Felix Kalmenson is a Russian born, Toronto based artist who works in installation, film, photography, and performance within public space, as well as in gallery settings.
His work engages publicness, systems of exchange, memory, myth, and how these topics are mediated by complex social, economic, and urban landscapes. Kalmenson has exhibited in solo and curated group shows in galleries, artist-run centres, and arts festivals in Canada and internationally.
My work is often site-specific and socially engaged; it is rooted in the social, economic, and geographic context of the site. I have worked in a variety of contexts including the gallery, the public realm, and in nature, each presenting a complex set of parameters in which to consider the process of art making.
My public work has generally presented framed and mediated views of surrounding landscapes, segregating views, subverting expectation, and guiding unconventional ways of looking. In doing so, I attempt to have viewers reexamine their relationship to these sites, their histories and meanings.
Photography, Installation Art
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