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Interview with Yves Jeanson

Curator Xenia Benivolski interviews Yves Jeanson, lender of Zanis Waldheims’s works and notes exhibited as part of The exhaustive thought.

The exhaustive thought is the first Canadian solo exhibition of works by outsider artist Zanis Waldheims. Born in Latvia in 1909, Waldheims immigrated to Montreal, Canada in early 1952 where he continued his life in exile. Spanning 40 years of practice, Waldheims’s written and visual artwork is a diagrammatic illustration of a self-conceived ideological system that illuminates structural parallels between different systems of knowledge.

The exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Image: Zanis Waldheims, #164, 1968. Pencil crayon on paper, 24 x 22 in. Courtesy of Yves Jeanson.