Matei Glass was born in Montreal, the son of Jewish refugees from Romania, Holocaust survivors whose support for Israel “could not be other than unquestioning.” Both his photographic travel journal The Other in Palestine and his video Magnetic Identities form parts of an ongoing project that began in 1997. While these images are mainly of Palestine and Palestinians, they are also somehow of their author as he attempts to redefine the other. “In a sense it is my need to fill in the blanks in my personal and collective memory that brought me to Palestine … I needed to walk through the mirror to see utopia’s otherside, its forgotten twin.” In 2004 Magnetic was nominated for the Prix du Dialogue de l’Humanité at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie at Arles, France. Matei Glass settled in Paris in the mid-80s. He has lived in Barcelona since 1995.
Vitrines: Steve Leroux, Accumulations. Growing out of a collaboration of young artists building a production centre in Rimouski, Leroux examines the role and identity of artists in relationship to work.