Curator, Lisa Baldiserra
Griffin Art Projects
May 11 - September 2 2019
Person/ne reveals the agency of taking action through art making. Alternatively meditative, declarative, political and insistent, the artists’ works reveal acts of care, citizenship and personhood, or cognizance of its lack, through a variety of unexpected means.
The exhibition includes 41 of the extraordinary postcards Pierre Coupey's grandfather, Léon Maurice Henri Coupey, addressed to his wife Kate Barlow Hunt Coupey, during their courtship in London and through their married life in Paris during la Belle Epoque.
Sonny Assu, Stephen Balkenhol, Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Léon Coupey, Stan Douglas, Duane Linklater, Yevgeniy Fiks, Sima Khourami, Shawn Hunt, Emily Jacir, Mahdyar Jamshidi, Zoe Kreye, Steve McQueen, Ann Newdigate, Ricarda Roggan, Norman Tait, Stephen Waddell, Ai Wei Wei, Janet Werner, Lam Wong, Sisleg Xhafa
Griffin Art Projects Family Day: Postcards
Saturday August 17
1 to 3 pm
Please join us for an afternoon of participatory art making in the gallery. Kids of all ages are invited to create their own postcards inspired by historic works by the artist and calligrapher Léon Maurice Coupey (1864-1925) on view in the exhibition Person/ne. Coupey’s highly detailed and inventive postcards document his travels and intimate relationships, and demonstrate his imaginative and original re-fashioning of the classic postcard format.