Galerie de l'UQAM
Montréal, Québec, Canada
January 14, 2016 – February 20, 2016
After touring the world for the last 23 years, the exhibition do it is coming to Quebec where it will be presented at the Galerie de l'UQAM. Featuring more than 80 Quebecois and international artists, do it Montréal rethinks the traditional codes of the exhibition in order to offer new experiences to visitors and to reflect on the meaning and function of museums.
The Montreal edition of do it includes 60 instructions from the book do it: the compendium, in addition to 10 exclusive instructions developed by Quebecois artists, choreographers, authors or playwrights. 14 artists and collectives were also invited to interpret the instructions of other artists. The project is presented in three spaces: in the Galerie de l’UQAM, on campus and off campus (in a “take-out” version). Several mediation activities are planned for the Galerie and on the campus, calling on visitors to get involved in interpreting the works. The public is encouraged to share their contributions via social media with the hashtag #doitmtl.
For this version of do it, the Galerie de l'UQAM has given curator Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau the task of selecting the works (instructions) and inviting artists to rethink the functions and codes of the exhibition in order to investigate their role in the production of knowledge in the arts. She wants to prompt reflection on curation, new approaches to museology and alternative art discourse and spaces. do it Montréal questions museum institutions by re-examining their political and social engagement as well as their embedding in the broader contemporary art system.
10 exclusive instructions by:
Anonyme, Christophe Barbeau, Martine Delvaux, Chloé Desjardins, Paul-André Fortier, Gallery Girls, Michelle Lacombe, Dana Michel, David Tomas, Larry Tremblay.
14 interpretations by:
Louis-Philippe Côté, Danièle Desnoyers, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Adam Kinner, Vincent Lafrance, Christian Lapointe, Rodolphe-Yves Lapointe, Mathieu Lévesque, Thierry Marceau, Alexis O’Hara, Pour ici ou pour s’emporter, projets hybris, Françoise Sullivan, Wants & Needs Dance.
For more information and a complete list of events and programs scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition, visit the Galerie de l'UQAM website, here.