2018

John Heward

Jean-François Lauda

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

“They are bits of idleness, therefore of extreme elegance; as though after writing—a highly erotic act—came sexual exhaustion: an item of clothing fallen in a corner of the page.” Roland Barthes “Hold onto the silver cord” Agnes Martin would advise…

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Curator : Ji-Yoon Han

Throughout the fall, titles from Montreal-based publishing house Anteism are presented at the Darling Foundry’s Reading Platform. Books are available for retail at the reception desk of the gallery. Anteism focuses chiefly on special editions exploring…

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Throughout the summer, the titles of Montreal's publishing house Le laps are presented at the Darling Foundry's Reading Platform. The books are available on site and offered for sale at the reception desk of the gallery.   Titles: Daïchi Saïto, Moving…

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Catherine Landry Gabriel Lapierre

Curator : Cécilia Enault

What if the action was an end in itself and not only a means? Conceived by Catherine Landry and Gabriel Lapierre, Générateur spectaculaire comes alive through performances in which the two artists progressively destroy the result of their own labour.…

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Curator : Elsa Werth

In conjunction with its summer exhibitions and programming of 2018 Place Publique, the Darling Foundry presents a project by Elsa Werth entitled Potentiels évoqués visuels in the gallery's lobby.  Potentiels évoqués visuels is a travelling exhibition…

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Joshua Schwebel

Curator : Esther Bourdages

“Memory, for him, was a living material, not a ‘duty,’ and even less a petrified, fetishized object.”1 Joshua Schwebel’s exhibition in the Darling Foundry’s small gallery was conceived during a research residency that he undertook in 2015 at the Tadeusz…

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Marco Godinho

Curator : Kevin Muhlen

With the multifaceted work Notes sur cette terre qui respire le feu [Notes on this earth breathing fire] (2017), presented in the Darling Foundry’s Main Hall, Marco Godinho immerses spectators in the spectacular and majestic universe of the Etna volcano…

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Curator : Caroline Andrieux

The title of this group exhibition, Drinkers of Quintessences, is taken from Charles Baudelaire’s poem Loss of a Halo in which the author relates the experience of an artist who inadvertently lost his distinctive attribute but ends up accommodating this…

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2017

Gilbert Boyer

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Permis10h57 is a site-specific work by Montreal artist Gilbert Boyer that deals with the subject of our urban structure and the pedestrians who walk through it. Installed on around fifty street lamps, blending like a chameleon into the street furniture…

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Gilbert Boyer

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

CLUES TO SOMETHING ON THE CUSP OF DISAPPEARING     Permis10h57 is an in situ work by Montreal artist Gilbert Boyer, whose subject and object are both the urban fabric and the pedestrians who walk through it.  Blending in, chameleon-like, with existing…

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ERIN SHIRREFF

Curator : Ami Barak

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image (formerly Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal) presents, in collaboration with the Darling Foundry, Erin Shirreff– Concrete Buildings In order to distinguish what is proper to objects from that which pertains to interpretation,…

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Antoine Caron

Curator : Théo Gorin

Emerging artist Antoine Caron examines the society around him and how it is collectively represented by placing his works, their viewers, and their environment in a situation of dialogue. Transfiguring everyday objects by deconstructing how they are usually…

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Curator : Maud Jacquin, Sébastien Pluot et les membres d'Art By Translation

ARTISTES : A CONSTRUCTED WORLD, TYLER COBURN & BYRON PETERS,STEPHANE DEGOUTIN & GWENOLA WAGON, NICOLE FOURNIER, JEFF GUESS, MARTIN HOWSE, NORMAN C. KAPLAN, ALLAN KAPROW, JONATHON KEATS, ALISON KNOWLES, LOU-MARIA LE BRUSQ, AURÉLIE PÉTREL, JOSHUA SCHWEBEL…

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Nicole Fournier

Nicole Fournier's artistic practice is based on interdisciplinarity, weaving together aspects of public art, participatory performance, collaboration, cultural mediation and ecovention.  The concept of ecovention applies to an intervention in eco-art,…

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Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Curator : Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

Marie-Michelle Deschamps’s fascination with languages, shifts in meaning, handwriting and calligraphy, and the materials of language – graphite, paper as support, or voice as organ – naturally led her toward the figure of Louis Wolfson, a linguist with…

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Céline Huyghebaert

– This, is it too transparent or not transparent enough? – Depends on whether you want to show the truth or not. – What does truth look like? – It’s in between appearing and disappearing. Jean-Luc Godard, Détective   Comme tout le monde, les choses…

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David Arseneau

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

David Arseneau’s current work, SUPER F13 PART 1 TO PART 12 REDESIGN, recaptures a youthful undercurrent. Reflected in his choice of media and subject matter as well as in his compulsive treatment of them, Arseneau’s interest in the 1980s grotesque horror…

