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