2009_snow_piano_sculpture© Michael Snow, Piano Sculpture, 2009, video installation

Solo Snow. Œuvres de / Works of Michael Snow

Curator: Louise Déry

 

January 11 to February 16, 2013
Opening: Thursday January 17 5:30 p.m., in the presence of the artist

In partnership with Le Fresnoy. Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing (France)
Presented at the Galerie de l'UQAM 

 

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Solo Snow. Œuvres de / Works of Michael Snow ends its tour in Montreal, at the Galerie de l’UQAM. Initially presented at Le Fresnoy, in France, and then at Akbank Sanat, in Turkey, the exhibition features a body of photographic, video and sound works and installations of Michael Snow, one of the most inspiring figures in the art world in recent decades. It is curated by Louise Déry and produced in partnership with Le Fresnoy.

The exhibition

Solo Snow. Œuvres de / Works of Michael Snow wants to provide an account of the experimental nature of this pioneer of media arts. His prolific, protean practice reinvents itself through the ceaselessly replayed exploration of a large range of visual and auditory phenomena, and grows through the mutations of technological advances have made possible. His practice is in perfect resonance with the latest issues of research and dissemination in media art while being an integral part of their genesis and development. The body of works exhibited here poses a challenge to assessing Snow’s output, and highlighting recurrent features, such as the motif of the window as a frame, the interplay of interior/exterior and recto/verso, the metamorphosis, stretching or contraction of the image and sound, the representation of the technical referent (photographic, cinematic or audio), the relationship between object and image, and reflection on time and space.

Any exhibition of Michael Snow’s oeuvre can only be a sampling, an attempt to round out a sequence, an incomplete montage, an unfinished picture. Every Snow exhibition sets us before a vast territory to survey, where the various genres, procedures, arrangements and displacements between mediums put us within reach and earshot of sensations and meanings that target and affect a necessarily fleeting part of an imaginary and symbolic world transmitted through the experience of the image. Contact with the work becomes a rare occasion to turn our interest to the nature of the image and, following Snow’s example, attempt in turn to fold and unfold its motifs, open or compress its space, accelerate or slow its speed. This exhibition is the artist’s second collaboration with Galerie de l’UQAM, where his Solar breath, (Northern Caryatids) was the subject of a solo show and a companion booklet in 2005.

Catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual publication, co-published by Le Fresnoy and Galerie de l’UQAM, which includes an essay by the curator, Louise Déry, as well as texts by the artist, by Érik Bullot, film director; by Jacinto Lageira, art critic; and by Stéfani de Loppinot, film director and historian.

The artist

Michael Snow was born in Toronto, where he lives and works. His renowned talent and prolific output span the fields of painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, writing and music. He made his first film in 1956. Wavelength (1967) brought him to the forefront of international avant-garde cinema. The excellence of his work and his contribution to the visual and media arts have been widely recognized with awards and honours, including he won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts (Film) in 2000. In 1995 he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres, France, and in 1981 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, promoted to Companion in 2007. He also holds several honorary degrees including one from UQAM, awarded in 2008. Since representing Canada at the 1970 Venice Biennale, he has exhibited at leading modern and contemporary art museums, performed and recorded as a pianist, presented his films at international festivals and executed a number of public art commissions.

The curator

Louise Déry holds a Ph.D. in art history and has headed Galerie de l'UQAM since 1997, working with artists such as Manon de Pauw, Dominique Blain, Raphaëlle de Groot, Nancy Spero, David Altmejd, Stéphane La Rue, Daniel Buren, Giuseppe Penone, Sarkis and Shary Boyle. She is the author of the first monograph on David Altmejd and curated his presentation at the 2007 Venice Biennale. In 2007, she received the inaugural Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Visual Art.