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Dineo Seshee Bopape

Curator : Dominique Fontaine

and- in. the light of this.______ is part of an ongoing inquiry for Dineo Seshee Bopape to explore the concept of sovereignty - land, body and self-sovereignty - and the metaphysics of nothingness through an exploration of ideas and forms of containment…

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2016

Julie Favreau

Curator : Marie Frampier

Performances: Volmir Cordeiro (Brazil), Emily Wardill (United Kingdom), Adva Zakaï (Israel/Belgium) Julie Favreau’s work is situated between the visual and performing arts. It mixes video installations, sculptures and photographs shown in galleries as…

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Sarah Greig

Picture Transition (Display Camera) Picture Transition (Unfixed Form) is a work in situ at Darling Foundry, in operation and on view since 2013. The Centre is a particular kind of studio, a blend between private workspace and public engagement, a place…

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Curator : Mathilde Guyon, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

The fruit of a long collaboration between Astérides (Marseille) and Darling Foundry, this co-curated exhibition proposes an interrogation of different gestural languages and a decryption of its communication codes in the work of visual artists from France…

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Catherine Lescarbeau

Curator : Marie-Hélène Leblanc

Several years ago, Catherine Lescarbeau established a fictional department which could operate within various institutions and whose principal object of study is the indoor plant. According to the artist, indoor plants are a kind of natural residue in…

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Ulla Von Brandenburg

Curator : Alexandra Baudelot

In her work over a number of years, German artist Ulla von Brandenburg has developed a visual art practice in which films, performances, sculptures, installations, books, and drawings exist side by side. The apparatuses she employs in both her films and…

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Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Curator : Anne-Marie Saint-Jean Aubre

L* In conversation with Nicole Bachmann (CH), Michelle Lacombe (CA), Rebecca La Marre (CA), Bryan-K. Lamonde (CA), Maude Léonard-Contant (CA/CH), Anne-Marie Proulx (CA), Sarah Rose (UK) and Carl Trahan (CA)Curator: Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre For her exhibition…

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Lorna Bauer

The Soundless Hum by Kevin Rodgers Let us wander through the streets slowly, fuelled by an indefatigable curiosity. By gaudy t-shirts sold near the Panthéon, the secular mausoleum and final resting place for such French luminaries as Voltaire, Victor…

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2015

Acapulco

Mirador, a spectacular work from Acapulco, this year. This piece takes the form of a mountain extending over a large surface of the building facing the Darling Foundry. An entry on the base of the structure delves inside a segment of the landscape and…

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André Fortino

Curator : Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

For his first exhibition in America, French artist, André Fortino, will present the video triptych Hôtel Formes Sauvages (2009-2015), a piece that has been created over the past 5 years. In addition, Fortino will restage a performance piece (Le Corps…

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Roy Meuwissen

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

The news and various artistic languages that recount it make up the subject matter of Roy Meuwissen’s LAT. 17°33′13″N LONG. 99°24′37″W. Basing his work on two student protests that turned tragic in Mexico, in 1968 and 2014, the artist superimposes historical…

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Antoine Nessi

Looking critically at his surroundings while adopting a reflexive and narrative approach, Antoine Nessi raises important questions about specific contemporary contexts. Testifying to a distant past, Antoine Nessi turns the illuminated signs in his work…

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Hajra Waheed

There is no asylum in the sea. No exit, nor reprieve: only an oceanic space that threatens to overwhelm us. And yet, this is what Hajra Waheed’s latest body of work promises us. A suite of twenty-four works mounted to triangular wood supports, Asylum…

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Lieven De Boeck

Curator : Emmanuel Lambion

Presented in coproduction with Cultureel centrum Brugge, Belgium Let Us Be Us, Again and Again, and Always, the first exhibition in America of the Belgian artist Lieven De Boeck, will feature two installations dialoguing together both formally and conceptually.…

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Chih-Chien Wang

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

The Act of Forgetting is the last in a series of exhibitions held over the last two years, marking Chih-Chien Wang’s move towards an emancipation of media, exploring new formats in his incessant quest to tangibly convey the intimacy of human beings through…

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Stephanie Loveless

Curator : jake moore

For Romantic Fantasy is both precursor to and extension of a project called Performance Prescriptions (2009) “an apothecary of actions prescribed for audience-identified ailments”. With Prescriptions, Loveless invited her community to tell her their perceived…

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Since his passig in 2003, the Dar­ling Foundry houses the complete archives and works of the legendary Montréal urban character who was the Great Antonio. School children used to grab onto his dreadloc­ked hair, as he transformed him­self into a “human…

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Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert

Curator : Kevin Muhlen

Modernist architecture immersed in a murky haze, threatening abyssal chasms, video images in black and white crossed by perpetual motion flow, and streaming end of the world experimental tones by Stephen O’Malley, UNGROUND, the multi-layered installation…

