Archive for the quebec art Tag

Review: The Quebec Triennale 2011

The Work Ahead of Us The Québec Triennial 2011 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 7 October 2011 – 3 January 2012 This review is by Kingston, Ontario-based VoCA contributor Catherine Toews. Claudie Gagnon, Tableaux (To Beauty) (video still), 2011. Vidéogramme, son, environ 20 min. Collection de l’artiste. Image: macm.org I had the good fortune of visiting and writing
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Meanwhile, in Montreal…

Three artists – all women – have been awarded prizes by the City of Montreal. Alana Riley, At the Blackwatch, 2004-2007. Image: redbull381projects.com Alana Riley is an artist whose work I’ve been keeping an eye on.  She has won the Prix Pierre-Ayot, which is presented by the city in collaboration with the Art Dealers Association (AGAC), to an artist under
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2 Exhibitions, 1 Festival: Vancouver, Quebec

Above and Below July 18 – 12 September, 2009 Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University Sherbrooke, Quebec Penelope Stewart, Cloche, 2008. 12′ x 10′ double photograph ( on vinyl), in the woods. Image: penelopestewart.ca

NUIT BLANCHE MONTREAL: Part Two

Montreal’s Nuit Blanche is a night of arts, culture and entertainment that takes place in the middle of a week-long Montreal High Lights Festival, which runs from February 19 – 1 March 1, 2009. Nuit Blanche takes place from the evening of February 28 through the morning of Sunday, March 1. The event is divded into zones – Click HERE
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VoCA Recommends…Jeppe Hein, Jon Sasaki, Tonik, Patrick Bernatchez

Jeppe Hein The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver January 30 – March 29, 2009 Jeppe Hein, Moving Neon Cube, 2004. Image: euroassistance.com This is Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s first exhibition in Canada. His work often appears Minimalist, but then goes on to engage the viewer in surprising ways, reminding us of Max Dean’s robotic chair and other pieces. Jeppe Hein trained
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News: Playwright Wajdi Mouawad’s Letter to Stephen Harper

Playwright Wajdi Mouawad. Image: ledevoir.com From Wajdi Mouawad, Governor General Award-winning Canadian playwright; Knight of the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres, France; Artistic Director of French Theatre, The National Arts Centre of Canada. Originally published in the Montreal paper Le Devoir. Monsieur le premier ministre, We are neighbours. We work across the street from one another. You are
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VoCA loves…Quebec (Part Two)

6. MASSIMO GUERRERA: DARBORAL 26 juin au 31 août, 2008 Quartier Ephemere/Fonderie Darling “Darboral s’articule autour de plates-formes artistiques et spirituelles, qui invitent le visiteur à prendre part à différents rituels. Partages de nourriture à l’occasion de repas et suçage de noyaux, ateliers de créativité lors de moulages corporels et adaptation de prothèses, prise de conscience des modes d’ouverture physique
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VoCA loves…Quebec (Part One)

The Quebec art scene is ON FIRE. La Belle Province is home to the country’s most exciting artists, many of which are included in the excellent Quebec Triennale at the MAC in Montreal. Montreal also hosted the recent IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) congress in May, which brought international curatorial eyes to the city thanks to Chantal
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