Support

Canada Council for the Arts


2013AlainFleischer_gAlain Fleischer, Écran sensible / La Lettre, made at the Galerie de l'UQAM, 2013 and Tout un film, une seule image, 1992-1994
© Alain Fleischer / SODRAC (2013)
Photo: Laurence N. Béland

Alain Fleischer. Raccords

Curator: Louise Déry

 

February 23 to March 23, 2013
Opening and film projection: Friday February 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Nuit blanche: Reading of work by Alain Fleischer, part of the L’œil écoute series, Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
With Jean Asselin, Marie Lefebvre, Pascale Tremblay and Martin Vaillancourt

In collaboration with Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle du Consulat général de France à Québec

 

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The internationally acclaimed French artist Alain Fleischer is notably known for his cinematic and photographic work as well as for his literary production. In bringing together film, video and photography the exhibition reveals how the artist makes the processes, which he uses to explore the possibilities of the image, visible and readable. A large-scale photographic installation made up of what the artist calls “sensitive screens” was specifically created for the Gallery de l’UQAM, which is being turned into an exhibition room, projection space and darkroom for the occasion.

 

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© Myriam Laplante, <i>Souris</i>, 2002, digital ink-jet print, 99,1 x 198,1 cm© Myriam Laplante, Souris/Tout procède selon les plans, 2003, mouse figurine enclosed in a chocolate cupcake

La Petite collection. Grandeur et splendeur

Curators: Anne Philippon and Pascale Tremblay

 

February 23 to March 23, 2013
Opening: Friday February 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Nuit blanche: Saturday March 2, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In the framework of a First Curatorial Program

 

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The Galerie de l’UQAM is currently developing a project to mount a cabinet of curiosities called La Petite Collection. This will be made up of an assortment of multiple objects made by artists, most of which will be limited editions. Proposed in 2009, this idea grew out of a scientific and museological approach that aims to highlight and promote the collection’s academic research vocation. Putting together a contemporary cabinet of curiosities—primarily focused on numbered and signed objects—fulfills the desire to constitute a body of research that will stimulate reflection on new exhibition modes and welcome different types of objects so as to explore novel collection avenues in an original manner. Moreover, it will draw attention to the processes used by a number of contemporary artists, and represent the practices of nationally and internationally renown artists.


pad2013_gPassage à découvert 2013, (Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, Jean Pascal Bellemare, Christina Chin) © Galerie de l'UQAM

Passage à découvert 2013

Graduating students from the undergraduate program in visual and media arts, UQAM

 

April 5 to 20, 2013
Opening: Thursday April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Passage à découvert is an opportunity to discover the works of tomorrow’s contemporary artists and teachers who will take their place in museums, galleries and schools. The exhibition illustrates the students’ creative vitality, curiosity and freedom and bears witness, once again, to recent graduates’ professionalism and the excitement that their projects stirs up. Presented each year, this exhibition also reveals the wealth and diversity of the programs offered by the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, which favours a pluridisciplinary education.

2009_pauw_pManon De Pauw, L’apprentie 2, digital print on archival paper, 56,8 x 76,2 cm, Coll. de l'UQAM (2009.7)

Manon De Pauw. Intrigues

Curator: Louise Déry

 

Exhibition presented at Langage Plus, Alma

April 13 to June 12, 2013 
Opening: Friday, April 12, 5 pm

 

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The works in the exhibition Manon De Pauw. Intrigues, touring since 2009, describe the path the artist has taken since the beginning of this decade. Photograms, photographs, video performances, performance set-ups, single-channel videos and multi-channel video installations investigate light and the image in ways as varied as they are poetic. A publication accompagnies the exhibition.


