Art Speaks is delighted to present flow / form, a new online conversation platform launching on the @artspeaksmtl IGTV channel on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 8pm with a conversation between multidisciplinary artists Manuel Mathieu and Curtis Talwst Santiago. In this program, the two artists share the foundations of their artistic practices, what drives them to create and the spiritual convictions that shape their lives and work. The dialogue offers a unique window into the artists’ worlds and reveals a moment of genuine connection.
Manuel Mathieu (b. 1986, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) holds a graduate degree from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2020, both the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Power Plant, Toronto presented solo exhibitions by the artist. Mathieu was one of the artists recognized by the 2020 Sobey Art Award. His work is part of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada; the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979, Edmonton, Canada) studied as an apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. The artist recently presented the solo exhibition Can’t I Alter at The Drawing Center in New York, NY (2020) curated by Claire Gilman and is currently presenting the site-specific installation LIMING as part of the multi-location art exhibition THE GATE presented in Hamburg’s district of HafenCity. His work is in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, NY.