articule has the pleasure of presenting an artist talk with artists Edith Brunette and François Lemieux, who will lead a discussion with the public, as part of their project Cuts Make the Country Better, on view from March 14 to April 12, 2015.
Edith Brunette is interested in observing the ways in which the power relations that exist in society are revealed through discourse. Combining theory and practice, she considers the language employed by the institutions that govern us as well as that of those who contest or who simply escape them. Her most recent projects deal with video surveillance in public spaces (Caméraroman, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2011), the clashes during the “Printemps Erable” protests at Collège Lionel-Groulx (Consensus, Praxis, 2012), and artists’ discussions about the political aspects of their work (Faut-il se couper la langue?, Skol, 2013). Brunette has published articles in art journals including ETC, Inter, and Cassandre/Horschamp (France).
François Lemieux holds a bachelor’s degree in Interndisciplinary Studies from Concordia University and an MA in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada; at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery of Concordia University and at the Banff Centre. He also exhibited at the Springhill Institute in Birmingham, England; at galleries 1646 and Walden Affairs in the Netherlands; at the Kunstverein Leipzig, at the Blumen Gallery and KW Berlin, in Germany; at Fabrica de Vapore, Milan and in the Fondazione Antonio Ratti program in Como, Italy. He also initiated independent projects such as We left the warm stable and entered the latex void, from 2008 to 2010 and publication Le Merle, Cahier sur les mots et les gestes.
The discussion will take place in French, with whispered translation to English available.
Free entrance and warm ambiance. articule's gallery is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately not its bathroom.