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The Painting Project

A Snapshot of Canadian Painting

Curator and Coordinator: Julie Bélisle
General Curator: Louise Déry

 

Part 1: May 1 to June 1, 2013
Opening and Book Launch: Tuesday, April 30, at 6 pm

 

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Part 1
Hugo Bergeron (QC), Marie-Claude Bouthillier (QC), Tammi Campbell (SK), Thomas Chisholm (BC), Louis-Philippe Côté (QC), Pierre Dorion (QC), Mario Doucette (NB), Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber (MB), Graham Gillmore (BC), Cynthia Girard (QC), Clint Griffin (ON), Dil Hildebrand (QC), Daniel Hutchinson (ON), Wanda Koop (MB), Jessica Korderas (NS), Gwenessa Lam (BC), Stéphane La Rue (QC), Maclean (QC), Jason McLean (ON), Christine Major (QC), Sandra Meigs (BC), Chris Millar (AB), Kent Monkman (ON), Tim Moore (SK), Paul P. (ON), Brad Phillips (ON), Team Macho (ON), Julie Trudel (QC), Carol Wainio (ON)

The Painting Project. A Snapshot of Painting in Canada opened on April 30 at Galerie de l'UQAM and is on display through July 6 2013. Unique for the diversity of recent works on display, the exhibition testifies to the intense activity taking place in painters' studios all across Canada. The works by 60 artists were selected after two years of research. The project also includes a virtual exhibition, which will be launched in fall 2013 to give the national and international public access to a lively, prolific art scene. The project has been curated by Julie Bélisle, with Louise Déry acting as general curator. Many of the artists will be in attendance at openings and public activities.

Press Release of the Part 1

Public Activities: Free admission

May 1 - Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Robin Anthony in conversation with Anthony Burnham and Stéphane La Rue

RBC art curator Robin Anthony talks with two Montréal artists about what's involved in starting a career in art and what it takes to move to professional status.

Happy Hour Speed Painting - 5 to 7 pm
With Mario Doucette, Gwenessa Lam, Maclean, Kent Monkman, Sandra Meigs, Team Macho

Plain and simple! Come take part in a series of events at which each artist will give a 5-minute presentation on his or her work. A question period and discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.

May 16 - Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
With Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Christine Major, Hugo Bergeron

Three artists introduce their work, discuss their processes and talk with each other and the audience about painting as the basis of their practice.

Guided tour of the exhibition
Available for groups any time. Reservation required: 514-987-3000, ext. 1424, or belisle.julie@uqam.ca

Some of the exhibited artworks

Daveand Jenn Ehryn Torrell Pierre Durette Jeremy Hof

Ben Reeves Elizabeth   McIntosh Sarah Cale Arabella   Campbell

The exhibition and the publication are financially supported by Virtual Museum of Canada, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Transit. Collectif de commissaires et de critiques indépendants and Université du Québec à Montréal.

RBC is the presenting sponsor of the exhibition.  RBC 

 

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2010_moreau_sortir_g© Aude Moreau, Sortir, 2010, video extract

Vidéozoom. L’entre-images
Sophie Bélair-Clément, Olivia Boudreau, Jacynthe Carrier, Michel de Broin, Pascal Grandmaison, Frédéric Lavoie,  Aude Moreau
Curator:  La Fabrique d'expositions

 

Confederation Centre of the Arts de Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

Mai 25 to September 15, 2013
Opening: Saturday June 15

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence (USA)
August 2 to 11, 2013

Centre culturel canadien à Paris, Nuit blanche, Paris (France)
October 5, 2013

 

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Vidéozoom Québec. L’entre-images is a videographic anthology of works by seven Quebec artists who define themselves not as filmmakers but as visual artists motivated by the exploration of the image in motion. The works it brings together are all too brief and make no claim to being representative of video and film practice in Quebec in the absolute. A full account of this impressive effervescence would required a far more ambitious format. It should also be borne in mind that many artists – and all those included here – create video works to be exhibited in museums and galleries as installations, their projection conditioned by format and specific equipment in spaces that enable visitors to experience the works in a controlled environment. However, the present exhibition, in the form of a continuous showing of all the works on the same screen, offers the advantage of conveying shared sensibilities, displaying affinities for an often carefully crafted image, attesting to concern for an audio presence and revealing effective elliptical strategies of the image.

