MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Several exciting exhibitions will be coming to the Galerie de l'UQAM during the winter term. Anti-establishment disobedience in the group show The Disorderless of Things; Marie-Eve Martel's reflections on the values transmitted by architecture; Aude Moreau's exploration of the socio-economic and political parameters of the city; and upcoming talents in Passage à découvert 2015.
January 9 to February 14, 2015
Opening: January 8, 5:30 pm
- The Disorderless of Things
Edith Brunette, Michel de Broin, Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, Mathieu Lefevre, Emmanuelle Léonard, Christine Major, Maria Marshall, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith et Rafael Ortega, Pilvi Takala, Rosemarie Trockel
Curators: Marie-Ève Charron et Thérèse St-Gelais
This exhibition gathers works around the question of disobedience and disorder, both in relation to its inherent democratic dimension and its challenging of certain authorities and conventions. This project's interest resides in its presentation of works which position themselves as sites of resistance, where counter-powers are embodied in a more or less metaphorical way.
- Marie-Eve Martel. Transcender l'architecture
Graduating master's student in visual and media arts, UQAM
The artist creates a poetic and philosophical dialogue on the nature of a "place of knowledge" through the study of two very different buildings: Walden Pond (Concord, MA), the rustic cabin in the woods, inspired by Henry David Thoreau's book Walden, and the modern Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University (New Haven, CT). By contrasting these two places, the artist questions the way we build an existential, social/political order through architecture, as she explores the psychological impact of this physical construct, and the relationship between "subconscious" places and the "poetics of space".
March 6 to April 11, 2015
Opening: 5 mars, 5:30 pm
- Aude Moreau. La nuit politique
Curator: Louise Déry
This major exhibition by the multidisciplinary artist Aude Moreau is structured around a project trilogy in progress since 2009 that involves urban space and architecture. The artist focused on the panoramas of Montreal, New York and Los Angeles in order to explore the socio-economic and political parameters that regulate, organize and compartmentalize the human interests of the city. Photographs, videos and simulation models divert these cities' iconic architectures, the high-rises, through the inscription of words and graphic signs that change their semantic value. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist's first monographic publication.
April 24 to May 9, 2015
Opening: Thursday, April 23, 5:30 pm
- Passage à découvert 2015
Graduating students in visual and media arts (BFA), UQAM
Passage à découvert is an opportunity to discover the works of tomorrow's contemporary artists and teachers who will take their place in museums, galleries and schools. The exhibition illustrates the students' creative vitality, curiosity and freedom and bears witness to recent graduates' professionalism and the excitement that their projects stirs up. Presented each year, this exhibition also reveals the wealth and diversity of the programs offered by the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, which favours a pluridisciplinary education.
- The Painting Project
A Snapshot of Painting in Canada
Curator: Julie Bélisle
Produced by the Galerie de l'UQAM and exhibited online at the Virtual Museum of Canada
Presented as part of the Virtual Museum of Canada, an initiative of Canadian Heritage, The Painting Project includes sixty works by as many artists. Supported by extensive research, it sketches the outlines of current artistic practice in Canada and provides insightful commentary.
Guided tours of the exhibition and Tours of public art on the campus:
Available any time. Reservations required. Julie Bélisle, 514-987-3000, ext. 1424, or [email protected]
Address and Opening Hours
Galerie de l'UQAM
Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Room J-R120
1400 Berri, corner of Sainte-Catherine East, Montreal
Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Phone: 514 987-8421
High-resolution photo: http://salledepresse.uqam.ca/photos.html, under "Galerie de l'UQAM"
For further information: Maude N. Béland, Press Relations Officer, Press Relations and Special Events Division, UQAM Communications Service, Phone: 514 987-3000, ext. 1707, [email protected], twitter.com/MaudeNBeland , www.salledepresse.uqam.ca