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Gallery 1
Claudia Bernal, Christine Brault, Constanza Camelo, Livia Daza-Paris, Maria Ezcurra, Helena Martin Franco, Giorgia Volpe
Commissaire | Curator | Curadora : Nuria Carton de Grammont

from January 18th 2020 to March 21st 2020
Un dos tres por mí y mis compañeras

Opening: January 18,2020 3pm to 6pm
Performance from Christine Brault
ApareSer (AparÊtre), 2019-2020, January 18, 2020 at 4 pm, duration of 1 hour 30
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Gallery 2
Karen Tam
Artiste à l'école

from September 29th 2019 to January 31st 2020
Exhibition of students in the second cycle of primary school at Saint-Arsène school, around the work of Karen Tam

As part of the Artist at School program developed since 2014 by the OPTICA center, artist Karen Tam developed a series of workshops with students of second cycle of primary elementary school from Saint-Arsène school.
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Sayak Valencia
from March 12th 2020 to March 12th 2020
Lecture: The Body and Violence as Mass Media Language in Gore Capitalism

During this presentation, Sayak Valencia will discuss what Gore Capitalism is and how it becomes Snuff politics in the borderlands. She will use examples of the ways that audiovisual devices and virtual social networks challenge and reshape the regime of truth, producing a bio-hyper-mediated subjectivity. She will also consider the ways that the contemporary body has become a platform for the production of a new media-disseminated common sense, leading to marked changes in subjectivity. Valencia will analyze trends, fashions, cultural appropriations, and corporeal appropriations that go viral and crystallize in diverse bodies and demonstrate the influence of virtual networks in the construction of the material world.
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Avec / With Sophie Bélair Clément, Rebecca Belmore, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Marie-Ève Charron, Sorel Cohen, Raphaëlle de Groot, Philippe Dumaine, Vera Frenkel, Andrea Geyer, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Clara Gutsche, Rashid Johnson, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Suzy Lake, arkadi lavoie lachapelle, Maryse Larivière, Emmanuelle Léonard, Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Wanda Nanibush, Abdi Osman, Camal Pirbhai, Claire Savoie, Johanne Sloan, Jana Sterbak, Thérèse St-Gelais, Camille Turner, Rinaldo Walcott, Giovanna Zapperi.
from March 15th 2019 to March 23rd 2019
Montreal and Toronto Launched, new publication: ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!

Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
Montreal and Toronto book launches
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Directrices du projet : Lynn Hughes, Marie-Josée Lafortune.
Auteurs : Lynne Bell, Joan Borsa, Tim Clark, Curtis J. Collins, Jean Dubois, Guy Sioui Durand, Vera Frenkel, Amy Gogarty, Nicole Jolicoeur, Johanne Lamoureux, Patrice Loubier, Mireille Perron, Christine Ross. Lynn Hugues, Marie-Josée Lafortune (préface).

December 19th 2019

Published in 2001 by OPTICA, centre d'art contemporain, the book Creative Con/Fusions : Interdisciplinary Practices in Contemporary Art is now available in its entirety in a digital version. It will also be possible to consult it in the collections of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and e-artexte. The volume addresses questions about the multidisciplinary approach that remain current and that over the years have become more assertive.
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Maria Ezcurra
from February 29th 2020 to February 29th 2020
Nuit Blanche: DIY Pins, keychains and masks with Maria Ezcurra

As part of the Nuit Blanche 2020, OPTICA offers a series of activities!


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Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories

Optica, Montreal, 2019.
160 p., 15,8 x 23,18 cm.
ISBN 978-2-922085-15-0
Texts in French and English
35$ or 42.74$ shipping included