Everyday Every Other Day Johanna Billing (Sweden), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (Russia/USA), Ivan Grubanov (Serbia and Montenegro), Phil McCrum (Canada), Marina Roy (Canada)

May 18 - June 18, 2006

Curated by Seamus Kealy

Special Events

Opening reception
Wednesday May 17, 7 - 9 pm

Exhibition Statement

Everyday Every Other Day combines artwork on different trajectories that investigate invasions of the insidious and irrational into the everydayness of being. This group exhibition brings together five artists who employ elements of fixation and repetition in their work when mimicking the familiar, such as depicting figures of authority, whether political or not, or reworking subjective or collective fantasy in associative narratives.

Artists' Biographies

Johanna Billing (Sweden) presents her video installation "You Don't Love Me Yet" which exploits a dramatic repetition of melody and lyrics to unravel popular constructions of love, while presenting an evaluation of the formation of contemporary subjectivity.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (Russia/USA) have included a print from their 1999 series "The Palace of Projects", a stunning series of imagined and unrealized project ideas that touch upon realms of fantasy as well as modernity's history of political organization, totalitarian or not.


Ivan Grubanov (Serbia and Montenegro) will screen his series "Visitor", a slide projection of 170 drawings he made while witnessing the Hague Tribunal of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic.


Phil McCrum (Canada) presents recent paintings that combine imagery of political icons or familial authority figures in a clash of language and visual association.


Marina Roy (Canada) will screen her animated video "Sleeper", which investigates dream narratives, totalitarianism, fantasy and desire. Roy will also show recent paintings that interweave appropriate iconic political figures with associative imagery in parlor-like backdrops.

Installation Views

This exhibition was generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa.