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TOURBE CHUNKY | GUILLAUME ADJUTOR PROVOST in conversation with TOSHIO MATSUMOTO

CALGARY, ALBERTA—TRUCK Contemporary Art presents Guillaume Adjutor Provost's Tourbe Chunky, in conversation with Toshio Matsumoto.

TRUCK Contemporary Art
2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T3C 0K4

Opening Reception: Friday, October 29, 2021 from 7:00PM -10:00PM

Exhibition: October 29 2021 - December 11, 2021, Wed - Sat from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In the form of assemblages, the recent works of Guillaume Adjutor Provost are reunited in the exhibition Tourbe Chunky, examining the proximity between the occidental history of economics and its multiple references to the human body. “How does this circulation between the social organs really take place? Could we imagine a human body in which only the stomach would grow at the expense of all the other organs, invading their space and ending up using them as food?” Contextualized in conversation with Japanese post-war videographer Toshio Matsumoto’s Everything is Empty (1975), Provost’s work pulls focus on the philosophical and ethical considerations neglected in favor of perpetual economic growth.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive, and le Lieu Unique.


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Guillaume Adjutor Provost (1987, born in Outaouais, Québec) is an interdisciplinary artist who examines the presentation context behind exhibition, collection, and curatorial practices. His works explore issues on the periphery of dominant historical discourses, including class consciousness, counterculture, social psychology, and sexual diversity.

Provost has a doctorate in Art Studies and Practices from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and his work has been presented internationally in France, Austria, Belgium, Scotland, Germany, Lithuania, and Spain. In 2021, he was part of a group exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. In 2022, he will undertake residencies at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn and at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium.

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TRUCK Contemporary Art is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. TRUCK supports artists and artistic communities through exhibition programming, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, commissions, off-site and public programs, residencies, community collaborations, engagement and outreach, and advocacy activities.

TRUCK gratefully acknowledges the support of our members, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development. This exhibition is made possible thanks to support from the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive, le Lieu Unique and partnerships with Shelf Life Books, The Printing House, Calgary Photos, and Cloverdale Paint.