Toronto, 2013), The Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto, 2012), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (Québec Triennial 2011), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, Austria, 2010), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, England, 2009), and Whitechapel Project Space (London, England, 2007). Their collaborative work is in many private and public collections, notably the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Photograph: Gordon Hatt. 

This project has been made possible with the support of YNC LLP.

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