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2014

Li Ran

Lawrence Weiner

LAWRENCE WEINER AN ABRIDGEMENT OF AN ABUTMENT TO ON NEAR OR ABOUT THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, 1969 Lawrence Weiner participates in public and private projects and exhibitions, maintaining that art is the empirical fact of the relationships of objects to objects…

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Karen Kraven

Curator : Nicholas Brown

Razzle Dazzle Sis Boom Bah elicits a boisterous form of misdirection. The first half of the exhibition’s title references organized sports and warfare, strategies designed to confuse the opponent through aggressive motion and dramatic flair. Equally boisterous, Sis…

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Curators: Camille Bédard, Marie-France Daignault-Bouchard, Noémie Despland-Lichtert, Shauna Janssen, Chantale Potié, Thomas Strickland In November 2013 the City of Montreal announced a call for proposals to repurpose the Wellington tower into a venue…

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Jean Paul Ganem

For this third collaboration with the Darling Foundry, Jean-Paul Ganem presents Variations, an original green composition in wich the public is invited to enter and which allows for a moment of rural nature within the very urban Griffintown. This time,…

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Christina Zurfluh

Christina Zurfluh’s images provoke a new and different view of painting. Her approach is unconventional, which is proven by her intense play with color, the color fields arranged in stripes and superimposed layers of colors, the traces of footprints and…

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Dora Garcia

Curator : Chantal Pontbriand

The exhibition "Of Crimes and Dreams" unfolds on the backdrop of a series of group conversations in the spring of 2013 at the Montperrin psychiatric hospital in Aix-en-Provence (within the frame of Ateliers de l'EuroMéditerranée - Marseille-Provence 2013,…

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Chris Salter

Behaviors in Light and Sound After Iannis Xenakis Chris Salter in collaboration with Sofian Audry, Marije Baalman, Adam Basanta, Elio Bidinost et Thomas Spier N-Polytope is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting, lasers,…

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Nicolas Lachance

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Curator: Caroline Andrieux An open talk with the artist and the curator will occur on Thursday, March the 20th at 6:00 pm. Framing Smoke/Cadrer la Fumée comes across as a laboratory given over to Nicolas Lachance’s experiments, gathering a set of works…

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Thomas Bégin

Curator : Eric Mattson

Curator: Eric Mattson Concert - performance on Thursday, April the 3rd at 7:30 pm. BYTE BY BYTE is a sound installation that calls on the most basic features of the digital information concept. The work is composed of eight stations, like an archaic…

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2013

Yann Pocreau

For the first time of his career, it is not his own photos Yann Pocreau is showing under the heading of Projections at the Darling Foundry. Instead, he has chosen to draw from the iconography of his personal album a collection of antique postcards of…

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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Curator : Sylvain Campeau

Curator : Sylvain Campeau In all likelihood, all of us have once seen this image of the moon, white on black, in which it appears to us engulfed in shadow, seemingly gnawed halfway by the latter. While the dark side appears to be slowly receding into…

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The Darling Foundry is delighted to be the hub of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal's 13th edition. Eight solo exhibitions and many special events will be presented under its roof : Pascal Dufaux (QC, Canada/France)Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK)Suzy Lake (ON,…

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Virginie Laganière

Curator : Esther Bourdages

Curator : Esther Bourdages Le Vaisseau / Solid Void constructs an environment that casts a critical eye on architectural remnants of the Soviet era or on the influence of the modernism of the 1960s to the 1980s, as testimonies to the scope of the aspirations…

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BGL

Swirls of smoke are floating all summer long over the Darling Foundry’s Place Publique. With its trademark caustic wit, the trio BGL has chosen to take over that space by showing Chicha Muffler, a participatory installation that lures us to attune ourselves…

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Yam Lau

Curator : Alice Jim

Curator : Alice Jim In a corner of a city centre undergoing modernization and gentrification, fraught with conflicting economic scales of living together, a means of voluntary reclusion is on offer via a Chinese scholar’s studio and an apartment residence.…

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Damla Tamer

The text here, I wished, would not think of itself as distributing identity bit by bit, noun by noun to the creature we have at hand here that is the exhibition. The immediate issue that presented itself was what to do without this sort of text, apart…

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Milutin Gubash

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Curator: Caroline Andrieux Milutin Gubash's In Union is a site-specific installation conceived especially for the Darling Foundry's particular space and context. The exhibition draws its strength from several coincidental events in the artist's professional…

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2012

Cities are, by their very nature, in a state of perpetual mutation. Throughout the course of their development and redevelopment, they leave in their wake both ruins of the past and fantasies of the future. Samir Parker, inspired by this chaotic intermeshing,…

