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Exhibition presented at Galerie de l’UQAM and Cinémathèque québécoise, organized and circulated by Jeu de Paume, Paris

Curator: Georges Didi-Huberman

Galerie de l’UQAM: September 7 – November 24, 2018
Cinémathèque québécoise: September 7 – November 4, 2018

Opening: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


Uprisings is a cross-disciplinary exhibition on the theme of collective emotions and also political events where they involve crowds of people in revolt. It will be about social disorder, political agitation, uprisings, rebellions, revolts, revolutions, racket and riots – disturbances of all kinds. In order to anchor the project in the Canadian historical and political context, the Montréal version of the exhibition will be enhanced with archives, press photos and contemporary works by Quebec and Canadian artists.

Uprisings interrogates the notion of the representation of the peoples in both the aesthetic and the political senses of the word "representation". The exhibition is based on theoretical and historiographical work carried out by Georges Didi-Huberman over a number of years, notably in a series of books entitled L’œil de l’histoire [The Eye of History], the later volumes of which deal with the question of "peoples on display", and with emotion – given that emotion needs to be included in a work of political anthropology. The notion of uprising will be dealt with through various media: writers’ manuscripts, paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, and films.



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The exhibition Uprisings is organized by Jeu de Paume, Paris, and realized by Galerie de l’UQAM in collaboration with Cinémathèque québécoise for the presentation in Montréal, and with the participation of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, MUNTREF - Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, SESC São Paulo, MUAC - Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo - UNAM, Mexico City.


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Uprisings is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.


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