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All systems normal

Opening reception on October 28, 2011, 5:30 pm
Exhibition from October 29 to December 3rd, 2011
> ARPRIM (372 Sainte-Catherine O. # 426, Montréal)

In partnership with ARPRIM, Atelier Graff invites you to the opening reception of the exhibition All Systems Normal of Stefan Hoffmann (Netherlands). During a 5-week residency at ARPRIM and Atelier Graff, the artist invites the public to watch his work evolve, which will alter ARPRIM exhibition space and parts of the Belgo Building.

Attired in his blue overalls, Hoffmann closely observes public spaces, which he transforms by printing on various surfaces: walls, windows, billboards, and so on. Incorporating visual elements taken directly from his working environment, he punctuates the space with unexpected — yet strangely familiar — signs that spark a dialogue with visitors. Hoffmann’s works underscore society’s interaction with its environment and the common codes and signs that dictate its behavior. This special project unveils the multiple possibilities of print as a highly mobile and malleable media — and a rerouting instrument.

Stefan Hoffmann was born in Peine, Germany in 1961. After university studies in diverse fields — history, philosophy, literature, Third World studies and the arts — he received a Master’s degree in the visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1991). Since then, he has realized an impressive number of projects, both group and solo, primarily in Europe and the United States. His most recent projects include in situ works in Toronto at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), the Drake Hotel and Open Studio. Hoffmann’s works make us reflect upon the role of print in the public sphere.


24 May 2013 | All the versions of this article: ⟨English⟩ français

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