ce qui du monde se prélève permet à l’œil de s’ouvrir

Virtual presentation of an exhibition meant to be shown in the gallery space

Curator: Collectif 20

Artists: Maude Arès, Amélie Proulx, Giorgia Volpe, Shabnam Zeraati

April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

ce qui du monde se prélève permet à l’œil de s’ouvrir is an exhibition created by Collectif 20, which brings together artists Maude Arès, Amélie Proulx, Giorgia Volpe and Shabnam Zeraati. Each of their work questions the bonds between different forms of living and non-living. Their sensitive practices that focus on fragility explore a variety of approaches: creating micro-universes that act as isolated and precarious ecosystems, combining hybrid forms that enact scenes of various morphologies of the living, or creating forms that attest to the ever-changing construction of identities through their occupation of space.

Initially meant to be shown in the gallery space, the project has taken a digital turn in the context of COVID-19. An exhibition catalogue, quiz, videos and more are available online on Galerie de l’UQAM’s website and social media accounts.


Collectif 20 is a group of 19 students from UQAM’s Département d’histoire de l’art that constitute a curatorial collective alongside Véronique Leblanc, lecturer and curator, as part of the Organisation d’une exposition class.

Members of Collectif 20: Salam Abi Raad, Galadriel Avon, Camille Bourgeois, Florence Brissette, Daphnée Cardinal, Charlotte Dion-Gagnon, Marie-Hélène Durocher, Charline Giroud, Axelle Chevalier-Héroux, Camila Kurte-Casanova, Tess Lamy, Béatrice Larochelle, Mylène Landry, Véronique Leblanc, Carla Mathias De Simone, Nicolas Maheu, Julien Mau, Valérie Patry, Rachida Said, Jonathan Tourangeau

Video introduction

Video tour