2018_Motion_gBGL, Rapides et dangereux, 2005, video. Exhibition view, Motion, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2016.


Curators: La fabrique d'expositions

Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
January 27 – April 28, 2018

Artists: Jean-Pierre Aubé, Patrick Bernatchez, BGL, Caroline Boileau, Michel de Broin, Pascal Grandmaison, Nelson Henricks, Myriam Laplante, Eduardo Menz, Nadia Myre, Chih-Chien Wang

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Motion brings together the work of eleven artists from Quebec in an anthology of video pieces on the theme of "motion," understood in two senses: as movement and as a proposal. The concept of motion takes into consideration the energy that activates as well as the principle that motivates. This double raison d'être initiates often absurd or even preposterous processes and actions in the works exhibited, a sort of infernal circle that directs our attention to the planetary issues of food and energy production. Their reserve supply, which is not always renewable, becomes a test zone crying out for inventive alternatives.

2018_Fagen_gExhibition view, Graham Fagen. The Slave’s Lament, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2017.

Graham Fagen. The Slave's Lament

Curator: Louise Déry

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
Toronto, Ontario
February 7 – April 7, 2018

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Following its presentation at Galerie de l’UQAM in Winter 2017, the exhibition Graham Fagen. The Slave’s Lament begins a tour at Doris McCarthy Gallery at University of Toronto. The Slave’s Lament presents works by the multidisciplinary artist Graham Fagen on the theme of slavery and Scottish involvement in the fate of African people deported to the Caribbean in the 18th century. The drawings, with the look of masks or portraits, the seascape photographs and the imposing video and music installation shown here explore the tensions and emotions brought about by colonialism and the African slave trade. Today considerable feeling has been mobilized with the aim of reconciliation and redemption for the economic servitude and cultural oppression of peoples – whether aboriginal, the product of immigration or subject to current insidious forms of servitude. Fagen’s questioning of nationality and identity, however, is based on a particularly pertinent critique of the cultural and social heritage.

2017_PocreauLasalle_gYann Pocreau, Portrait d'Auriette Breton, 2016, HD Film, colour, sound, 14 min 50 sec. In collaboration with Anna Lupien. Exhibition view, Yann Pocreau. Patrimoines, Galerie de l'UQAM, 2016. Photo: Paul Litherland

Yann Pocreau. Patrimoines

Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux, Galerie Les 3C
October 26 - November 25, 2017
7644 Édouard, LaSalle, QC

Maison de la culture Mercier, Studio A
January 13 - February 18, 2018
8105 Hochelaga, Montréal, QC

Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Maurice-Domingue exhibition room
February 24 - April 1st, 2018
14 001 Notre-Dame East, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC

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After its successful presentation at Galerie de l’UQAM in the fall of 2016, Yann Pocreau’s exhibition Patrimoines is back in Montréal thanks to a partnership with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée. Starting at Galerie Les 3C in LaSalle on October 26, 2017, this circulation will eventually lead the exhibition to Maison de la culture de Mercier and Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles. This tour is an opportunity to pursue with the Montreal public the reflections on art, health, memory, light and well-being raised by Yann Pocreau.

The exhibition

Over the past years, Yann Pocreau has had the unique opportunity to witness the construction of the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Under the Art and Architecture Integration Policy, he has been developing a process-driven work there that will culminate in 2021 in the form of a book. For over three years, he has also been accompanying his mother on her visits to the CHUM, where she is being treated for dementia. In the dual situation that has become his day-to-day reality, one thing has emerged clearly: the imperative to reflect, as an artist, on the hospital environment and the notions of heritage it conjures. The starting point of this exhibition is the disappearance of the existing Hôpital Saint-Luc, a component of the CHUM that will soon be dismantled and replaced by a new building. Hospital architecture is part of the project’s theme, but its main focus is our sometimes paradoxical attachment to these places that shape our lives and our relationships to birth, health and death – and, above all, to the friends and relations who at some point we are obliged by love to chaperone, often repeatedly.

The exhibition Patrimoines presents new installations composed of recycled elements taken from the Hôpital Saint-Luc, including part of a hospital room, light bulbs, furniture, a few other artifacts and photographs. The exhibition is the product of a residency at Galerie de l’UQAM, lengthy discussions, fascinating encounters and a number of collaborations. For example, artist and filmmaker Anna Lupien has joined Pocreau as co-director of a video portrait of the hugely inspiring Auriette Breton, head nurse and doyenne of the Saint-Luc staff. This exhibition, which follows the hospital’s replacement and the inauguration of the new CHUM, will nourish a collective reflection on the symbolic significance of the hospital milieu and the human relations it invokes.

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Yann Pocreau. Patrimoines is a touring exhibition presented by the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée, created and produced by Galerie de l’UQAM.


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