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Blue Republic

Objects, that lie in each other’s neighbourhood, even those, who have nothing in common like an old computer monitor and a sink, with a faucet which must have been made of brass, these objects often feel themselves to be a part of the whole, one body,…

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Olivia Boudreau

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Take the sound of the room breathing 1/at dawn 2/ in the morning 3/in the afternoon 4/ in the evening 5/ before dawn Bottle the smell of the room of that particular hour as well.   Yoko Ono[1] The immaterial and the imperceptible are recurrent themes…

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Atelier Kawamata

At the initiative of students of artist and professor Tadashi Kawamata, the Paris School of Fine Arts and Montreal’s Darling Foundry have come together to offer nine young artists the experience of a first residency of one month abroad within a professional…

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Philippe Allard

Justin Duchesneau

Courte-Pointe (Quilt) wraps around the building of the Darling Foundry as though a passing giant had left his bed cover to dry in the sun. This cumbersome mass interferes with the building’s functionality and creates its own environment. A formless, uncanny…

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Jon Knowles

Curator : Vincent Bonin

"There's a mushroom on my eyelid There's a carrot down my back I can see in the distance A vast quantity of beans To you I'm just a flavour To make your stew taste nice Oh my god, here come the onions And - I don't believe it! at least a pound of rice.…

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Guillaume La Brie

Guillaume La Brie uses a stratagem of economy to represent two monuments of art history observing each other despite their own absence in the large industrial hall of the Darling Foundry. The outline of George Washington, placed overhead on a ledge serving…

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Abbas Akhavan

Curator : Andria Hickey

This exhibition is curated by Andria Hickey, Associate Curator at Public Art Fund (New York).   For his first solo exhibition in Montreal at the Darling Foundry, Toronto-based artist Abbas Akhavan will alter the visitor experience of the foundry’s unique…

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Molly O'dwyer

Josée Pedneault

Central to the Les concordances du temps exhibit is a large-scale, video installation conceived as an exploration of the relationship between the practices of two contemporary artists: photographer Josée Pedneault and multidisciplinary artist Molly O’Dwyer.…

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2011

Shilpa Gupta

Curator : Renée Baert

Will we ever be able to mark enough? is Shilpa Gupta's first solo exhibition in Canada. Renee Baert is an independent curator based in Montreal. The exhibition is a co-production of the Darling Foundry and Cargo Curatorial Group Renee Baert Will we ever…

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Alexandre David

Plate-form, a sculpture by Alexander David on the Darling Foundry’s public square, fits somewhere between furniture and architecture. Plate-form deals with man’s mobility, the interactivity he generates, even as it affords the pleasure of experiencing…

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Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Curator: Caroline Andrieux All vision takes place somewhere in tactile space since vision is palpation by the gaze. Maurice Merleau-Ponty Whether it is by their form or by their meanings, the works Mexican artist Ricardo Cuevas is presenting in his…

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Kristina Lee Podesva

Curator: Alissa Firth-Eagland Brown Studies is the first solo exhibition of Vancouver-based artist Kristina Lee Podesva. Curated by Alissa Firth-Eagland, this exhibition Brown Studies features works produced in 2011, of which several were made specifically…

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Pierrick Sorin

Pierrick Sorin became known at the end of the 1980s for his "auto-filmages", short films or videos dealing with daily life. In these burlesque skits, tragi-comic in tone, Sorin plays an anti-hero whose pathetic existence seems to be but a succession of…

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Cod.Act

A polyphonic sculpture measuring eleven metres in diameter, Cycloïd-E comprises a structure of horizontally articulated metal tubes equipped with sound sources and measuring instruments which make them resonate according to their rotations in a succession…

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Nancy Tobin

I am at the heart of a system conceived to slow down time. A performer sits on a single legged stool in the midst of a gallery. She is summoned to each moment; a single lapse in focus means the risk of falling. Two large speakers surround the performer.…

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Kelly Mark

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Exhibition presented in collaboration with Silver Flag Projects Kelly Mark, HB Series: Take 1 / Take 2 / Take 3, 2010 Artist Kelly Mark gets her inspiration from everyday objects and scenes, which she sends up through futile manipulations. At once humorous…

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Alain Paiement

As part of an exchange initiated by the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec and the State of Maharashtra, Matthieu Foss Gallery (Mumbai) and the Darling Foundry (Montreal) offer an exhibition of the Canadian photographer Alain Paiement.…

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Ælab

In situ project in 3 parts Part 1 : production residency in the small gallery, February 16 to March 9. Part 2 : multiprojection at night on the transluscent windows on Prince Street. February 26 to March 5, 6pm to midnight. Launched during Nuit Blanche,…

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2010

Mathieu Latulippe

Curator : Annie Hudon-Laroche

A British physician named Paul Dirac formulated, in 1929, a hypothesis on the existence of anti-electrons, thus introducing the notion of anti-matter: all the constituents of matter— protons, neutrons, electrons— correspond to the equal and opposite mass…

