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Art Matters 2018: Blueprints

Artists:

Curators/Commissaires: Alexia McKindsey, Jose Guillermo Garcia Sierra

Guillaume Saur
Carlo Polidoro Lopez
Mel Arsenault
Laurence Thériault-Lainé
Maggy Hamel-Metsos
Laura Simard-Lemaire
Claude Labrèche-Lemay

DATES:

March/mars 5th, 2018 – March/mars 16th, 2018

VERNISSAGE:

March/mars 7th
18h – 21h

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This event is presented in collaboration with Festival Art Souterrain/ Cet événement est présentée en collaboration avec Festival Art Souterrain

The relationship between the artist and their work is directly guided by and linked with the passage of time. It is impossible to set an exact point where a tangible material becomes art. This process of transformation occurs on an individual basis unique to the artist; a performance guiding a material object into something of its own that is then characterized as art. The beginning and end of the piece are events that will forever remain in flux: an ambiguous timeline.

La relation entre l’artiste et son travail est directement liée et guidée par le passage du temps. Il est impossible de déterminer le moment exact où le tangible devient art. Ce processus de transformation se produit sur une base individuelle qui est unique à chaque artiste: il s’agit d’une performance au cours de laquelle l’objet matérialisé devient un phénomène unique qui sera caractérisé comme de l’art. Le début et la fin de la pièce sont des événements qui resteront à jamais en flottement : une chronologie ambiguë.

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Documentation:

Des espaces autres

Artists:

Gabrielle Auclair
Laila Hamouda
Laura Toma
Monika Kraska
Nabil Azab
Thomas Breault

DATES:

February/février 5th, 2018 – March/mars 2nd, 2018

VERNISSAGE:

February/février 6th
18h – 20h

‘Des espaces autres’, or ‘Heterotopias’, refers to what Foucault describes as “a placeless place” – a site that gains context only in relation to its surroundings, and which serves a precise function in a given society. Although the multiplicity of these spaces allows for a globally connected world, there are those who are excluded, or vice versa – those who are confined – by the spaces they call home.

In a three-week long exhibition, the artists in this show reflect on what it means to be in-between spaces, in a state of flux, and amongst a complex geopolitical history.

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Documentation:

Two hands, touching

Artists:

Dion Smith-Dokkie
Ellyn Woods
Emily Macdonald
Maggy Hamel-Metsos
Natasha Molinari
Negar Nakhai

DATES:

January/janvier 15th – February/février 2nd, 2018

VERNISSAGE:

January/janvier 16th
18h – 20h

The works in this show beg the viewer to embrace their sense of touch by incorporating a range of highly sensual, textured imagery. Pulling from their own embodied experiences, these artists seek to explore how this oft-forgotten sense has contributed to our modern modes of communication and commerce. What are implications of mixing corporal/corporate bodies – and what effect does this have on human intimacy, particularly for women and other marginalized peoples? In this new age of human connectivity, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a handshake, a gentle caress, and a chokehold.

PHOTO: “Just-So” Natasha Molinari (2017), Silicone, paper, graphite, conte, glass, rose, water