This project is offered as a glimpse, an opening, a breach into the immense production of images that characterizes the contemporary world. The works must be viewed as if one were peeping at them through a slit, a sort of “between-the-images,” both for what they represent within contemporary practices and for what they are individually in their respective formal and narrative dimensions: between video and cinema, film and digital image, visual presence and aural reality. This notion of a “between-the-images,” taken from the theorist Raymond Bellour,2 is first of all interesting because it implies we must seek in depth, dig below the surface of the images, and not be content to pass distractedly, superficially, from one to the next. We must not simply linger over the “endless flow” of images. This same notion also implies that the proliferation and saturation of images are not the real problem facing us today. As Pierre Scheffer writes, “We have no idea whether or not we are saturated with images, and we never will. We weren’t there in prehistoric times, when guys were probably saturated with images because their noses were stuck in graffiti in the caves, and it was a lot worse than TV.”3 This remark eludes a widespread assumption to the effect that no one knows how to look at an image any more because there are too many of them. On the other hand, it is our belief that what matters is what occurs between the images, or between them and the sound that accompanies them, or between them and the sound and text that tell their story in parallel. As witnesses to their movement, we must capture their immobility; before these animated figures, we must “re-figure” their image; exposed to their aural dimension, we must seek their silence.

The works gathered together for this edition of Vidéozoom on Quebec thus provide a moment’s pause to contemplate the work of artists who are among the most captivating and enterprising in investigating the image. These short videos deal with a variety of subjects in the realm not only of politics, popular culture, television and movie imagery but also of the poetical image. The emphasis is sometimes on form, sometimes on narrative or content, while sound, time, the archive, landscape and performance are some of the compositional elements from which what is displayed is constructed.

Several of the works are a function of a specific parameter suggested to the artists: a duration under four minutes. This concentration in time has two consequences. On one hand, such a restriction forces an artist to accelerate the process of giving form to an idea through an image so as to achieve a certain perceptual and narrative effectiveness. On the other hand, a short work can have an effect of slowing down on viewers, who are at liberty to take the time to look carefully, dissect, scrutinize the images one by one to fully appreciate what they see in a time frame that is easier to assimilate than a full-length feature. In the “between-the-images,” a language takes shape between what is perceived and named, what is seen and designated, the world and art. For today, images truly confront us with what they embody or disembody, construct or deconstruct, repeat or reinvent. They are more often a suggestion than a demonstration, and therein lies their appeal.

 

La Fabrique d’expositions, Montreal, October 2012

1. Louise Déry and the Fabrique d’expositions thank the artists, Mary-Angela Schroth of Sala 1, Pierluigi Matera, director of the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, the Québec Government Office in Rome, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and UQAM, who contributed in various ways to the realization of this project.

2. Since the early 1980s, Raymond Bellour has developed a thorough analysis of the connections between film, video, photography and mixed regimes of the image. He founded the cinema review Trafic (1991) with Serge Daney and has published, among other things, L’entre-Images (1990) and L’entre-Images 2 (1999). He collaborated on the exhibition Passages de l’image at the Centre Pompidou and was the curator of Thierry Kuntzel. Lumières du temps and Thierry Kuntzel – Bill Viola. Deux éternités proches at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, France.

3. Pierre Scheffer, in Maurice Mourier, Comment vivre avec l’image (Paris: PUF, 1989), p. 340.


2013_degroot_pRaphaëlle de Groot, En exercice à Venise, performance at the Venice Biennale, May 30, 2013. Photo: Gwenaël Bélanger.

Raphaëlle de Groot. En exercice à Venise

Curator: Louise Déry


Performance during the 2013 Venice Biennale
May 30, 2013, 2 pm

 

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Quebec artist Raphaëlle de Groot will present a new performance piece during the opening days of the Venice Biennale on May 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. (Italian time). Produced by the Galerie de l'UQAM, the project is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and is produced in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in Rome.

En exercice à Venise

"This is the first time I have given myself over to such a lengthy performance, and one that will be presented outdoors, in a context with a lot of unknowns. The performance is divided into three phases, each of which will last a good hour. I don't know how people will react or if they will try to interact with me, or to what degree I will be disoriented as I move through the space," said Raphaëlle de Groot.

