Art's birthday (2009)

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Art's birthday (2009)

a visit Glenn Lewis gives a tour of his exhibition Cézannes' Eyes and Hands 2 pm at OBORO a screening Rickie Lea Owens organizes a screening of the animations created during her Handmade Cartoons for Online Audiences workshop. The artists will be present. 3:30 pm at OBORO hot chocolate and sweets for everyone a performance Glenn Lewis reenacts Robert Filliou's original Birth of Art performance in CKUT's ART'S BIRTHDAY PARTY and ART-CAKE CONTEST. 8 pm at L'Envers, 185 Van Horne Street Exhibition Photos

On January 17, 2009, we celebrate Art's 1 000 046th birthday!

For its birthday—as proclamed by artist and poet Robert Filliou in 1963—art slips away from museums and galleries to infiltrate life, becoming a cake or a bridge, at once meaningful and trivial.

Good art, bad art and unborn art take the streets for a party... and we tag along!

It all started on the 17th of January, one million years ago. A man took a dry sponge and dropped it into a bucket full of water. Who that man was is not important. He is dead but art is alive.

Robert Filliou, 1963