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Lani Maestro

in collaboration with Malcolm Goldstein Lani Maestro had the kindness to let me in on some of the thoughts that had been running through her mind as she prepared her work for Darling Foundry. She told me that its title, L’oubli de l’air—roughly, “the…

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In situ cavalcade   Artists: Virginie Laganière et Jean-Maxime Dufresne (duo, Montreal) Philippe Côté (Montreal), Brandon LaBelle (United States,Germany) Antoine Nessi (France) Carlos Contente (Brazil)   Wide shot series : Ron Terada (Vancouver) Michael…

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Luis Jacob

Curator : Marie Fraser

Curator: Marie Fraser The Darling Foundry is proud to present a solo exhibition surveying the work of Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob, the first chapter of his Canadian tour. Curated by Marie Fraser, the exhibit Luis Jacob: Tableaux Vivants features…

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Curator : Marie Fraser

The Darling Foundry Visual Arts Centre, in collaboration with the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, is pleased to present WHERE IS WHERE? by the Finnish artist EIJA-LIISA AHTILA. This work will be presented as part of an exhibit organized by the…

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2009

Alain Paiement

Presented in coproduction with Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, the exhibit Arrangements d’après nature heralds Alain Paiement’s return to the Montreal art millieu. Discover the artist’s latest artistic endeavors, as both galleries are packed with his…

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Michael Flomen

PLAN LARGE - Interventions artistiques sur des anciens panneaux publicitaires au coeur de la ville. Une coproduction du Mois de la Photo à Montréal. Presented in coproduction with Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal.   Michael Flomen explores light as a…

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Shelley Miller

PLAN LARGE Artistic interventions on lit billboards in the city The work of Shelley Miller reflects her fascination for the adornment of facades and the architecture of buildings. She uses inexpensive materials in her artistic research, moving away…

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Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky

Vancouver-based artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky continue to develop their study of sculpture as a living entity following their previous series producing tinfoil casts of cars. Their work at the Darling Foundry is comprised of mutating sculptures…

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Jana Sterbak

Video installation, 2005 Waiting for High Water invites the spectator to take an amazing walk through Venice at acqua alta. A triptych projection in the Darling Foundry’s large gallery, the images from this experimental video installation were filmed…

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The Icelandic Love Corporation

The Icelandic Love Corporation (ILC) is a group of three artists: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973), Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) and Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971), formed in Reykjavik (Iceland) in 1996. In this exhibition the ILC presents mostly new works, created…

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Michael Robinson

Through a collection of installations and drawings, Throw Genre presents a reflexive exploration of the creative process. This process encompasses both the artist’s journey that yields the final work and the spectator’s interrogation and interpretation…

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2008

Dominique Blais

Curator: Esther Bourdages “Let sounds be themselves”, John Cage French artist Dominique Blais presents Transposition (Variations), an artistic video featuring Montreal-based improv-musician Gordon Allen. Over 26 minutes, Transposition (Variations) focuses…

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Klaus Scherübel

This exhibition – entitled in reference to a text by Robert Morris published in Art Forum in 1970 – presents a group of artworks demystifying the artist’s activities and work places. The exhibition features Klaus Scherübel as the protagonist, in order…

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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Jocelyne Alloucherie’s work presents itself as a landscape in a window… of a windowless building across the street - a trompe l’œil. Trompe l’œils abound, they pervade the very structure of each one of these photographs; one, two, three, more.  Dust3is…

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Jean Paul Ganem

Following up on his 2007 vegetation wall, this year French artist Jean-Paul Ganem uses a new technique to colour and add green to the Darling Foundry’s walls and the street in front. He presents an installation where overgrown vegetation spreads to the…

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Jessica Warboys

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Jessica Warboys works across a range of mediums, predominantly sculpture, performance and film to explore a psychological space. The films and installations are the result of a partly symbolic and intuitive process, concerned with the potential of movement…

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Massimo Guerrera

A Hyphen between the Visible and the Invisible (Darboral), a timeless work by Massimo Guerrera, hinges on artistic and spiritual platforms, inviting the visitor to take part in various rituals. Sharing food at a meal and sucking fruit pits, creativity…

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Sancho Silva

INSTALLATIONS IN-SITU Portuguese artist Sancho Silva, the first to participate in the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency, presents an in situ installation. Probe is a wooden cabin, open to the public, to be built on the empty lot located…

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Charles Stankievech

So it was by the stars you charted your course, asked the Phoenicians?No, said Menippus, it is among the stars themselves I travel.  Obsessed with the last groove of the record, Constellations evolves out of the manufactured silence of the recording…

