Adam Basanta and Renée Lavaillante
Montréal ~ Habana
Curator : Marthe Carrier and Gretel Medina
Adam Basanta is a sound artist and compositor. He was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He is based in Montreal since 2010 after living in Vancouver for a few years. His sound and audiovisual installations have been presented widely in festivals and art galleries in North America. Recent solo exhibitions included Landscape Past Future - A Brief of Cultural Production Part 1 (Galerie Ellephant, 2019), All We'd Ever Need is One Another (trio) (Arsenal Toronto, 2019) and A Large Inscription / A Great Noise (Optica, 2019).
Renée Lavaillante lives and works in Montreal. Her artistic practice explores issues relating to the mastery and dexterity inherent in drawing. Her work has been presented in France, Italy and in Quebec in several group and solo exhibitions like Au bonheur des galets (Occurence, 2015), Les matins infidèles - L'art du protocole (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2013), Materia dell'apparire (Galerie La Nube di Oort, 2013) and Des pas sur le papier (Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, 2013).
As part of Montréal ~ Habana : Rencontres en art actuel / Encuntros de arte contemporáneo, Galerie B-312 is pleased to present Adam Basanta and Renée Lavaillante's works at Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, as part of a group exhibition directed by Lillebit Fadraga, Christina Figueroa Vives, Solveig Font Martinez and Gretel Medina.—Although their practice is a long way from each other, Adam Basanta and Renée Lavaillante share the same attitude of research. What is sound? What space takes the silence? What is drawing? In what way does it show? They both examine the possibilities of reversals and diversion of these materials, like a fabric whose fiber and wave - its structure, suppleness, fold, resistance – are questioned, as traces of its manufacture and function. In Habana, Adam Basanta presents A Line Listening to itself and Split, while Renée lavaillante proposes Brouiller les pistes and Jours d’atelier.
As the result of a collaboration between eight Montreal based artist center and four centers in Habana, Montréal ~ Habana is deployed in a series of exhibitions, residencies, round tables and discussions about contemporary art, offering privileged visits between artists and cultural workers of both countries. For more information about the program you can visit the official website of the project.
This project was made possible with the support of Canada Council for Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts de Montréal.