The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Classe de maître de Mark Lewis : Rapt of the Spectator

Canada | 2019 | 90 min
Cinematographer: Mark Lewis
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Master Class Mark Lewis : Rapt of the Spectator
The event is presented in collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.

Interview directed by Catherine Bédard, Curator and Deputy Director of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.

(The interview will be in English)

Canadian artist based in London, Mark Lewis is renowned for his exploration of the cinematic image. His films, most of time silent and presented in the form of art installations, explore the world in which we live and in which the technologies of moving image have radically transformed the perception and experience of time. From a selection of eight films produced between 2010 and 2019, this event proposes a singular trajectory through Lewis' impressive body of works. Within grand and intimate travellings, Lewis camera alternately provoques tensions, disconfort, vertigos, desire, that untiringly destabilise the relationship between the subject of the object of the gaze.

Black Mirror at the National Gallery (2011) - 7 min 24 s
In Search of the Blessed Ranieri (extrait) (2014) - 5 min
Museum (2018) - 10 min 59 s
Forte (2010) - 6 min 14 s
Snow Storm at Robarts Library (2015) - 10 min 06 s
Things Seen (2017) - 5 min 39 s
Figures in a Landscape (2019) - 1 min 51 s
Arrival (2017) - 4 min 50 s


Mark Lewis

Born in Canada, Mark Lewis lives and works in London, UK. In 2009 he represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale with his exhibition Cold Morning. Solo exhibitions include Le Bal (Paris, 2015), Casa do Povo, (Sao Paulo 2019), Austin Contemporary, Texas (2017), The Power Plant (Toronto, 2015), Van AbbeMuseum (Eindhoven, 2013), Forte Di Bard (Italy, 2011), Art Gallery of Ontario, (Toronto 2017), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver 2008), Canada House (London, 2015) and the Musée du Louvre, (Paris, 2014).
In 2015 Mark completed his feature film Invention; this premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival and others world wide. It has received critical acclaim and is also was shown as part of the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.
In 2016 he was awarded The Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Fine Art, in 2016.
His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including: 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (Sao Paulo), Real DMZ Project (Seoul), Beirut Art Centre (Beirut), Marcelle Alix Gallery (Paris), Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporanea (Porto), The Pompidou Paris, MUDAM, Luxembourg His film installations are in the collections of the Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM); and numerous other museums world-wide.
Mark Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of Afterall, based at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London where he is Professor of Fine Art. He is an Editor of Afterall Journal and the Series Editor of Afterall One Works.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Algonquin Park September (2001) ; Algonquin Park Early March (2002) ; Above and Below the Minhocão (2014) ; Arrival (2017) ; Anna Emma Brainero Aged 10 (2019) ; Bauhaus (2019)

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