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Aude Moreau

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Sugar Carpet, a perishable installation in refined, white sugar, uses food as the raw material of the art object, transferring it to an architectural space through a game of role-reversal. This installation creates a confrontation between an industrial…

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2007

Elena Willis

For her latest photographic series Between Natures, young Montreal photographer Elena Willis turned towards the subconscious. By drawing content from her own dreams and those of people close to her, some of which later turned out to be premonitory, the…

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Mathieu Beauséjour

Since 1994, Quartier Éphémère has promptly supported the practice of Mathieu Beauséjour. By developing a "semiotic terrorism" his conceptual work engages others through a redirecting of the object. In the spirit of resistance he approaches controversial…

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Artistes: Rebecca Belmore et Ron Terada PLAN LARGE is presented in collaboration with le Mois de la Photo à Montréal As of October 4th, the 4th edition of PLAN LARGE, a wide opencast photographic gallery, presents two new forceful works, leaving a significant…

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Stan Douglas

Curator : Marie Fraser

Klatsassin (2006) establishes a narrative process that defies the limits of cinematic language. By following a recombinant logic with a multiplicity points of view without beginning or end, the film presents some 850 unrepeating permutations of a murder…

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Jean Paul Ganem

Ombre de Ville as conceived by French artist Jean-Paul Ganem sits at the crossroads between visual arts and installation practice. Reflecting upon the aesthetic function of landscape and the environment the artist utilizes vegetation as the base material…

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Perrine Lievens

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Two and a half dimensions is a singular approach towards the reappropriation of the real by Perrine Lievens. In addition to their elegance, the strength of her works can be found in their capacity to illuminate the intrinsic fragility of objects or subjects…

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Rainer Eisch

In a time where the cinema tends to opt for digital film while abandoning traditional film, Rainer Eisch projects, with the help of a 16mm projector, artificial landscapes created by 3D animation, thus meshing two seemingly antagonistic modes. As in the…

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Jennifer Stillwell

During her stay in Montreal in fall 2006, Winnipeg artist Jennifer Stillwell was impressed by the construction sites along McGill Street up to the road that leads to the Darling Foundry. Numerous obstacles made pedestrian access difficult: to move in…

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2006

Justin Stephens

Painter, Justin Stephens has titled his recent painting and installation series The Success of Waiting. This work immerses the viewer into an eccentric universe, rich in colours and traversed by an aesthetic reminiscent of the carnivalesque. With great…

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Maria José Sheriff

Occasioned by the Darling Foundry's renovation of the artist studios building, Quartier Éphémère invited Maria Sheriff to create a permanent work, framed within Quebec's Ministry of Culture and Communications program to integrate works of art into architecture.…

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Carlos & Jason Sanchez

Natural Selection: Interpretation by artists on billboards in the city

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Elmyna Bouchard

For this presentation, I chose to pin the pieces directly to the wall, as though they still are at the stage of conception. The drawings and engravings are mounted in the manner conceived in the studio: open, lengthening along the wall, responding to…

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Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Light Sensors The fragile installation My darling of Karilee Fuglem subtly engages the industrial architecture of the old foundry. The artist responds to the expansiveness and ampleness of the place with lightness and finesse fluctuating the visible…

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Pierre Bourgault

«Tout part des trajets sur l'eau». Pierre Bourgault Cet énoncé fait «acte» des expériences vertigineuses et jouissives que l'artiste Pierre Bourgault vit lors de ses randonnées sur l'immensité du fleuve St-Laurent. Tout part de cette extase, de cette…

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Joey Morgan

Curator : Manon Blanchette

Pursuing the research she began ten years ago, the artist now examines the theme of the Romantic Condition through surprising digital photographs and a sound installation whose whispers will echo through the industrial architecture of the Darling Foundry. The…

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Giorgia Volpe

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Giogia Volpes expressionistic Sponges produce a multitude of organic contortions in the space. Flat in appearance to begin with, these ordinary pieces of synthetic foam undergo the artists' handling and are transformed into multiple volumes. These sequential…

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2005

Jerome Ruby

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

To begin with, there is the exhibition's title, which combines the opposing terms FortMou "fort"(strong) and "mou"(soft), and is intended, as Jerome Ruby explains, to evoke the paradoxical image of a "soft fortress". Such contradictions are also to be…

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Jean-Pierre Aubé

Jean-Pierre Aubé regards his work as an artist as one of research, as a creative process akin to that of the scientist. He is inspired by his environment, and his works are based on natural phenomena in combination with artificial manipulations. They…

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Richard Greaves

Curator : Valérie Rousseau

Expressly for this exhibition, and contrary to his general practice, Greaves has built an installation within the gallery space, in the same spirit as the constructions scattered throughout his property. To testify to the fascination of these complex…

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Samuel Roy-Bois

I do as I like. I eat what I want, I smoke, I drink lots of beer and hard liquor. I kidnap kids and demand huge ransoms for their release. I scare senior citizens. I pick up old piece of gum from off the pavement, I chew it noisily and then stick it under…

