2019_Lattente-Workers-pK. Deepika, A. Kameshwaran, M. Sinduja, A. Thalamuthu, K. Padmapriya, Workers of the World… Relax!, 2016, graffiti on canvas, 152.4 x 121.9 cm. Photo: K. Narendran

L'attente

Curator: Fabrizio Gallanti

Artists: Jeremy Deller, K. Deepika, A. Kameshwaran, M. Sinduja, A. Thalamuthu and K. Padmapriya, Jean-Maxime Dufresne and Virginie Laganière, Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki, Emmanuelle Léonard, Alain Parent

January 11 - February 23, 2019 

Opening: Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m.

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The exhibition L’attente is an exploration of an essential aspect of time, often a source of anxiety, which occupies a central place in our lives. Many artists have attempted to probe the nature of waiting in various ways and to capture some of its fragments. A common experience, waiting also often marks the organisation or absence of work. Combining existing works, archival documents and new creations, L’attente is a conversation and a reflection on this particular aspect of time, which is both common and complex. In these artists’ examination of these questions, the exhibition recognizes not only a capacity for analysis and construction linked to the aesthetic experience, but also a potential for subversion and resistance.

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2019_Zelli-gLeila Zelli, Terrain de jeux, 2018, still from the animation, colour, sound, 10 s

Leila Zelli. Terrain de jeux

Graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM

January 11 - February 23, 2019 

Opening: Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m.

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Our view and grasp of images is shaped by our particular cultural preconceptions, knowledge, experiences and beliefs, which constitute a singular vision of the world. As a result, no image can ever be understood in one single way, as it is viewed through the kaleidoscope of human perception. And yet, every day, we see hundreds, if not thousands of images on TV, on the Internet, on social networks, in the street and in archives, and we take for granted that our view of them is “accurate”. Some of these quotidian images, representing situations of war, are replayed here in installation form, asking us to question our view of “other” and “elsewhere”.


2019_Salledesmaquettes-Lavoie-gRaymond Lavoie, Salle des maquettes (version 2), 1995, acrylic on canvas, 274 x 660 cm (18 elements of variable dimensions). Collection d’oeuvres d’art de l’UQAM (2007.7.1-18)

Salle des maquettes

Curator: Anne Philippon

March 8 - April 13, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.

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The exhibition Salle des maquettes brings together works from the Collection d’oeuvres d’art de l’UQAM that reflect the modelling of artistic practice. Manifested in various forms, this working process,  a progression over time, can be identified by both the topics addressed and the conceptual methodology that supports its execution. Although models, sketches, preparatory drawings and notebooks are concrete examples that reveal the beginnings of a project, details and patterns that characterize the work also feature here. This study of the relationship between projects that serve as a springboard for other projects reveals the importance of research and reflection in the work of several artists from the University’s collection.

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2019_Bortuzzo-gNans Bortuzzo, 5Ws (detail), 2018, installation, digital print, variable dimensions

Nans Bortuzzo. 5Ws

Graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM

March 8 - April 13, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.

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Our personal information is now disseminated on the Internet, on social networks and in databases, and across borders. Our dependence on new technologies is resulting in the disappearance of our private sphere. The traces we leave on the Internet offer direct access to our most intimate thoughts. 5Ws is an attempt to reveal these traces from a digital archive containing the Internet queries and browsing history of more than half a million Americans. This data was recorded in 2016 without the users' knowledge and was anonymized before being published for research. The exhibition assembles a corpus of these queries encompassing personal realities. Both serious and frivolous, they bear witness to social issues and reflect the concerns of American society. By setting up a continuous play between past and present, individual and collective, Nans Bortuzzo raises broader questions on today’s America.


2019_Passage-gExhibition view, Passage à découvert 2018, Galerie de l’UQAM

Passage à découvert 2019

Graduating students in visual and media arts (BFA), UQAM

April 26 - May 4, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, April 25, 5:30 p.m.

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Passage à découvert is an opportunity to discover the work of contemporary artists and teachers who will occupy our museums, galleries and schools in the future. The exhibition illustrates the creative energy, curiosity and freedom of these graduating students and demonstrates their professionalism as well as the enthusiasm generated by their projects. An annual event, this exhibition also highlights the richness and diversity of the programs offered by the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, which fosters multidisciplinary training.


2019_OMBB-Golding-gAmartey Golding, Chainmail, 2016, film still

Over My Black Body

Curators: Eunice Bélidor, Anaïs Castro

Artists: Nakeya Brown, Stanley Février, Erika DeFreitas, Amartey Golding

May 17 - June 22, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.

This exhibition is presented as part UQAM’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Over My Black Body is a collaborative project that was born through a sustained conversation between Eunice Bélidor and Anaïs Castro, as they observed the various ways in which the black body is codified in our contemporary societies. Through this ongoing dialogue, an exhibition was created to recognize the struggles against the control of the black body, to assert the rejection of the costumes imposed on it, and to denounce the impunity granted to institutionalized violence. Over My Black Body is an evolving project that will continue to take different forms and to reach different audiences. Its first iteration took place in Berlin in July 2018. At Galerie de l’UQAM, the exhibition will encourage the public to reflect on the many codes that harm the black body in our society. Despite the political nature of the works, the artists still manage to celebrate black culture, in its North American and British manifestations, using cultural codes in a playful and provocative manner.

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2019_Ares-gMaude Arès, Tournage débutant par la poudre d’une craie bleue (detail), 2017, Éliot le pêcheur, Le bâton de bois taillé et sa larme bleue, dried petals, sea wood, corkscrew-shaped bean, polished stone, Kevin's protective foam, pinecone, collar parcel from a black dress. Photo: Samuel Trudelle-Gendron

Maude Arès. J'aime être entourée de bacs d'eau qui s'évapore

Graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM

May 17 - June 22, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.

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J’aime être entourée de bacs d’eau qui s’évapore portrays a tiny universe composed of fragmented, fragile materials. The installation consists of a large table on which is deposited a collection of anodyne found objects as well as a series of slender, delicate little sculptures. During the exhibition, Maude Arès will move these small objects in a play of balance and displacement. The sculptures will then be used as extensions allowing slow, risky manipulations of the displayed materials. Exploring breakage, crumbling, shrinking, union and entanglement, attention is focused on the relationships, movements and transformations of matter. The sculptures and interventions of the artist are in perpetual change, perceptible on different dimensional and temporal scales. By observing and listening attentively, we are able to note the details that comprise the totality of this miniature world. Through an exploration of precariousness and vulnerability, Maude Arès seeks to deploy the power of fragility.




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GALERIE DE L’UQAM

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