Opening and performance on Saturday October 27th at 3:00 pm, at Arprim, Print Art Test Center (# 426), CIRCA Current Art (# 444) and Gallery B-312 (# 403).
In 2014–2015, Arprim centre d’essai en art imprimé presented, under the curatorship of Émilie Granjon and Lysette Yoselevitz, L’art imprimé: entre mixité et hybridité, an exhibition bringing together ten Quebec artists that toured three Mexican cities: Mexico City (Museo Nacional de la Estampa), Puebla (San Pedro Museo de Arte de Puebla) and Guanajuato (Centros dellas Artes).
Now, four years later, for the second instalment of this exchange, Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé and CIRCA art actuel have in turn joined forces with Galerie B-312.
These artist-run centres of the Belgo Building are happy to invite you to Gráfica abierta: Rutas expansivas en la gráfica Mexicana, a group exhibition curated by Santiago Pérez Garci, director of Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de la Estampa and organised in partnership with the National Institut of Fine Arts (Mexico). From October 27 to December 1, 2018, Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, CIRCA art actuel and Galerie B-312, will be showcasing works by Ernesto Alva, Omar Barquet, CoRA, Demián Flores, Magali Lara, Ilán Lieberman, Laura Valencia Lozada, Nuria Montiel et Carla Rippey. The official opening will be held on Saturday, October 27, starting at 3 p.m. A performance by Omar Barquet entitled Ghost variations / The shining Sequence (after Robert Schuman) (music credit: AKA ensemble) will take place during the opening.
To bring to light the revival of printmaking, the curator has chosen the field’s growing interdisciplinarity as central theme for the exhibition, uniting works that, each in their own way, transcend the limits of traditional models. While some focus on revisiting concepts inherent to the field—positive and negative, authenticity and reproduction, matrix and imprint, two- and three-dimensionality, addition and subtraction, the permanent and the ephemeral, the public and the private—and transpose them into other media, others sublimate the printed image’s expressive potential to better explore the porous nature of Mexico’s historical and social boundaries.
A series of conferences will also offer original viewpoints on the issues and practices in contemporary printmaking in Mexico.
- Friday, October 28, at 6 p.m., Lysette Yoselevitz will give a presentation focused on the first part of the project. At a later date, Santiago Pérez Garci will present the curatorial line of the exhibition at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Montreal, the Consulate General of Mexico’s exhibition space.
- Thursday, November 1, at 12:45 p.m., Ilán Lieberman and Omar Barquet will share the results of their research with the public at the Université du Québec à Montréal, in partnership with the ICI international cultural workers program.
In parallel to the exhibition, artists Perla Krauze and Boris Viskin will begin their residencies at Atelier Circulaire and L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes, both lasting from October 26 to November 15. The results of their research will be presented in a discussion with Perla Krauze on Wednesday November 14, at 5 p.m. at Atelier Circulaire and with the two artists, on Thursday, November 15, at 6 p. m. at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Montreal.
Source: Lysette Yoselevitz, project coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition venues: Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, CIRCA art actuel, Galerie B-312
Co-organisors: Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, National Institute of Fine Arts (Mexico) CIRCA art actuel
Institutional partners : The Secretariat of Culture (Mexico), National Institute of Fine Arts (Mexico),
Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal
Cultural partners: the Museo Nacional de la Estampa (Mexico), the Mexican Cultural Institute in Montreal, Atelier Circulaire, L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes, UQAM’s ICI program
Financial partners : CAM, CALQ, CCA, ministère de la Culture et des Communications