Events > Exhibition

20 Apr. - 18 May 2002 - Marie-Ange Guilleminot

a project organised by Gregory Salzman

An exhibition of the artist’s bookworks and multiples.

All of Marie-Ange Guilleminot’s art is informed by the idea of the artwork as a gift.
Through her work’s erotic qualities, its intrinsically mobile and transformative character, and its equally selfless and intimate, abstract and physical modes of address, her art presents itself as an embodiment of love. Her rigorous and ranging art investigates manifold relations between people and objects. Elegant and formal, rigorous and playful, it posits boundaries even as it crosses them. The ways in which it connects simplicity and complexity and coordinates analytic with subjective, intuitive qualities are thoroughly engaging. Her art also incorporates subtle yet complex indications of space and time through complex association of abstract and sensual, subjectively experienced identities. All told it breaks with linear conceptions of what thinking is.


Simultaneously with the exhibition at Art Metropole, the Bata Shoe Museum presented SHOE/Chaussure 1:1, a new project by Marie-Ange Guilleminot. The project consists of two newly published artist designed bookworks, a set of photographs, and a series of sculptural prototypes and wearable sculptures . All the work iis based on thirty-one pairs of shoes which the artist selected from The Bata Shoe Museum’s remarkable collection. The objects she chose are notable for their intrinsic beauty, for their portrayal of otherness and for the stories and histories they implicate. These historical artefacts will also be on display.

This project is presented in partnership with The Bata Shoe Museum and has been realised through the generous patronage of Morey Chaplick and with support from the Association Francaise d’ Action Artistique (Paris), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Industrial Trade (Ottawa), the Toronto Arts Council, the Consulat General de France (Toronto) and the Canada Council for the Arts.


1: The Cauris also make novel and versatile hats. No need to carry that empty backpack: just pop it onto your head!.
2: Fern Bayer, Marie-Ange Guilleminot and Julie Voyce Fern models Marie-Ange's Cauris, backpacks fashioned from women's tights.
3: AA Bronson (photo by Marie-Ange) AA models the Cauris as shoulder bags for a more masculine look.

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