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Débraye : voitures à controverse is an exhibition which denounces the misdeed of the car on the natural, social and psychologic environment. The Visuals Art Center Quartier Éphémère/ Darling Foundry had invited some artists to present a polemic piece…

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Wyn Geleynse

Curator : Sylvain Campeau

The work of Wyn Geleynse occupies a separate space within the realm of contemporary production. Seldom do we encounter work that successfully utilizes both film and video images in installation, in addition to photographic images. The visual images that…

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Karim Ghelloussi

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Karim Ghelloussi's sculptural practice is based on the association of disparate objects that he assembles together to deliver a poetic proposition. When placed in relation to each other, the forms and meanings of these contrasting elements result in a…

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Axel Morgenthaler

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Traces from the past are too often brutally erased, radically eliminated from our visual environment. In our society of extreme hygiene, that seeks to modernize and regulate everything leaving little room for aging, degradation, to be left adrift. Transported…

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Robert Saucier KIT

The Infrasense project comes from a first-time collaboration between Robert Saucier and KIT. Each of these artists possesses extensive experience in the production of roboticized audio exhibitions and Web exhibitions. At the Darling Foundry, this evolutionary…

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Suzanne Dery

Suzanne Dery, a young Montreal artist, presents Turkey Dreams, her very first solo exposition. Uniting drawings, collages and Flash animation, the artist delivers a personal, sparkling and extravagant perspective on daily life, popular culture and the…

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Steve Topping Ana Rewakowicz

From the 26th of February onwards, many artistic and experimental Domes will be raised at the heart of the Peel basin on the Lachine Canal. Recreating a rural universe in downtown Montreal, Ana Rewakowicz and Steve Topping invite the public to discover…

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2004

Marie Claude Pratte

Marie-Claude Pratte’s paintings reflect and denounce society’s ills and fraudulent fronts: “In painting, I aim to transpose actual events into portraits of society and works of modern history.” She creates raw figures inspired by characters from our cities’…

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Cat Loray

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Cat Loray is a practioner of painting and sculpture in their purest state. Her stripped-down subject matter captures the essential density of form in a space where the voids and plenums are in a fundamental state of osmosis. The forms - products of the…

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Alexandre David

The Deux choses différentes installation presents these very simple wood and plywood constructions, whose scale and shapes were partly determined by the space in which they are shown, and function more like spaces than objects. Parts of the work we can…

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Jean-Pierre Aubé

Jean-Pierre Aubé is a visual artist who has always incorporated strong scientific elements into his work. Inspired by natural elements and landscapes, he engages in conceptual discourse. He has recently become interested in low frequency sound waves and…

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Juan Geuer

Curator : James Campbell

CURATED BY James D. Campbell Juan Geuer exhibits this summer, three high-precision scientific instruments in which lasers are used as a medium to question basic truths about science, art and our own lived reality. The first work WiS (Water in Suspense)…

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Perte de signal

The NIMBUS's project Alexis Bellavance, Ariane De Blois, Nelly-Eve RajotteThis audio-visual presentation carries the spectator across a virtual landscape broken into its composite parts and precisely laid out. Although travellers walk but a single road,…

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Eric Sauvé

In the framework of this exhibit, Sauvé displays a series of eight lamps made of broken glass bottles. Each light hangs about seven feet off the floor, forcing viewers who venture under these ‘swords of Damocles‘ to reflexively bend down. Through the…

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Brian Jungen

Curator : Kitty Scott

Brian Jungen is interested in hybrid combinations and eclectic mixes from different cultures. He creates interfaces between distinct universes so apart that they collide while delivering a critical message. Themes such as: ecology, anthropology, ethnology…

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2003

Patrick Evans

The exhibit Fortifications littorales / The Limits of Defense brings together a series of large format photos and projections created by Patrick Evans, a young Montreal architect/ constructor. Over the past 4 years, the artist has traveled along the Canadian…

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The HORS PAIRS / OUTSIDE REFERENCES exhibition highlights a number of important artworks by and exhaustive documentation on legendary personalities and outsider artists Papa Palmerino and The Great Antonio as curated by Marcus Macdonald. Antonio Barichievich,…

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Milutin Gubash

In 1999, Milutin Gubash began to collect and systematically study divers articles in a daily newspaper published in Calgary, Alberta, the city of his birth. In the same way that it has for the past four years, this web project uses the contents of these…

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Buy Self

invited curator : Josée St-Louis The playful and provocative spirit of Buy-sellf is travelling all the way to Montreal this summer, carrying in its passionate wake thirty or so Canadian and French artists. From July 8 to August 31st, Quartier Éphémère,…

