La Petite collection. Grandeur et splendeur

Curators: Anne Philippon, Pascale Tremblay

Artists: Jean-Pierre Aubé, John Baldessari, Mathieu Beauséjour, BGL, Dominique Blain, Eli Bornowsky, Bernhard Cella, Cranfield & Slade, Wim Delvoye, Pierre Dorion, Michael Durmontier, Paul Dutton, Neil Farber, Jérôme Fortin, Gilbert & George, Raymond Gervais, Guerrilla Girls, Ulrike Haage, Jenny Holzer, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Myriam Laplante, Micah Lexier, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Louise Odes Neaderland, Daniel Olson, Yoko Ono, John Oswald, Jean-François Proulx, Nathalie Quagliotto, Pipilotti Rist, Michael Snow, Nancy Spero, Ben Vautier, Lawrence Weiner, Dana Wyse

February 23, 2013 - March 23, 2013

Opening: February 22, 2013, 5:30 pm

The Galerie de l’UQAM is currently developing a project to mount a cabinet of curiosities called La Petite Collection. This will be made up of an assortment of multiple objects made by artists, most of which will be limited editions. Proposed in 2009, this idea grew out of a scientific and museological approach that aims to highlight and promote the collection’s academic research vocation. Putting together a contemporary cabinet of curiosities—primarily focused on numbered and signed objects—fulfills the desire to constitute a body of research that will stimulate reflection on new exhibition modes and welcome different types of objects so as to explore novel collection avenues in an original manner. Moreover, it will draw attention to the processes used by a number of contemporary artists, and represent the practices of nationally and internationally renown artists.