During the first phase of the performance, the audience will witness the artist undergo a complex transformation by blindfolding herself and donning various materials, fabrics and prostheses. By creating such a disconcerting figure, Raphaëlle de Groot is exploring a new way to reinvent the role and image of the artist. She will then process through the city for about an hour, entangled and encumbered, faltering but invested, walking with difficulty towards the Grand Canal. For the final phase of the project, she will board a gondola. Weaving through the canals of Venice, her silhouette, before it disappears from view, will recall the baroque splendour of Venetian processions through the ages.

Louise Déry, who initiated the project, has observed many of Raphaëlle de Groot's "exercises" over the last 10 years. "By exhibiting herself as she does," she explains, "she locates and reveals the flip side of an idea, through gestures, constraints, and groping that is as challenging as it is ridiculous, and revisits the iconic figure of the artist. In Venice, there will be additional resonance, between past and present, between pomp and loss, between appearance and disappearance."

The CEO of CALQ, Stéphan La Roche, stressed that the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec is proud to be a partner in this project and to enable an artist as fascinating as Raphaëlle de Groot to shine beyond Québec in conjunction with a major event. This type of project reflects CALQ's commitment to ensuring a strong presence of Québec artists at prestigious international events.

The Galerie de l'UQAM will document Raphaëlle de Groot's performance, notably with a documentary video that will be shown to the public in autumn 2013.

The Venice Biennale and Québec

Founded in 1895, the Venice Biennale hosts exhibitions from countries with national pavilions, as well as international exhibitions under the authority of the Biennale Foundation, which entrusts them to renowned curators. Several Quebec artists have been present at the Biennale over the last thirty years, with three Quebecers representing Canada since 1990: Geneviève Cadieux (1990), Jana Sterbak (2003) and David Altmejd (2007).

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Canada has had a pavilion at the Biennale since 1958 and will be represented at this 55th edition by Ontario artist Shary Boyle.

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
CALQ supports artistic creation, experimentation and production in the fields of arts and letters in all the regions of Quebec and promotes their outreach in Quebec, in Canada and abroad. To learn more about CALQ, see:

www.calq.gouv.qc.ca


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The Painting Project

A Snapshot of Painting in Canada

Curator and Coordinator: Julie Bélisle
General Curator: Louise Déry

 

Part 2: June 7 to July 6 2013
Opening and Announcement of the Virtual Exhibition: Thursday June 6 at 6 pm

 

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Part 2
Melanie Authier (ON), Mike Bayne (ON), Simon Bilodeau (QC), Jack Bishop (NS), Jérôme Bouchard (QC), Anthony Burnham (QC), Sarah Cale (ON), Arabella Campbell (BC), DaveandJenn (AB), Kim Dorland (ON), Pierre Durette (QC), Dorian FitzGerald (ON), Sky Glabush (ON), Kym Greeley (NF), Jeremy Hof (BC), Chris Kline (QC), François Lacasse (QC), Jean-François Lauda (QC), Norma Jean MacLean (PE), Elizabeth McIntosh (BC), Michael Merrill (QC), Shaun Morin (MB), Andrea Mortson (NB), Wil Murray (AB), Ben Reeves (BC), Francine Savard QC), Justin Stephens (QC), Beth Stuart (ON), Joseph Tisiga (YT), Ehryn Torrell (ON), Janet Werner (QC)

The Painting Project. A Snapshot of Painting in Canada opened on April 30 at Galerie de l'UQAM and is on display through July 6 2013. Unique for the diversity of recent works on display, the exhibition testifies to the intense activity taking place in painters' studios all across Canada. The works by 60 artists were selected after two years of research. The project also includes a virtual exhibition, which will be launched in fall 2013 to give the national and international public access to a lively, prolific art scene. The project has been curated by Julie Bélisle, with Louise Déry acting as general curator. Many of the artists will be in attendance at openings and public activities.

