David Altmejd was selected to present Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007. He presents two monumental works: “The Index” and “The Giant 2″. David Altmejd was born 1974 in Montréal (Québec, Canada). He lives and works in New York and London. His project for the Canadian Pavilion in Venice is inspired by his interest in the figure of the werewolf. “By conjuring the figure of the werewolf, the giant or colossus, David Altmejd strikes a chord with today’s youth”, said Louise Déry, exhibition curator. “The werewolf is a complex figure because it can be viewed as a metaphor of being, divided between good and evil. It is our own destiny we see there, in this age of cloning and genetic manipulation. This atmosphere of vitality should appeal to the imagination of visitors to the Biennale.” (From the PR). Venice, Italy, June 8, 2007.
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