Current Exhibition & Events



Ido Govrin
Not Quite the Highest Point

October 26– November 12, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday October 26> 5-7pm

Not Quite the Highest Point continues Govrin's interdisciplinary artistic research in the mediums of sound, installation, printmaking and text. This current exhibition, which signals a direction towards the culmination of four years of research, corresponds with Giorgio Agamben's research methodology (known as “Philosophical Archeology”) where at its core we find an attempt to render inoperative the foundation of Western metaphysics. Not Quite the Highest Point consists of multiple sets of objects, ephemera, sounds, leftovers, miniatures, books and perishable instances which form various paradigmatic historical constellations or thought-spaces, rendered and conceived by archeological art-making. Stretched between art and philosophy, sound and meaning, part and whole, content and form, Not Quite the Highest Point constitutes a force field of bipolar tensions which is measured not by extensive and scaleable magnitudes but by vectorial intensities. Measured not by extensive and scaleable magnitudes but by vectorial intensities.

About the Artlab Gallery
Located in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, Western University, the Artlab Gallery is a vital component of the Department of Visual Arts. Established in 1994 the gallery focuses on exhibitions, events, and projects that respond to social and cultural issues, supporting the research, and practice of students, faculty and artists from the region and beyond. The work presented in the gallery explores conceptual and experimental production incorporating a diverse range of mediums and methods.

Artlab Gallery
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
Western University
London, ON, N6A 5B7


Monday to Friday > 12noon – 5pm & Thursday > 12- 8pm

The Artlab Gallery & Cohen Commons are wheelchair accessible.
Admission to all areas is FREE. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact: Susan Edelstein, Artlab Gallery Director,