Aude Moreau. The Political Nightfall
Authors: Louise Déry, Fabrizio Gallanti, Kevin Muhlen
Artist: Aude Moreau
2015, 104 p., hardcover
Colour illustrations, 21 x 27 cm
French / English
Table of content
Graphic design: Makara
© Aude Moreau, the authors, Galerie de l’UQAM
The photographic, film and sound works of Aude Moreau cast a hitherto unexampled light on the North American city, with its modernist grid, its towers soaring to breathtaking heights, its illuminated logos speaking the language of the multinationals, its solids that box us in, its voids that provide an exit. Because the artist embeds film in architecture, writing in glass, politics in economics, transparency in opacity, indeed the private in the public, she deflects and refashions the iconography of these often stereotypical urban images, whose future shows no way around the gathering political darkness. The publication heavily features Aude Moreau’s last film, THE END in the Background of Hollywood, shot by helicopter over Los Angeles, with some twin towers conveying a powerful end-of-the-world message.
Aude Moreau has developed a practice that encompasses her dual training in scenography and the visual arts. Whether with concepts painstakingly developed over several years to produce ambitious installations, films and photographs, or material interventions in an exhibition context, like her famous sugar carpets, Aude Moreau focuses a relevant, critical gaze upon showbiz society, the privatization of the public space, and the domination of the State by economic powers in today’s world. Her work has been shown in Quebec, France, the United States and Luxembourg. Aude Moreau has a Master’s in Visual Arts and Media from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2011), as well as the Powerhouse Prize from La Centrale (2011). Aude Moreau is represented by galerie antoine ertaskiran in Montreal.
The publication accompanies the exhibition of the same title, curated by Louise Déry. It is produced by the Galerie de l’UQAM in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg and The Power Plant in Toronto.
The Power Plant, Toronto
January 30, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
September 24, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Centre culturel canadien, Paris
September 25, 2015 - January 13, 2016
Galerie de l'UQAM
March 6, 2015 - April 11, 2015