Sunday, February 13, 2005

title page of the new catalog Posted by Hello

great land of korean chicken Posted by Hello

since this is a blog...and not just a kind of adjunct to my cv

I'd better put a new post here once in a while.

My new catalog of the last four years large-scale permanent installations with Jinran Kim and solo is out - I'll post an image here above.

Kang Yong-min's first show is opening on Monday but I'll miss it because I'm off to Paris. In Paris I plan to buy some exotic fabrics and fabric related bric-a-brac for the lamps I will show in Montreal in April. also I hope to find some antique light fixtures.

I sent out a bunch of lunar new year's greetings this year...I tried not to get to macabre on the theme of 'year of the Chicken' - but inevitably....

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Japan show

Hi! I created this blog as a replacement to the guestbook forum I had on my site at

Here's a few update photos from my show "Pinked Galicia" in the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo. (still running until March 5th, 2005, so check it out if you're around)

Exhibition Announcement December 2, 2004

"Pinked Galicia"
January 28 - March 5, 2005
Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery

The Canadian Embassy will present an exhibition by Montreal artist Baruch Gottlieb. "Pinked Galicia" features a large-surface installation installed on the floor, creating an impressive monolithic effect. The exhibition will be held at the Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery, from January 28 to March 5, 2005.

Repeatable patterns have been used through human history to represent the rhythms of nature, to serve as calming analogues to the rhythmic repetitions of our daily human life. In the 21st century humanity increasingly exists in an urban sphere, where the rhythms of civilisation's human nature prevail. Today's information technology society works on principles of patterns of human behaviour - thus he has postulated decorative patterns derived from human forms.

For this exhibition he uses a pattern derived from photography of his own skin, spread out life-size and repeated to fill the room. A personal pattern, to resonate recurrence in his own life and in yours.

Baruch Bruce Edward Gottlieb is working on four continents. Trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University in Montreal he has created inter- poly- and pan-disciplinary work in a great variety of contexts. From art-money interventions in Senegal, to massive permanent public art works in Korea, Radio-art in Liverpool, Montreal and Prague to art-space installations around the world, Gottlieb's talents defy easy classification, yet unifying all the work is a deep concern and comprehension for contemporary human interaction, exchange and intimacy. His CV can be seen at


TITLE: "Pinked Galicia"
DATE: January 28 to March 5, 2005
Weekdays 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday 13:00 to 17:00
*closed February 11
PLACE: Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
CONTACT: Canadian Embassy, Public Affairs Section tel: 03-5412-6200
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryuko Iikubo (ext.3347)

detail of the floor pattern Posted by Hello

spotlight projection and floor spots Posted by Hello

the floor with pinked blur projection and acrovista cushions Posted by Hello

opening day Posted by Hello