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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — 1:00pm
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — 11:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibition: The New Gallery
Friday, October 10, 2008 – Saturday, November 8, 2008
For this performance, artist Istvan Kantor will create a Neoist memorial and monument at a tree in downtown Calgary. Over the course of three days, Kantor will inaugurate the tree as a new meeting place, landmark, and tribute to the immortal spirit of dead artists, scientists, and revolutionaries. This Neoist memorial is dedicated to the work of the correspondence artist David Zack, and an exhibition of Zack’s work can be found at The New Gallery’s main exhibition space from October 10 – November 8.
Istvan Kantor, recipient of the 2004 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, also known as Monty Cantsin, the founder of Neoism, is an action-based media artist/subvertainer/producer, active in many fields, performance, robotics, mixed-media, installation, painting, sound, music, video and new media. His main subjects are the decay of technology and the struggle of the individual in technological society. His radically changing creative ambitions are always related to his living environment and social situation.