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Latest release on Jul 15, 2019

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Rank #1: Episode #23 - TAP - Pier-Anne Mercier and David Bellemare

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In Episode 23 Marx has a conversation with artists Pier-Anne Mercier and David Bellemare about their latest exhibition at TAP Art Space in Montreal, Canada.

Reflecting on their current state as post-BFA artists, Pier-Anne and David pose a question that delicately balances hopeful thoughts with realistic perspectives, where do we go from here? As a drafted response, they create an engaging painting-installation. Honouring his long-time held painting style, David Bellemare uses a single-large canvas as a base for his creations, rolling it along as the collage-painting evolves. His use of figurative and referential imagery creates his personal language; through this collage, the artist reveals humor, cynicism, fear, dreams, etc. allowing the viewer to dive into his psyche in a vulnerable-honest manner. The painting acquires a three-dimensional form via the intervention of Pier-Anne’s wood-based installation, occupying most of the wall area at TAP. Over this most-intimate conversation, the artists create space for reflection that can be as personal or as global as the viewer desires.

Check out the photo documentation at www.tapmontreal.com

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Jul 15 2019

49mins

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Rank #2: Episode #22 - BOSNY

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In Episode 22 Marx has a conversation with BOSNY. He is a Montreal based graffiti artist and student of print media at Concordia University. In this conversation BOSNY talks about how he started in the graffiti community, the influence his parents had in his creativity explorations, the importance of getting an arts degree and a lot more.

Graffiti is one of the artistic expressions that most people consume sometimes willingly and most of the time as part of the landscape. In Episode 22, BOSNY shares his experiences being part of the graffiti community in Montreal and how that feeds into his practice in the visual arts.

It was a great pleasure to have had the chance to talk to BOSNY and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

Thanks for listening!

Feb 17 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #3: Episode #21 - Roxanne Arsenault

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For our first episode of 2019 and overall Episode 21 Marx has a conversation with Roxanne Arsenault. She is the co-general and artistic coordinator, responsible for programming at the artist run center Clark, she also leads a music project called Donzelle and she is involved in many other cultural and artistic projects in the city of Montreal such as Pop Montreal.

Roxanne was very generous and forthcoming with her answers not only about her personal development and her path to arrive where she is but also about genuinely difficult topics such as the responsibility of an artist run center in the current art climate and what type of risks are they willing to take to keep things fresh and not redundant which is something that happens often!

In her musical pursues she shares the type of collaboration that make possible Donzelle and the sensibility and message behind this project. You can find her music all over on YouTube, Spotify or on Donzelle’s website: https://donzelle.ca

It was a huge honor to have had the chance to talk to Roxanne and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

On a side note TAP Art Space is accepting project submissions until January 15th of 2019, check out the details in TAP’s website https://www.tapmontreal.com

Thanks for listening!

Jan 09 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #4: Episode #20 - Erik Nieminen

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In Episode 20, Marx has a conversation with painter Erik Nieminen. Erik grew up in Ottawa as a member of a family in which being an artist was encouraged. In 2007 he obtained his BFA from the University of Ottawa and his MFA from Concordia University in 2010. After that he moved to Berlin where he worked for over 4 years, he returned to live and work to Montreal in 2016.

His paintings walk on the intersection of abstraction and commonly known forms seen through a filter that ends up distorting them. In this interview he points out that in his work “the content always follows form”. This premise allows him to explore different aspects of a painting with freedom and honesty. Please visit Erik’s website to check out his paintings.

His recent solo shows include “The Unreal” at the Albemarle Gallery in London England and earlier this year he presented “Above Below” at the Art Gallery of Outremont in Montreal. He has participated in several group shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Montreal, and London. He was recently awarded with the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series that granted him a ticket to the finals being held in Miami this winter.

It was a really enjoyable conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Thanks for listening!

Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Erik Nieminen

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

  2. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

Nov 27 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #5: Episode #19 - TAP - Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini

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In Episode 19, Marx talks to artists Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini about their collaborative show at TAP Art Space called A Witch is Born Out of the True Hungers of Her Time. This show will be the last show of 2018 at the current TAP Art Space location and it will be in view until October 19th of 2018, the programming will be back at the garage at the end of April of 2019. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming exciting news.

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The title of this exhibition A Witch is Born Out of the True Hungers of Her Time is a quote taken from Ray Bradbury’s short story Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds included in the book Long After Midnight (1976). The story takes place in New York City in the middle of a nocturnal heat wave that forces the main protagonist to ride the night subways in search of a precious cool breeze. Written in the mid-seventies, it is an entangled tale about capitalism under extreme climate, and the pressure for productivity.

The short-story becomes loosely a reference in Guillaume Adjutor’s and Shanie’s collaborative exploration on the impact of climate change on eco-anxiety, a type of anxiety that is more generalized than ever. This exhibition proposes that apart from individual actions that feel inconsequential to the mitigation of the problem, there is an urgency to rethink our societal structures; not by putting humanity at the core of the issue but by challenging the systems that enable environmental destruction.

If a witch can represent simultaneously an antidote and a poison, the title calls to consider what are the true hungers of our time?

Guillaume Adjutor’s practice can be seen as conceptual materialism in which the artist refers to counter-history: Quebec vernacular imagery, queer experiences, poetry, and science-fiction. He works and lives in Montreal. Shanie Tomassini’s sculptures are guided by physical and conceptual attempts to challenge the integrity of objects. Using a wide array of techniques, Shanie is in a constant pursue of newness by attempting to isolate the substance of a form. She lives in Austin, Texas where she is currently pursuing an MFA.

