Jérôme Havre will be presented as the guest during the Visual Art Speaker Series at York University on Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, Room 338.
This free event, presented by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, brings Havre in to discuss his work that interrogates issues of identity, territory and community through the representation of nature.
Originally from France, Havre is a Toronto-based artist inspired by the production of natural history dioramas in museums and zoos. He develops in his creations reflexive spaces through immersive processes. He looks for ways to do this through presentation, the creation of situations, or setting the stage with his sculptures and inviting the public to take part “in the show.”
According to Havre, “nature is deliberately altered in order to deceive us and keep order.”
Havre completed his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his time at the School of Fine Arts, he was awarded three scholarships that enabled him to pursue different art practices: silk printing techniques in New York (Cooper Union), printing techniques in Barcelona (Bellas Artes), and painting and video in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin – HDK) in the workshop of Marwan Kassab Bashi.
Havre uses textiles, sculpture, digital prints, photographic images, murals, sound recording and videos to create scenographic installations. For Havre, the use of a technological process is not only to accomplish a specific task, but a necessary form of expression itself.
Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit the event listing online.
The Visual Art Speaker Series is organized by the Department of Visual Art and Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design.