Virtual inauguration of Deep Times

March 11, 2021, 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom
In French and English
Free admission

Galerie de l’UQAM reveals Deep Times, the fourth and final chapter of the QUADrature series of exhibitions, conceived specifically for digital screens. Join curator Bénédicte Ramade, the artists and the Galerie de l’UQAM team to celebrate the launch of this exhibition that examines different temporalities to which humanity and its environment are subjected in this time of ecological crisis.

Bénédicte Ramade will be presenting the concept of the exhibition as well as each of the artists’ works. She will also be speaking with scientist Anne de Vernal in regards to the Anthropocene, sharing their points of view on stratigraphic, ecological, cultural, artistic matters.

Bénédicte Ramade is an art historian, critic, and independent curator. Her doctoral research was dedicated to the critical rehabilitation of the American ecological art movement. Since 2016, she has delved into the increasing entanglement of knowledges and artworks with/in the Anthropocene. She is writing Vers un art anthropocène. L’art écologique américain pour prototype, a monograph that will elaborate on her doctoral thesis project, with Les presses du réel.

Anne de Vernal is a professor at UQAM’s Earth and Atmospheric Science Department. A pioneer in paleoceanography, she is among the most quoted specialists in her field across Canada. It’s worth noting that she was the 2020 recipient of the Marie-Victorin Prize, the Québec government’s highest recognition for a career in research in natural sciences or engineering, for her work on climate change.

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