Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2 to 3:15 p.m.
As part of the solo exhibition La Chute, La Guilde invites you to come meet Laurent Craste, artist who won the prix Jean-Marie Gauvreau in 2016. On the agenda: an in-depth discussion on his prolific career, his techniques, as well as his artistic approach, in which both art history and deconstruction of the object coincide.
Laurent Craste is a multidisciplinary artist internationally renowned for his powerful and spectacular ceramic works that challenge and deconstruct the medium with which he works. Above and beyond the scope of his technique, the artist tackles universal issues such as the struggle of the classes, the environment, social precarity and mental health. Following a training program at the Centre de céramique Bonsecours, he obtained a Master’s in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM in 2007. He has presented his work in Canada, the United States, and England, whether in solo or collective exhibitions. His work has been integrated into important collections, such as that of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Claridge Collection, the Ville de Montréal, Loto-Québec, the Cirque du Soleil and that of the Art Gallery of Burlington. Many articles pertaining to his highly subversive work have been published, including in the prestigious magazine Ceramic Arts and Perception.