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Curators: La Fabrique d’expositions, Montréal
Artists: Jean-Pierre Aubé, Patrick Bernatchez, BGL, Caroline Boileau, Michel de Broin, Pascal Grandmaison, Nelson Henricks, Myriam Laplante, Eduardo Menz, Nadia Myre and Chih-Chien Wang

Venue: Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Dates: Until May 22, 2017

Venue: Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome
Date: May 17, 2017, 4:30 pm
Presented in conjunction with Jean-Pierre Aubé à Venise

Motion expo Myre 1Montreal, May 15, 2017– After its recent success in Geneva and Paris, Motion, the video anthology produced by the Galerie de l’UQAM, continues its trip around the world with stops in Rome and Regina. As the title indicates, this exhibition brings together eleven artists whose works explore a common theme: “motion” as movement and proposal.

In Rome, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and the Galerie de l’UQAM have partnered to present Motion in conjunction with the film Jean-Pierre Aubé à Venise, which captures a series of actions performed by the artist at the Venice Biennale in 2015. This event is part of the Galerie de l’UQAM’s national and international dissemination program, which, for over twenty years, has worked tirelessly to showcase the work of local artists to new audiences around the world.

The exhibition
Motion expo BGL 1Motion brings together the work of eleven Québec artists in a video anthology based on the theme of "motion," understood in two ways: as movement and as a proposal. This combination of works creates a variety of performative, aesthetic, political and sociological views that are witness to the things that stimulate and motivate the artist’s imagination as a player on the world stage today.

Motion still Wang 1This double raison d'être initiates often absurd or even preposterous processes and actions, a sort of infernal circle that directs our attention to the world-wide issue of food and energy production. This often-unrenewable supply becomes a test zone that cries out for inventive alternatives. Destruction and death, nourishment and survival: the now urgent motion that is at the crossroads of these inescapable realities is borne by artists and their observation of today's world.

The tour
Following its presentation at the Galerie de l’UQAM in the spring of 2016, Motion was presented in exhibition format in Geneva (LiveInYourHead – HEAD Curatorial Institute, May 19 – July 2, 2016), and as a screening event in Paris (Canadian Cultural Centre, April 19, 2017, as part of the National Canadian Film Day). Future presentations in other venues will be confirmed soon.

Aube Venise2 1Since last January, over 10,000 visitors to the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina have experienced the work of the artists featured in Motion. At the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, in Rome, Motion will be screened on May 17, giving the Galerie de l’UQAM further opportunity to strengthen its long-standing ties with Italy’s contemporary art scene. The Galerie has produced exhibitions and events on Italian soil on numerous occasions, most notably at Radio arte mobile (2015) and at the Nube di Oort (2006, 2008), as well as several editions of the Venice Biennale (David Altmejd in 2007, Raphaëlle de Groot in 2013, Jean-Pierre Aubé in 2015). This most recent edition will be highlighted by the film Jean-Pierre Aubé à Venise, which will also be screened on May 17 at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. In addition, public discussions will be held with curator Louise Déry, as well as artists Jean-Pierre Aubé and Myriam Laplante, who will be present for the event.

The curators
La Fabrique d’expositions is a collective of Montréal curators committed to producing projects in a spirit of collegiality in partnership with various exhibitors. They are periodically involved in major cultural events in Canada and abroad, while also developing new initiatives for disseminating the most current artistic forms. Their most recent project, Videozoom. L’entre-images, has been presented in 12 cities in Canada and abroad. Its members have been working together for several years, encouraging the pooling and brewing of ideas. The collective is comprised of three curators: Julie Bélisle, Louise Déry and Audrey Genois.

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Galerie de l'UQAM
Judith-Jasmin Pavilion, Room J-R120
1400 Berri, corner Ste-Catherine East, Montréal
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The curators and several of the artists are available for interviews.

Source: Maude N. Béland, Press Relations Officer
Press Relations and Special Events Division
UQAM Communications Service
Phone: 514 987-3000, ext. 1707

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