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Birds Crossing Borders (Khadija Baker )
Birds Crossing Borders (Khadija Baker )  |  05/03/2018 - 20:00



Birds Crossing Borders

Khadija Baker

Interactive presentation

free

For refugees and people who seek safety, borders are critical as they are essential to access this feeling. Safety will then shift according to the lived experiences of the past place, especially ones that are violent, and especially for those who have lived it. Borders are less relevant not because they are crossed but because the place is not at the center anymore: it is access to society, and to connect, which allow feelings of certainty that usually come with feelings of belonging. A live performance to tell a story through spoken word of a refugee crossing borders, including participants who will sculpt the artist’s body. As the body will freeze, it is expected to stop the artist’s movement; a symbolic way for participants to witness...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

20:00 - EDT
 
 
Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA
Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA  |  05/04/2018 - 15:00



Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA

Zinnia Naqvi (on behalf of Emilia-Amalia collective)

Letter writing workshop

free

Letter writing has always been a political act: whether affirming admiration for an artist or activist, providing support to friends and colleagues, collectively voicing dissent and demanding change, or responding to world events in the editorial pages, the letter is a form that lends itself to feminist strategies of protest, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and world-building. For this session, as part of Montreal Monochrome VI, we would like to consider letter writing as a way to hold people accountable. In today's contentious climate, we are often compelled to reach out directly to public figures to ensure political change or voice our outrage in regards to discriminatory or unjust policies, bills...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

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Q+A Naghmeh Sharifi
Q+A Naghmeh Sharifi  |  05/04/2018 - 18:00



Q+A

Naghmeh Sharifi as part of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME VI: SANCTUARY CITY?

free

In this series of ink drawings complemented by sculptural elements, I explore themes of transient identities and the psychology of the body both within and as a lived space / geography.

Naghmeh Sharifi is an Iranian/Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She holds a BA in visual arts and one in psychology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2006, her work has been exhibited in Tehran, Berlin, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Skopje. In Montreal, she has presented her work at sites such as Montreal Council of the Arts (2015) and Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (2017). In 2015, Naghmeh was the recipient of the Impressions Residency at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She is currently...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

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Artist Talk & Meal Shellie Zhang
Artist Talk & Meal Shellie Zhang  |  05/04/2018 - 19:00



Artist Talk & Meal Shellie Zhang as part of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME VI: SANCTUARY CITY?

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Shellie Zhang is interested in flushing out the realm of possibilities that food can offer for reclaiming culture and space, and resisting white supremacy. She will present her research process on Accent, a three-part project that examines the history of MSG from before it came to the western world, to its antagonization and now subsequent revival. She will use MSG as a metaphor in reflecting on who the authority voices behind ‘ethnic’ foods are and how she sees hope in shifting this narrative through art. She will also highlight artists whose work around food, advocacy and resistance has shaped her optimism.

Shellie Zhang is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto/Tkaronto, Canada. She is a recipient of grants...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

19:00 - EDT
 
 
Making and Unmaking by Chloe Cavis-Haie Roundtable and artistic intervention
Making and Unmaking by Chloe Cavis-Haie Roundtable and artistic intervention  |  05/05/2018 - 11:00



Making and Unmaking by Chloe Cavis-Haie Roundtable and artistic intervention as part of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME VI: SANCTUARY CITY?

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This colonial settlement is built on the stolen land of Indigenous people and through forced Black labour. There is a non-consensual hyperconsumption of our material and immaterial production. This roundtable and artistic intervention explores the meaning of making for Black people. What would it mean to reclaim the process of making and unmaking for oneself in this context? This event is a closed space for Black people.

Chloe Cavis-Haie is a graphic designer. She is currently working on deconstructing and recognizing the ways in which settler colonialism and anti-Blackness more broadly inform our connection to land and...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

11:00 - EDT
 
 
#adaywithoutimmigrants organized by the Artists’ Bloc of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre
#adaywithoutimmigrants organized by the Artists’ Bloc of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre  |  05/05/2018 - 14:00



#adaywithoutimmigrants organized by the Artists’ Bloc of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre

panel

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This panel holds space to discuss strategies for building a mobilization for immigrant justice in the arts. Our discussion is committed to connections between artists and movement building for immigrant power in Montreal. While there is no one single stance to deploy creative action to criticize power, some develop art and organize collectively, others create in the studio, others still spontaneously on the streets. We gather this diversity of experiences to seek out the intersections that can be leveraged in the building of immigrant power. For five years the Artists’ Bloc of the Immigrant Workers Centre has carried creative actions to push campaigns for immigrant rights further into companies, vulnerable labour sectors, and...
Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

14:00 - EDT
 
 
inter-being by wyïśya
inter-being by wyïśya  |  05/05/2018 - 19:30



inter-being by wyïśya as part of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME VI: SANCTUARY CITY?