Press release of the part 2 

Press release of the part 1

Public Activities: Free admission

June 6: Opening of the second part of the exhibition - 6 pm

Many of the artists will be in attendance

June 7: Happy Hour Speed Painting - 5 to 7 pm

With Melanie Authier, Sarah Cale, Dorian FitzGerald, Sky Glabush, Michael Merrill, Ehryn Torrell

Plain and simple! Come take part in a series of events at which each artist will give a 5-minute presentation on his or her work. A question period and discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.

June 13: Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
With Simon Bilodeau, Pierre Durette, François Lacasse

Three artists introduce their work, discuss their processes and talk with each other and the audience about painting as the basis of their practice.

Guided tour of the exhibition
Available for groups any time. Reservation required: 514-987-3000, ext. 1424, or belisle.julie@uqam.ca

Some of the exhibited artworks 

Daveand Jenn Ehryn Torrell Pierre Durette Jeremy Hof

Ben Reeves Elizabeth McIntosh Sarah Cale Arabella Campbell


The exhibition and the publication are financially supported by Virtual Museum of Canada, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Transit. Collectif de commissaires et de critiques indépendants and Université du Québec à Montréal.

 

RBC is the presenting sponsor of the exhibition.  RBC 

 

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2013_celiarowlsonhall_pCelia Rowlson-Hall, Three Of A Feather, 2011, video

Videozones

Curators: La fabrique d'expositions and Boshko Boskovic

 

RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium, Providence (USA)
during the Rhode Island International Film Festival
August 9, 2013, 5 pm

 

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The Galerie de l'UQAM is pleased to announce the continuation of the Videozones program tour with its participation in the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), an important festival of independent films. For the occasion the collective La Fabrique d’expositions (Julie Bélisle, Louise Déry and Audrey Genois) and New York based curator Boshko Boskovic brought together a selection of video works by 7 Montreal artists and six artists living in Brooklyn.

«The program of video art presented by the Galerie de l'UQAM is a nice echo to the large contingent of Canadian filmmakers in competition. In addition, it was only fitting that a university art gallery like ours would work with the RISD Museum, an institution associated with the Rhode Island Shool of Design», explains Louise Déry, director of the Galerie de l’UQAM.

 First introduced in the fall of 2012 as part of Montreal / Brooklyn, Videozones has now been selected in the official out of competition program of the RIIFF. For the seventeenth year, the RIFF strives to discover new voices in independent cinema through a selection of 263 films from around the world. From August 6th to the 11th, festival attendees looking for unique works will flood the city of Providence.

The complete program is available at: www.film-festival.org

Videozones

For this presentation at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, La Fabrique d’expositions and Boshko Boskovic have selected, in their respective cities, the work of artists rooted in their environment. Videozones is a compilation of video works by thirteen artists exploring, each in their own singular way, the formal and narrative dimensions of the moving image. During this screening, the audience will be able to enjoy works by Sophie Bélair Clément, Olivia Boudreau, Robert Boyd, Jacynthe Carrier, Michel de Broin, Pascal Grandmaison, Tatiana Istomina, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, Frédéric Lavoie, Marko Markovic, Aude Moreau, Rosemarie Padovano and Celia Rowlson Hall.

Curators

La Fabrique d’expositions is a collective of Montreal based curators interested in carrying out projects in a spirit of collegiality and in partnership with various institutions. It is active sporadically in the context of major cultural events in Canada and abroad, and it develops new initiatives for the dissemination of the most current art forms. The group was founded in 2009. Its members have been working together for several years, focusing on the sharing and exchange of ideas. The group currently consists of three members: Julie Bélisle, Louise Déry and Audrey Genois.

