Remedies, Perejil, The Past Three Nights + The Zombie


Sasha Huber, Petri Saarikko and Vincent Tiley


Exhibition FROM January 25 TO February 25

REMEDIES and PEREJIL
Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko (Helsinki)
Exhibition and residency

THE PAST THREE NIGHTS and THE ZOMBIE
Vincent Tiley (New York)
Solo exhibition

Opening reception on Wednesday, January 25 from 7PM to midnight
(Performances from 7PM to 10PM)
80 Hanson Street, Gatineau
Music by DJ Glory Hull
Food prepared by Chloé Berlanga
Free admission and parking


AXENÉO7 is proud to present new works by Vincent Tiley (New York) and duo Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko (Helsinki), all exhibiting for the first time in Canada.

REMEDIES and PEREJIL

Remedies is a collective problem-solution performance combining personal beliefs related to health and well being. Each participant is invited to contribute a causal remedy to a common dilemma – be that a disease, nuisance or spiritual misfortune. Remedies can range from natural healing techniques to established medical practices and folk wisdom. Remedies can also be developed into gestural, sung, slam and spoken collaborative form to be rehearsed and performed collectively at will – such was the case with Creole formulation of Remédes Remedies at Le Centre D’Art in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in January 2016. This unique performance was archived as a video.
Perejil means « parsley » in Spanish referring to a genocidal event still influencing Haiti today. The tragic Parsley Massacre event took place in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in 1937. The word perejil was used to identify and separate Afro-Dominicans from Afro-Haitians. During a multidisciplinary collaboration at the Le Centre D'Art in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a performance was scripted and produced to be enacted and filmed during a public event in January 2016. The film premieres at AXENÉO7. 

THE PAST THREE NIGHTS and THE ZOMBIE

Vincent Tiley creates body suits, which are worn by multiple participants in his sculptural performances. For these performances, the artist fabricates a new skin which envelopes the performers in an embellished painterly surface that connects them to each other in languid and often erotic positions, both limiting their movement and supporting the performers to hold their position. These performances are not choreographed but instead all movement is controlled by the restrictive nature of the suit, the performers’ relationships with each other and a desire to stay comfortable for these several hour endurance pieces.
 

SASHA HUBER AND PETRI SAARIKKO

 

Sasha Huber from Switzerland with Haitian roots and Petri Saarikko from Finland are a visual artist duo living and working in Helsinki. They have been working and exhibiting both collaboratively and individually in museums, independent art spaces and residencies around the world since 2000. In 2011, they initiated an independent art space, Kallio Kunsthalle based in Helsinki, Finland and since 2016 also in Wellington, New Zealand, directed by Saarikko with over 40 curated exhibitions.

 

VINCENT TILEY
 

Born in 1987 in Charleston, West Virginia, Vincent Tiley currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Tiley has exhibited widely across the United States and internationally, including his first solo show at Elee Gallery in Chicago titled New Skin and his most recent solo show in New York, Silent Heat at Christopher Stout Gallery. Select group shows include Painting in Time: Part 2 at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (2016), Mentors at CFHILL, Stockholm (2016), Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver (2016), The New Romantics at Eyebeam (2014), Future Sad at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn (2014), Zones Contemporary Art Fair, Miami (2014), Rapid Pulse Festival, Chicago (2014), and BABY YOU’RE NEVER THERE at Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, Brooklyn (2014).


AXENÉO7 wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Gatineau, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation.

 

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