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inter-being is the inhabited deep sea-space of a relational-creature.

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Discussion and Workshops       Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

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Opening and performance: WORLD CUP!
Opening and performance: WORLD CUP!  |  05/18/2018 - 17:00



As part of the exhibition WORLD CUP! articule is pleased to present a performance by arkadi lavoie lachapelle. The exhibition opening will follow at 7pm.

Free and open to all.

Curated by Amber Berson, WORLD CUP! encourages citizens to engage critically and playfully with the game of soccer and acts as a...
Exhibitions       WORLD CUP!
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General Assembly of Members
General Assembly of Members  |  05/31/2018 - 19:00



Annual General Assembly of articule
 

Dear members and friends,

Your attendance is kindly requested at this year's Annual General Assembly which will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7 pm at articule, 262 Fairmount West in Montréal.

We are counting on your participation for this year's elections to the Board of Directors. There are 5 seats to be filled for a two-year term.

List of nominees:

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Meetings      

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arrow_rightDiscussion with Sam Kinsley, Erin Manning, and Brian Massumi
09/13/2012 - 19:00

On an informal tone, this discussion will cross research of Sam Kinsley, who is currently exhibiting the project Mass at articule, with those of philosopher Brian Massumi and arstist and philosopher Erin Manning.Sam Kinsley is a installation artist currently based out of Halifax.  She received her Fine Arts Degree  from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in 2010, and has participated in exhibitions on both the East and West coast of Canada. Sam Kinsley is presently collaborating with fellow Halifax artist Daina Tavenier on the General - a roaming installation creating public...  - Mass | Discussion and Workshops
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arrow_rightDiscussion with Carl Trahan and Michael Cowan
03/15/2012 - 19:00

Carl Trahan’s recent work draws inspiration from the writings of German-Jewish philologist Victor Klemperer (1881-1960), who survived the Shoah in one of the last ’Jewish houses’ in Dresden. After the Second World War, Klemperer’s critical observations on the ideological underpinnings of language were published as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii, or “The Language of the Third Reich”, one of the most compelling accounts on the power of man to corrupt language. Words acquire meaning through context. By bringing them into drawings and objects, Trahan extracts...  - Tous les mots nécessaires | Discussion and Workshops
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image: Mona Sharma, Air India (detail), 2010

arrow_rightNarrative: how to use your powers in an ethical fashion with Mona Sharma and Afshin Matlabi
01/14/2012 - 16:00

This discussion will focus on Mona Sharma’s ongoing series The Loss and Reclamation of Faith, currently on exhibition at articule.  Mona Sharma and Afshin Matlabi will look at how the ability to transmit stories affects both artistic practice and daily life. They will examine research by other artists and the various narrative forms present in the work of Mona Sharma.The discussion will be held in English. French translation will be available upon request. Mona SharmaAs a Montrealer whose family emigrated from India in the early 80s, the duality of my cultural background has...  - Discussion and Workshops
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arrow_rightDiscussion with Barry Doupé and Jessica MacCormack
03/18/2011 - 19:00

Discussion with Barry Doupé and Jessica MacCormack as part of the exhibition Whose Toes. Barry Doupé (b. Victoria, BC) is a filmmaker living in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Media Arts Degree from Emily Carr University. His films have been screened throughout Canada and Internationally including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Pleasure Dome, Toronto and the Tate Modern, London.   Working with animation, video, painting, drawing, installation and intervention, Jessica MacCormack's interdisciplinary...  - Discussion and Workshops
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arrow_rightDiscussion with Martha Langford and Greg Staats
01/14/2011 - 19:00

Discussion with Martha Langford and Greg Staats as part of the exhibition Condolence. Greg Staats (b. Ohsweken, Ontario) is a photographer and video artist whose works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Mercer Union, Gallery TPW, Toronto. Group exhibitions include : Ottawa Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. Greg Staats is...  - Condolence | Discussion and Workshops
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arrow_rightDiscussion with Kristi Ropeleski and Edwin Janzen
11/14/2010 - 15:00

Discussion about the exhibition Blue Skies with Kristi Ropeleski and Edwin Janzen. Kristi Ropeleski is a Montreal based artist. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally over the span of the past 10 years in diverse venues such as The Philoctetes Center for the Study of the Imagination in New York city and at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. She has studied at Dawson College, Concordia University and holds a Master's degree in Visual Arts from York University in Toronto. She is a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dawson College and The Visual Arts Center. ...  - Blue Skies | Discussion and Workshops
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