20 April 2016 7pm
Mercer Union is delighted to partner with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto on a new platform entitled Steps/Mesures. This program will invite artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Summer 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies.
The second guest of the program will be Paris-based artist and filmmaker Aymeric Vergnon-d’Alançon.
Aymeric Vergnon-d’Alançon is a visual artist working in photography, experimental film and video. Recent exhibitions and screenings of his work include: Festival Côté Court, Pantin (2015), 59e Salon de Montrouge (2014); Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris (2014), Musée Touquet-Paris Plage (2011), Centre Photographique d’Ile de France (2012) and Galerie du Jeu de Paume (2005). Vergnon-d’Alançon attended Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains and is based in Paris.
Aymeric Vergnon-d’Alançon: Inner Intervals
Wednesday 20 April at 7PM
Free and all welcome
Taking as his starting point a text by art critic Jonathan Griffin, Vergnon’s talk will investigate photography’s relationship to our view of the universal, the personal and the cliché. Looking at how the language of photography shapes who is seen and who/what is obscured, he will discuss his ongoing project the Surgün Photo Club, an informal photo club composed of people in exile.
With special thanks to Selma Toprak at the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and Vincent Gonzalvez at the Institut Français, Paris.
Image courtesy of the artist