Opening reception for Céleste Boursier-Mougenot exhibition is Oct. 3
The University Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a solo exhibition of work by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, the internationally acclaimed French artist whose innovative work merges the realms of the musical and the visual. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 2 with an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Although exhibiting his work for more than 20 years in a contemporary visual art context, Boursier-Mougenot’s work is also understood as that of a musician and composer. Using various unexpected objects from which he extracts a musical potential, Boursier-Mougenot creates situations where sonic events take on visual form, or conversely where visual information is expressed acoustically. Calling on ideas about technological production, language, chance operations, and systems of translation, Boursier-Mougenot’s work merges multi-sensory phenomena with a cerebral investigation of the mechanisms of sight and sound in his given situations.
Two related events are also scheduled:
On Oct. 3 at 6 p.m., critic and theorist of art and music Christoph Cox, along with multi-media artist Joshua Selman, will conduct an informal conversation with the artist during the opening reception in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.
The film "les oiseaux de Céleste" will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. Following the screening, Boursier-Mougenot will discuss the project with faculty members Luke Remage-Healey and Jeffrey Podos.