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09 Sep. 2017

A Reading: Love Poems for Ceres, by Alex Turgeon

Alex Turgeon
2 - 5pm

Please join us for Berlin-based artist Alex Turgeon’s presentation of a reading from his new collection of poems titled Love Poems for Ceres.

Love Poems for Ceres is the first collection of poetry by the artist. The book is a compilation of works over the past three years touching on themes of gender and sexuality in relation to fantastical positions of witchcraft, interplanetary space, cowboy and creation mythologies.

This collection of poetry explores a metaphor described in the celestial body of Ceres, the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt, a ring which divides the system between inner and outer planets, as a self portrait existing on the border of an inclusive center and that of an exterior nebulous expanse.

Love Poems for Ceres looks at a relationship to a subject who is unable to reciprocate, orbiting an undefined position, and in doing so recounts a fleeting attempt to position oneself against the cosmos within. The poems in this collection have been presented in part or in full at the Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Spike Art, Exile Gallery, Gillmeier Rech & Import Projects (Berlin). Love Poems for Ceres will be launched this September 9th at Art Metropole in conjunction with the solo exhibition Good Housekeeping by the artist at Franz Kaka gallery, opening Sept 8th in Toronto.

Come by the shop for the book’s reception from 2 – 5pm, and for the artist’s reading at 4pm. Find the book on our online shop here.

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Alex Turgeon (b. 1988, Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian artist based in Berlin. He received his BFA from Emily Carr University in 2010. He is the founding editor of General Fine Arts, a literary arts e-journal that was published online between 2013-2016. His work has been presented at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Trans Art Triennial, Exile Gallery, Center, Spike Art, After the Eclipse, Blackland, Import Projects (Berlin), Franz Kaka (Toronto), Proxy Gallery and Brown University (Rhode Island), as part of Poetry as Practice online exhibition hosted by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), French Riviera (London), Toves (Copenhagen), the AIRBNB Pavilion for the 2014 Architecture Biennale (Venice). Upcoming presentations include Tunnel Tunnel (Luasanne), Tate (Liverpool) and Clearview Ltd. (London). His recent essay “A Little House” will be included in a collection of stories published as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennial 2017.


Ceres Through a Window. 2016. Graphite on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

  1. Ceres Through a Window