John Greer

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The humble ending, 2009

20 x 77 x 63 cm, marmo / Marmor / marble


John Greer - West Dublin (CA)- *1944 Amherst (CA)
 

ITALIANO

Dal 1967 John Greer espone le sue opere in Canada, negli Stati Uniti, in Corea del Sud e in Europa. Ha insegnato per ventisei anni scultura alla NSCAD University di Halifax in Nova Scozia (CA). Durante questi anni rafforza la sua capacità critica ed influenza la scultura contemporanea nel panorama artistico canadese.

Nel 2015 la Galleria d’Arte di Nova Scozia di Halifax gli dedica una grande retrospettiva dal titolo “retroActive” con un catalogo che illustra la sua produzione artistica. Nel 2009 riceve un riconoscimento alla carriera per l’arte contemporanea in Canada dal governatore generale per l’arte canadese. “Gathering” a Seoul in Corea e “Reflection” a Ottawa in Canada, opere dedicate ai volontari internazionali canadesi entrambe del 2001, sono ottimi esempi di come Greer lavora nell’arte pubblica. Nel maggio 2017 si inaugura il monumento dedicato ai sindacati dell’edilizia a Ottawa, Ontario (CA) e a settembre dello stesso anno una scultura pubblica per il giardino della giustizia McMutry. John Greer lavora in Canada e in Italia. Il suo linguaggio prediletto è la scultura, “oggetto culturale” che coinvolge lo spettatore.

John Greer

ENGLISH

John Greer has exhibited his work since 1967 extensively in Canada, USA, Korea and Europe. For 26 years he was Professor at NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada. His thinking and teaching has shaped and influenced contemporary sculpture and art practice in Canada. In 2015 Greer had a major retrospective exhibition “retroActive” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. A 350-page monograph was published and is a manifest to Greer’s productive career.  In 2009 Greer received the prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, recognizing his lifetime achievement and significant contribution to contemporary Canadian Visual Art. “Gathering”, 2001 in Seoul, Korea and “Reflection, 2001”, the memorial to Canadian Aid Workers in Ottawa are an example of Greer’s involvement in public art. In May 2017 the Canadian Building Trades Monument will be unveiled in Ottawa, Ontario and a public sculpture for the McMurtry gardens of justice is due to be unveiled in Toronto in September 2017. John Greer works in Canada and Italy. He prefers sculpture as his language and tries to engage the viewer in being a human, thinking object among objects, a being “of” the world, a cultural objec

DEUTSCH

John Greer stellt seine Arbeiten seit 1967 oft in Kanada, USA, Korea und Europa aus. Während 27 Jahren war er Professor an der NSCAD Universität in Halifax, Kanada. Sein Denken und Lehren hat die zeitgenössische Skulptur und Kunstpraxis in Kanada stark geprägt und beeinflusst. 2015 hatte Greer eine bedeutende Retrospektive “retroactive” in der Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Dazu erschien eine 350 Seiten starke Monografie, ein Manifest seiner schöpferischen Karriere. In 2009 erhielt Greer den renommierten “Governor General’s” Preis in Visueller Kunst in Anerkennung seiner bedeutenden lebenslangen Leistung und seines signifikanten Beitrags zur zeitgenössischen Kanadischen Bildenden Kunst. “Gathering”, 2001 in Seoul, Korea und “Reflection”, 2001, das Monument für Kanadische Entwicklungshelfer in Ottawa sind Beispiele für Greer’s Werke im öffentlichen Raum. Im Mai 2017 wird das Monument des Kanadischen Baugewerbes enthüllt werden und eine Skulptur für die McMurtry Justizgärten in Toronto wird im September 2017 eingeweiht werden. John Greer arbeitet in Kanada und Italien. Seine Sprache findet er in der Bildhauerei und er versucht den Betrachter als menschliches Wesen, als denkendes Objekt inmitten anderer Objekte, mit einzubeziehen, als ein Wesen “von” der Welt, ein Kulturobjekt.

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