10 ans d'Urgence
A touring exhibition designed and produced by ATSA
ATSA wishes to thank the Conseil des Arts de Montréal en tournée for producing and staging this exhibition in Montréal, as well as the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the Quebec-wide tour.
After producing 11 editions of the État d’Urgence “manifestival”, which garnered the 2008 Citoyen de la Culture prize, ATSA created a multidisciplinary visual exhibition featuring works by over 20 artists—local, Canadian and foreign—who made original contributions to État d’Urgence during the event’s run between 1998 and 2010, covering video, photography, illustration, poster art, archival film, soundtracks and installations.
The public is invited to discover these colourful, ingenious, sensitive, playful and impactful artistic statements that all deal with the theme of homelessness and the encounter of that often-feared individual: the outsider. Welcome to the artistic universe of État d’Urgence, a voyage that leaves no-one indifferent, and that makes the case that art can be a means of survival.
Beauty is in the details: The 10 ans d’urgence exhibition will allow visitors to discover paintings on unconventional media by the artists of the St. James Drop-in Centre and Sylvain Bouthillette; the sonic work of Luc Raymond; the collaborative illustrations of the via collective; the photography of Bo Huang and Jean-François Lemire; the paintings of Marie-Claude Pratte and by the artists of Cactus Montréal and P.L.A.I.S.I.I.R.S; the drawings of Louis Perron and Labohem; Patrick Bérubé’s china cabinet; Phil Allard’s housebike; the soundtrack and photos by Mohamed Lofti and Réal Capuano; a compilation of snapshots of squats by Mathieu Caron; snippets of the open-mic event recorded by Luc Deschesne; Hans Winkler’s survival handbook; banner illustrations/impressions by Donigan Cumming; photomontages by Leonel Luna; a poster by Dominique Blain; Winfred Baumann’s instant housing; Sérgio Cezar’s miniature cardboard architecture; Jenna Maclellan’s textile installation; Luc Sénécal’s impressionistic video; a photographic anthology by Martin Savoie featuring the works of Armand Vaillancourt, Karen Spencer, Héloïse Rémy, Sylvie Cotton, Mario Duchesneau and Kyohei Sakaguchi; two installations by ATSA; the award-winning É.U. posters designed by orangetango; and a collection of video capsules by Santiago Bertolino, Steve Patry, Henrique Vera Villanueva and Luc Sénécal to round out the retrospective of the magical, socially inclusive gatherings that were the État d’Urgence events.
MAISON HAMEL-BRUNEAU (Québec City)
SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 16, 2012 (Vernissage: Tuesday, September 25 at 5 p.m.)
Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
2608, chemin Saint-Louis, G1W 1N2
CONFERENCE: ATSA’s État d'Urgence: committed activism
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.
With Ms. Ève Lamoureux, professor at UQAM’s faculty of art history
Free admission. No reservation required.
MAISON DES ARTS DE DRUMMONDVILLE
January 15 to February 24, 2013
CENTRE RAYMOND-LANIER (Trois-Rivières)
September 15 to October 20, 2013
MORE STOPS WILL BE ADDED!
2010-11 Montréal Tour
CENTRE DES LOISIRS SAINT-LAURENT
1375, rue Grenet, 514 855-6110
25 août au 2 octobre 2011
CENTRE CULTUREL DE VERDUN
5955, rue Bannantyne, 514 765-7170
2 mars au 3 avril 2011
Projection du film L’art en action
Le 2 mars à 19h30
MAISON DE LA CULTURE MERCIER
8105, rue Hochelaga, 514 872-8755
22 janvier au 27 février 2011
GALERIE LES 3 C
(Centre Henri-Lemieux) à Ville Lasalle
7644 rue Édouard, 514 367-5000
30 septembre au 23 octobre 2010
Projection du film L’art en action
29 septembre 2010 à 14h