Public Window: Jérôme Havre

Public Studio is pleased to welcome Suzanne Carte as the second curator  of an exhibition series for Public Window. Mounted in the window of Public Studio, the live/ work space of artists Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky, Public Window facilitates the dissemination of contemporary art practices.

Chandelier (2010) is a video work by French artist Jérôme Havre. It will be exhibited at Public Window 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1575 Dundas Street West. The exhibition will be displayed from November 2014 to January 2015.

The text on the wall, written by Suzanne Carte, reads:

From Past to Present
From Luxury to Utility
From Original to Replica
From Measure to Meaning
And back

Jérôme Havre is French artist based between Canada and Germany. He completed his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work interrogates issues of identity, territory and community through the representation of nature. That is, the manner in which it is presented and yet can be more readily perceived through our cultural filters. According to Havre, “nature is deliberately altered in order to deceive us and keep order.”

Suzanne Carte is a curator and art critic. Her exhibitions have appeared across Canada and Australia, and her critical writing has been published in Magenta Magazine,Art Writ, and Huffington Post. After working for the Blackwood Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, she joined the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) in 2008 as Assistant Curator. Within Suzanne’s independent practice, she has curated exhibitions in public spaces, artist-run centres, commercial and public art galleries including All Systems Go!, Under New Management,MOTEL and Man’s Ruin. Suzanne sits on the Board of Directors for Images Festival,  the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Art Institute in New York and a BFA from the University of Windsor.