An Te Liu’s imposing installation White Dwarf is on display at the Musée d’art de Joliette for the summer season. The enormous sphere, composed of a multitude of obsolete electronic objects, is presented suspended in the lobby.
The film 180° features a pianist performing a sonata by the Belgian composer Guillaume Lekeu (1870–94) in an empty concert hall with subdued lighting. The movement of the camera reveals, after a time, that the musician and his instrument are in fact upside down, suspended in space.
OCTOBER 8 2016 – JANUARY 8, 2017
Salle Nicole et René Després et Jeannette et Luc Liard
Commissaire : Marie-Claude Landry
The same woman appears three times in the video-dance Éléonores: in autumn, we find her in a field of dried corn; in winter, in an outdoor skating rink at night and, in summer, in a lake or on water. Shot outdoors, these unsettling locations, both for the dancer and for the cameraperson, are meant to express the three states represented by the dance.
GENEVIÈVE CADIEUX Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. Passages into abstraction Guest curator: Vincent Bonin Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. Passages into abstraction looks back on 27 years of Geneviève Cadieux’s work. Guest curator … Continued
ANDRÉE-ANNE ROUSSEL La Femme dans la chambre (The Woman in the Room) La Femme dans la chambre (The Woman in the Room) is an interactive video featuring, on a wide screen, a woman sitting on a bed. The visitor enters a dark gallery where s/he is invited to take a seat in a comfortable armchair … Continued
To celebrate its grand reopening, the Musée d’art de Joliette is presenting the monumental installation Crystalloid Structures by the artist Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret. Comprised of over 10,000 origami pieces, hand-made by the public, this collaborative work is the first to be exposed in the museum’s hall.
Positing the museum as an ephemeral laboratory, where the real and the imaginary fuse, Stéphane Gilot revisits, by means of immersive installations, videos and huge building models, the history of the MAJ and the successive architectural remodellings of its building. A two-part show enlivened by performances and featuring an artist in residence.
This retrospective exhibition brings together 17 major works by Chinese-Canadian artist Kai Chang. Spanning 35 years, these works, which have never been seen together before, reveal the artist’s extraordinary conceptual and formal range and bring to light his very personal manner of observing the natural and the built environment.