Off to a flying start curated by Ami Barak
The rose is without why, 2013
Achour uses a poem by Angelus Silesius, theologian and German poet of the 17th century. The poem, written with fluorescent lights, expresses a philosophical dimension and reflects upon the nature of the art and the place of the spectator.
Extended Project: Revisit this project between October 6 – 14.
For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the artist uses a short poem written by Johannes Scheffler, a theologian and German mystic poet of the 17th century better known under the name of Angelus Silesius. The poem, written with standard fluorescent lights spanning more than 300 feet, has an aspect of the spectacular while expressing a poetic and philosophical dimension and reflects upon the nature of the art and the place of the spectator.
Without any hierarchy, mixing assorted elements stemming from highly diverse cultural and formal fields, Achour's work establishes an open connective system in perpetual evolution based on the affirmation of the shape and the jubilation of the creation. The notions of fragments, unity and therefore relations, imagined on the scale of a single work or on that of the whole work are formally, conceptually and humanely at the heart of his practice.
Suitable for all ages
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
This project is outdoors.
Extended Project: Revisit this project between October 6 – 14. Details.