2019_Wyse-pDana Wyse, Instant Québécois Accent, 2010, plastic bags, pills, print on cardboard. Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’UQAM, Petite collection (PC2015.12)

Dana Wyse. Peculiar Prescriptions

Curator: Philippe Dumaine

Exhibition by Galerie de l’UQAM presented at Maison théâtre, Montréal

February 8-17, 2019 

In the context of the representations of Marco bleu

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While remedies are usually used to cure diseases, Canadian artist Dana Wyse offers a series of pills allowing who ingests them to extend their powers and abilities. Do you want to understand complex mathematics instantly? Become a professional photographer? Are you dying to remember your dreams? Or would you like to contact UFOs? Dana Wyse has the medicine for you! From her studio-apartment, the artist creates pills with multiple effects, and packs them into bags borrowing imagery from 1960s advertising. Although bursting with humor, the prescriptions of Dana Wyse reveal the anxieties and fantasies of contemporary society.

The exhibition Dana Wyse. Peculiar Prescriptions is organized by Galerie de l’UQAM, and the works are from the Petite Collection, a cabinet of curiosities from the Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’UQAM, composed of multiple objects produced by artists, most often in limited editions. It is presented as part of the performances of the play Marco bleu at Maison théâtre.

The exhibition is accessible during performances (February 8-17) and during the opening hours of the box office:
Monday, 10 a.m. - noon + 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon + 1 - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 :30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Support provided by


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Canada Council for the Arts Canada Council for the Arts


Université du Québec à Montréal
1400, Rue Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120
Montréal, Québec
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission