2009 | TRAGEDY, FARCE & THE HOOLIGANS: Never Lopez

EXHIBITION FROM DECEMBER 9 TO JANUARY 24

Exhibition

Brazilian born and living in Montreal since 2001, Never Lopez works mainly with installation, sculpture and photography. His projects deal and question the possible relations between pop culture, media, violence, fiction, and social behavior. Based on a classic Karl Marx’s aphorism*,  Tragedy, farce & the Hooligans combines amateur battle reenactments of the war of 1812, field brawls between ukrainian soccer fans and sculptural elements. This installation is part of a body of recent works by the artist, a cynical commentary on the representations of power and the simulation of aggressiveness.

* “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte”, Karl Marx, 1852.

Information : 819 771 2122, axeneo7@axeneo7.qc.ca

We thank ours members, le conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and le service des arts, culture et lettres de la Ville de Gatineau for their support.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Arts Council for the research and production of this project.

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