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Christoph Brech

Christoph Brech presents an impressive video-graphic work at the Darling Foundry. His remarkable meditative piece accompanied with its interpretation by Dmitri Shostakovich and the Symphony for the Orchestra of Chamber Opus 110 a, is a magnificent creation,…

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Soeurs Couture

 Les Soeurs Couture disguise these machines, concealing them in women’s clothing and playing as well on the stereotypical meanings of these objects. "It’s with a passion for creation and a desire to relate the fascinating processes of inner life that…

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Diana Shearwood

The reverence Quartier Éphémère has for silo n°5 has been omnipresent since the founding of the association at 16 de la rue Prince. That majestic and emblematic industrial building, facing the front of the since-demolished entry to the art center, has…

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2002

Carmen Ruschiensky

Quartier Éphémère presents at the Darling Foundry two major works by Carmen Ruschiensky. Dramatically opposed in the manner of their making, in a monumental format and infused with a taste for culinary surfeit and excess, they make binary references to…

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Anthony Burnham

Quartier Éphémère presents an exhibition of recent works by Anthony Burnham. Although the title of the show recalls the programmatic, even utopic spirit which traditionnally fostered the conception of suburbs, the works do not actually invoke a straightforward…

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Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Thirty spokes unite at the hub but the ultimate use of the wheel depends on the part where nothing exists. Clay is molded into a vessel depends upon the part where nothing exists.Doors and windows are cut out of the walls of a house but the ultimate use…

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2001

Are presented, on the corner of Duke and Ottawa street in Montreal these three interventions on abandoned billboards were apart of the Mois de la Photo (The Month of the Photo). BELDUM XVIII (1998-1999) Photomontage 8’ X 24’ (2.44m x 7.32m)Neil Budzinski…

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The Tunnel event writes itself into the continuity of on-site interventions organized by Quartier Éphémère in the heart of the Faubourg des Récollets/Old Griffintown and on the shores of the Lachine Canal. After Panique Au Fauboug in 1997, Proposition…

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CLOSING EVENT, June 17In collaboration with le Navire « Night », 100,7 FM  -> Noto / Carsten Nicolai (Germany), in situ sound environment-> Aube (Japan), live electronics-> Steve Heimbecker (Canada), electroacoustic performance-> Jean-François Laporte…

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2000

Andreas Oldörp

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

"The visual aspects of the work provide a kind of initiation and encourage the visitors to gradually transfer their attention to the sound." In the depths of the darling foundry, Andreas Oldörp has created a visual and sonorous installation comprised…

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Donna Ackrey & Yvette Poorter

Working in collaboration, the artists are constructing an enclosed room in the Darling Foundry composed of objects found the streets of Montreal, most derived from the garbage. Their daily act of gathering began within the context of July - moving month…

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Mark Lewis

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Smithfield (2000), 35mm, colour, no sound, 4 minutes (looped). Smithfield consists of a four-minutes tracking shot where the camera moves around a wedge-shaped late-19th century 'corner' building situated opposite London's Smithfield Market. Smithfield is…

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1999

Marcus McDonald

Marcus Macdonald With the collaboration of Sophie Herché and Franck Légale      The Wellington Tunnel once crossed the Lachine Canal near the bottom of de la Montagne. For security reasons the tunnel has been closed to the car and pedestrians passage…

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Gilles Picouet

For the past few years, the focus of Picouet’s practice has rested upon the relationship between interchangeable elements that can be bound together, what he defines as the “first matter”. The installation of a large puzzle placed on the terrace of the…

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Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Main d'œuvre in the context of the "Printemps du Québec à Paris" event Quartier Éphémère invites five artists in residence followed by an exhibition in its Parisian sister organization, Usine Éphémère. A stay of six weeks allowed these young artists to…

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1998

Tsuneko Taniuchi

Japanese artist Tsuneko Taniuchi set out to expose the inherent failings of modern capitalist cultures, focussing particularly on the social, political, and cultural circumstances of women in the late 20th century. Using a combination of video, photography,…

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Jean-Pierre Aubé

Curator : Caroline Andrieux

Jean-Paul Aubé built a water purification system using water from the former St-Pierre River to raise questions about nature and our relationship to it.

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Laura Martin

Laura Martin likes to explore the world, capture situations, people and obscure objects of the urban space. She opposes private spaces to the narratives of public space: inside and outside, friendliness and solitude. Its fast-paced, blurred images give…

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The Flators

The Flators   Suzanne Dery and Anthony Burnham started to collaborate in 1993. Both multimedia artists were then students at Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1995, the Flators create inflatable sculptures together while pursuing their solo careers.    Both…

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The noble art of craftmanship Artist Edouard Sautai, is presenting his playful vision of the canadian landscape, inspired by the beaver. Following the example of the beaver, who uses only materials found by the shoreline, Sautai has accumulated urban…

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