Boshko Boskovic is program director at Residency Unlimited, a New York residency program offered to artists and curators. As a curator, he has organized the Monument-Movement exhibition at the Center for Photography & Moving Image (New York), All in a Day's Work at Splatterpool Artspace (New York), Not so Distant Memory at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and at the National Center for Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Power of the Brand at the Contemporary Art Museum in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He also worked at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation and the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. He recently presented the exhibition Ellie Krakow - Bring the Lights Into the Shot in New York and is currently working on the exhibition Revisiting the Balkans which is set to tour in Belgrade (Serbia), Prishtina (Kosovo) and Zagreb (Croatia).

Support
Quebec Government Office in Boston
Canada Council for the Arts

Venue

RISD Museum
Metcalf Auditorium
20 N. Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island
United States of America, 02903


2013donatellalandi_p© Donatella Landi, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe/ Zoo 1993-2009 (detail), 2009

Donatella Landi.

Les résonances de l'image

Curator: Louise Déry

 

September 6 to October 19, 2013 
Opening: Thursday, September 5, 5:30 pm

 

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Since the 90’s the Italian artist Donatella Landi’s work has been rooted in the exploration of image and sound. She examines the potential of both or combines them in order to grasp their emotive and narrative power, along with its forceful memory evocation potential. Films, photos, sound and multimedia installations not only confront the resonant body with the image, but also absence with presence. The works in this exhibition introduce several central themes in Donnatella Landi’s corpus: references to art history, the use of the landscape tradition, family destiny, survival of the species, and human integrity and identity. The viewing process directly engages one in an intense encounter in which the works form an astonishing echo chamber that induces sensory and psychic experiences. This raises questions about our desires, tolerance and ethics concerning the world, life and nature

The artist

Born in Rome, Italy, 1958. Graduated in 1982 at the Academy of Fine Arts with a thesis on Donald Judd, since 1990 she is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence then in Rome. Her work has been shown extensively in Italy and accross Europe, as well as in several international events, including the last edition of the Venice Biennale in 2013 (as part of Nella'Acqua capisco, collateral event at the Procuratie Vecchie).

www.donatellalandi.it

The curator

Louise Déry holds a Ph.D. in art history and has headed Galerie de l'UQAM since 1997, working with artists such as Manon de Pauw, Dominique Blain, Raphaëlle de Groot, Nancy Spero, David Altmejd, Stéphane La Rue, Daniel Buren, Giuseppe Penone, Sarkis and Shary Boyle. She is the author of the first monograph on David Altmejd and curated his presentation at the 2007 Venice Biennale. In 2007, she received the inaugural Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Visual Art.


2013melaniemartin_p2© Mélanie Martin, Can I Stop Being Worried Now? (sketch), 2013.

Mélanie Martin. Can I Stop Being Worried Now?

Graduating Master's student in Visual and Media Arts program, UQAM 

September 6 to October 19, 2013
Opening: Thursday, September 5, 5:30 pm

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Mélanie Martin presents a playful look at the different personal and societal constructs that shape and constrict our behaviours. She explores the concept of shelter, with caves and bunkers that offer protection, isolation and introspection. The Can I Stop Being Worried Now? installation is a kind of corrugated cardboard refuge that visitors are invited to explore from the inside. In taking over the whole exhibition area the work redefines our usual perception of space.


2013_imagerode_gJean-Pierre Aubé, ElectroSmog Montréal,
2012, video still

À Montréal, quand l'image rôde

Jean-Pierre Aubé, Sophie Bélair Clément, Patrick Bernatchez, Dominique Blain, Olivia Boudreau, Jacinthe Carrier, Manon De Pauw, Jean Dubois, Pascal Grandmaison, Frédéric Lavoie, Emmanuelle Léonard, Aude Moreau, Nadia Myre, Yann Pocreau

Curator: Louise Déry

Exhibition presented at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (France)
October 5, 2013, to January 5, 2014
Opening: October 4 at 6 pm

A production of Le Fresnoy. Studio national des arts contemporains, in collaboration with the Galerie de l'UQAM

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À Montréal, quand l'image rôde presents the work of a generation of Montreal artists whose explorations are permeated with the notions of reflection, echo and breath. Their works expose us to the idea of the missing image – not an image we must find or relocate, but one that induces us to seek. Images lurk in the creases between two glances, the in-between that is not a void yet only becomes perceptible if we tilt our heads slightly, in that restive zone that keeps stammering, phase variance, hesitation and faltering alive. Images await the right moment to appear with their trail of light on this photosensitive plate that is the world. They are survivors despite dearth, resonant despite retreat, resistant despite time, refractory despite what is offered.

