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Gallery 1
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 Launches, new publication: ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!

Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
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Gallery 2
Jo-Anne Balcaen
from April 13th 2019 to June 15th 2019

With Dynamique interne/ Internal Dynamics, Jo-Anne Balcaen presents a series of photographs produced during a six-month residency in New York in 2014-2015. Balcaen proposes a critical analysis of the art system and of the homogeneousness of commercial New York gallery spaces. Appropriating the spaces, she aim to capture what lies behind the institutional curtain: the interior snapshots attempt to show the opacity of the machinery behind the art world, hidden aspects of gallery work, the power relationships. Each photograph stages the physical and psychological barriers between the gallery’s public space and its restricted areas: office entrances, blocked hallways, and doors marked “PRIVATE.”
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Adam Basanta
from April 13th 2019 to June 15th 2019

Adam Basanta’s solo exhibition, A Large Inscription / A Great Noise, brings together two kinetic sound installations featuring automated microphones that attempt to draw a circle on the gravel-covered ground. By the same token, Basanta suggests a reflection on the circle, a major natural form without beginning or end. Each work articulates a tension between the conceptual origin of the circle, as perfect geometric form, and its material limitations. The gallery will thus be occupied by imperfect circular traces left by automatons that produce textured, ambient sound.
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Pavitra Wickramasinghe et les souriceaux
from March 14th 2019 to May 17th 2019
Youth Exhibition_at the Sourithèque

OPTICA + La Sourithèque
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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