Starting Wednesday, April 25th, CIRCA Art actuel launches at the Maison de la culture Frontenac the celebrations of its 30th anniversary. For the occasion, the Center has developed Fire and Origins, a special program that is divided into three sections: collective exhibition, performance and thematic talk. This unique event testifies to the vitality of creation in its practices of sculpture, installations and performances. This anniversary will be an opportunity to reaffirm the Center’s commitment to its artists by unveiling its new signature: The Artist at the Center.
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F E U
Guest curator : André-Louis Paré
In several Western languages,the word fire as a physical phenomenon begins with the letter F: feu, fire, fuego, fuoco, feuer, foc. Also, when it is pronounced, the word “fire” requires breathing, an exhalation. Fire needs air to exist. It needs oxygen to fuel its combustion. Once it is domesticated, fire elicits gatherings and warmth. It improves our living conditions and guarantees our survival. For centuries, while supporting the economy of the family, fire was at the origin of industry and various techniques associated with ways of doing things. In each era fire did its work, leaving behind its traces and vestiges. As much as it is the foundation of our humanity, it can also be an element of destruction and elimination. We use burning in order to exterminate, to try to reduce to ashes. As a symbol of light, fire is also what announces the end, the disappearance into nothingness.
For this exhibition, the works of 14 artists (sculpture, installation, photography, video) address the notion of fire as an allegory of technical civilization. They are the traces of what remains as a profession, as a technique, if not as a factor of industrial progress. And since the French language offers a multitude of images about it, some of which come from desire,feuis also an extraordinary metaphor to evoke the passion of creation.
– Text Excerpt by André-Louis Paré
Artists :Catherine Bolduc, Pascale Bourguignon, Philippe Caron Lefebvre, duo Couturier Lafargue, Laurent Craste, Denise Dumas/Samud Esined, Chantal Durand, André Fournelle, Fred Laforge, Yves Louis-Seize, Dominic Papillon, Bruno Santerre, Éric Sauvé, Catherine Sylvain.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Maison de la culture Frontenac – 2550 Ontario Street E, Montreal. Schedule: Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 7 pm, Friday to Sunday from noon to 5 pm
Opening on Wednesday, April 25th, from 5 pm to 7 pm.Exhibition from April 25thto June 3rd, 2018.
Artists: Pascale Bourguignon, Laurent Craste, Fred Laforge, Yves Louis-Seize, Éric Sauvé, Catherine Sylvain.
Guided tour with curator André-Louis Paré, Thursday, May 3rdat 5:30 pm
Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal – 465 Mont-Royal Avenue E, Montreal. Schedule: Tuesday to Thursday from 1 pm to 7 pm, Friday to Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Opening Thursday, May 10th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Exhibition from May 10th to June 10th, 2018.
Artists: Catherine Bolduc, Philippe Caron Lefebvre, Dominic Papillon, Bruno Santerre.
Guided tour with curator André-Louis Paré, Saturday, May 26th at 2 pm
Presence of Émilie Granjon, Director of CIRCA Art actuel, on Sunday, June 3rd from 2 to 3 pm
CIRCA art actuel, Galerie I– 372 St. Catherine St. W, Montreal. Schedule: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5:30 pm and Thursdays from noon to 8 pm
Opening Saturday, May 12th, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Exhibition from May 12th to June 16th, 2018.
Artists: Chantal Durand, Couturier Lafargue duo, Denise Dumas/Samud Esined, André Fournelle.
Guided tour with curator André-Louis Paré on Saturday, June 2sd at 3 pm
Lecture by André-Louis Paré, Saturday, June 9th at 4 pm.