Luanne Martineau in Summer 2020 Issue of Border Crossings Magazine
Border Crossings Magazine
Webbing the Nest: Luanne Martineau’s The Knitter Woman
Volume 39, Number 2, Issue No. 154, 2020, pp. 60-65
Hot off the presses! The Summer 2020 issue of Border Crossings magazine is now available and features a thoughtful essay on an installation work by Luanne Martineau titled The Knitter Woman. On view now at the Art Gallery of Alberta for its Nests for the End of the World exhibition, this work will be shown at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux scheduled for the the Fall of 2020.
Luanne Martineau created The Knitter Woman in the winter of 2019 in response to an invitation by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA). With a curatorial premise that asked artists to “envision and create a ‘nest’ to cope with the end of the world, however it may come about,” the group exhibition was conceived in “response to our current tumultuous and polarized world where we see the rise of Nationalism, the clashing of belief systems, environmental destruction and the fight to mitigate climate change.” Generally, in art writing, it is a faux pas to rely extensively on quoting curatorial text; however, at this moment, it is necessary. “Nests,” writes the gallery, ” spark conversations and inspire you to think about what your own personal nest might be, how you face current challenges both big and small, and what the future might look like.”
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