Galerie de l’UQAM unveils its programming for fall 2022!

August 3, 2022

Galerie de l’UQAM’s 2022-2023 season is off to a strong start with a major fall program devoted to the dialogue between self and other, between speaking and listening, between territory and memory.

In September, the gallery begins its programming with two exhibitions drawing from the social upheavals of recent years. On the one hand, the group exhibition à corps perdu | sharing madness by curators Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson, both UQAM graduates and regular collaborators of the gallery, examines the unifying power of the moving body in the performing arts. On the other hand, caroline pierret pirson, a graduating Master’s student in Visual and Media Arts at UQAM, presents Plus jamais silencieuses, a documentary video installation created in response to the #metoo movement aiming to empower voices that have long been silenced.

As of October, Le septième pétale d’une tulipe-monstre begins its journey through the Canadian Francophonie in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba. This group show is coproduced by La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen and Galerie de l’UQAM, who will be presenting it in its spaces in November 2023. Curated by UQAM graduate and collaborator of the gallery Elise Anne LaPlante, the exhibition focuses on the concept of the mutating body as an act of self-definition and emancipation as it unfolds in the practices of feminist and queer artists.

In November, the public is invited to discover Spazio Disponibile, a major exhibition by Dawit L. Petros organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto) and curated by Irene Campolmi. Closing its tour at Galerie de l’UQAM, this exhibition highlights the artist’s extensive research into the complex layers of colonial and postcolonial histories linking Eritrea, Italy and Canada. Simultaneously, the gallery is hosting Views from Above, a posthumous exhibition of works by Emmanuelle Duret (1990-2022) organized with the artists’ close circle. This photographic and sculptural installation focusing on memorial sites doubles as a tribute to a young artist who has greatly touched her community.

The ambitious virtual exhibition Canadian Art as Historical Act is also accessible to the public through its website, which remains online until May 2023.