Support:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Faculté des arts de l’UQAM
Bureau des diplômés de l’UQAM


 

2013_janetwerner_pJanet Werner, Girl in Brown Suit, 2009, oil on canvas.

Janet Werner. Another Perfect Day

Curator: Kent Archer

Exhibition and tour organized by Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

November 1 to December 14, 2013
Opening: Thursday, October 31 at 5:30 pm

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As part of a yearlong program devoted to solo shows by women artists, the Galerie de l’UQAM is launching the exhibition Another Perfect Day by Montreal artist Janet Werner on October 31. Her work as a painter focuses on the fictional portrait as a vehicle to explore notions of subjectivity and desire. This project, organized and toured by the Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Galleries of the University of Saskatchewan and curated by Kent Archer, includes a corpus of works from the last five years. It is travelling to a number of other venues across Canada (Esker Foundation, Calgary; McIntosh Gallery, London; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough; and others to be confirmed).

Another Perfect Day

The works selected for this exhibition signal an ongoing engagement with the historically established practice of portraiture but one that is ultimately rerouted and subverted.  In Werner’s paintings, the canons of beauty and likeness that attend conventional portraiture are abandoned in favor of deeply internalized, subjective and renegade purposes. Werner’s portraits, even when sourced from high fashion images manifest unconventional beauty, turning the portrayed figures into specters that defy anatomical accuracy. The paintings are rife with physical mutations and set up complex psychological conditions; they lean towards the irrational but reveal a kind of deviant logic.

For Werner, the process of painting is a way of investigating the iconic power of the image, invoking imagination, memory and projection to invest nameless figures with human (sometimes monstrous) character and a disturbing array of emotions. The final paintings are composite fictional portraits that retain aspects of the original source while embodying notions of transformation, desire, innocence, loss and defiance.

The artist

Janet Werner was born in Winnipeg and lives and works in Montreal where she teaches at Concordia University. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the Maryland Institute. Her work has been exhibited across Canada including solo shows at the Art Gallery of Windsor, SBC Gallery, Montreal, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Ottawa Art Gallery and Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. Internationally her work was recently shown in solo presentations in Cape Town, South Africa and Cologne, Germany. Her work was included in the survey exhibition Oh, Canada, at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Mass and in The Painting Project at Galerie de l’UQAM in the Spring 2013. Werner’s work is in numerous public and corporate and is represented by Parisian Laundry, Montreal, and Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

The curator

Kent Archer is the Director/Curator of the Kenderdine Art Gallery and College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon where he oversees the exhibition program and the University Art Collection. Archer has been involved with the development of a number of other touring projects including Bill Burns: Safety Gear for Small Animals, Jon Sasaki: Good Intentions and David Ross Harper: entre le chien et le loup, which is currently on tour across Canada. 

Support provided by

Canada Council for the Arts
Saskatchewan Art Board


 

 

2011LenaMillReuillard_pLéna Mill-Reuillard, Horizon, 2012, digital print.

Léna Mill-Reuillard. Mirari

Graduating Master's student in visual and media arts, UQAM


November 1 to December 14, 2013
Opening: Thursday, October 31 at 5:30 pm

 

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Exhibiting a photograph is the premise of the Mirari installation project, in which the artist explores the fragility and limitations of photographic framing. Léna Mill-Reuillard seeks to give substance to photography in order to question our sensory relationship with it. Her interest lies in image depth, undefined horizons, overlapping spatial planes, and that which is beyond the image frame. With Mirari, she makes use of a temporality that is situated at the subtle and unexpected boundaries between photography and video.


 



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