We hope you enjoy this conversation, and as always thanks so much for listening.

Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

  2. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

Sep 21 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: Episode #18 - Ben Klein

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In Episode 18 of IntoThis Podcast, Marx has a conversation with recently arrived Brooklyn-based painter Benjamin Klein. In this episode Ben shares his non-traditional trajectory to the visual arts, he was a martial artists for many years until he gave in to his strong desire to create paintings.

After completing a BA in English Literature at Concordia University it was evident that he needed to change paths, he then made his way to arts school finishing his BFA at Concordia University in 2005, then after a period of time dedicated to the direction of commercial galleries in Montreal, he decided to pursue an MFA at University of Guelph. He was one of the RBC painting competition finalists in 2010 and he was represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery until it's closure in 2016.

In this generous conversation Ben shares his experiences as a painter, curator, the impact of being involved in the direction of a commercial gallery, what ideas and sensibilities are behind his paintings and a lot more. You can learn more about his work in his website

Aug 24 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #7: Episode #17 - TAP - Jeanie Riddle and Dimitri Velasquez

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In Episode 17 of IntoThis Podcast, Marx has a conversation with Montreal-based visual artist Jeanie Riddle and Montreal-based blogger and instagrammer Dimitri Velasquez. The conversation is centered on the ocassion of the opening of the show Single Family Home For Sale at TAP Art Space in which they collaborated.

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From a superficial standpoint this collaboration may not seem apparent. Yet, scratching the surface reveals that both artists in their own language speak about memory and the ever-changing stories we tell ourselves to make sense of time passing and experiences lived. Disrupting the formalism of painting, Jeanie Riddle explores the potential offered by installation making, telling stories of distant pasts through the use of objects reminiscent of domestic situations. Dimitri Velasquez in a tongue-in-cheek writing style documents ordinary occurrences in a concise and economical way as if fearing -and rightfully so- memories and thoughts will be distorted, morphed or obliterated altogether.


In Single Family Home For Sale, the two artists think about the site where TAP Art Space is located as exactly what the architectural space was meant for, a garage. A place where paintings will collapse with objects signifiers and texts, rendering a narrative of packing and unpacking memories, where the shadows of the past are present and the objects infused with intimate reminders of who we were give us the tools to better understand where are we headed to.

We hope you enjoy this conversation, and as always thanks so much for listening.

Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Jeanie Riddle and Dimitri Velasquez

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

  2. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018

Aug 03 2018

39mins

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Rank #8: Episode #16 - David and Jorden Doody

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In Episode 16 of IntoThis Podcast, Marx has a very fun and interesting conversation with artists-couple-collective David and Jorden Doody. They are a British Columbia- based collective working mainly in sculpture and textiles. They are interested in the conversations between image and materiality, as they mentioned in this conversation they draw inspiration from a classic approach to sculpture yet being conscious of the screen-culture that social media and the internet era has delivered.

They have a BFA from the University of British Columbia, an MFA from Concordia University and they are currently working in a second MFA at UBC. In this conversation they share their insights in being a couple working together as a collective, raising children while being practicing artists, emoji culture and a lot more.

We hope you enjoy this conversation, and as always thanks so much for listening.

Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Abraham Mercado and Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to David and Jorden Doody

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  2. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018

Jul 13 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #9: Episode #15 - TAP - Laura Acosta and David Jaime

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This is a special edition of IntoThis Podcast, in Episode 15 Marx has a conversation with Colombian-Canadian artist Laura Acosta and Mexican architect David Jaime about their collaboration in the show called Ser/Viniendo-Be/Coming-De/Venir presented TAP Art Space in view until July 21st of 2018. In this conversation they share many keys to access the show composed by a virtual reality piece and a performance-activated textile-based sculpture.  

Through this collaboration and informed by their experiences as immigrants to Canada, the artists explore notions of representation, belonging and embodiment of spaces. Utilizing a performance-activated sculpture and virtual reality piece, this exhibition presents a space of liminality in which abstract floating bodies are suspended in a state of repetitive motions and unresolved gestures.

Ser/Viniendo-Be/Coming-De/Venir proposes a conversation between physical and intangible realities, where the roles of performer and viewer are blurred as both find themselves in a perpetual loop between being and becoming within the constraints posed by the spaces they inhabit.

We hope you enjoy this conversation and please visit the show at TAP Art Space.

Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the show!

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Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Laura Acosta and David Jaime

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  2. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018

Jun 22 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Episode #14 - Janet Werner

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IntoThis Podcast is thrilled to present a conversation between Marx and painter Janet Werner.

Originally from Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba, Janet Werner is a Montreal-based painter and professor. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and after she moved to Connecticut to pursue an MFA from Yale University. She has been teaching at Concordia University for over fifteen years. Her work has found a place in public and private collections and she has shown in solo and group exhibitions in a wide range of important galleries and institutions.

As Janet shares in this conversation, her work revolves around the idea of human figures. Even though her work is very close to what is usually described as a portrait, the characters in her paintings are usually invented and stem out of abstraction. In this conversation she shares where those portraits are most likely coming from and what does she think of them. A large part of Janet’s time is dedicated to teaching, she also shared with Marx the good, the bad and the okay of being a professor.

Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the show!

Cheers!

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Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Janet Werner

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  2. TAP Theme - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  3. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018

Jun 01 2018

1hr 31mins

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