10 ans d'Urgence
10 years of state of emergency...
A touring exhibition designed and produced by ATSA
April 11 to may 25th @ grunt galery and gallery gachet - vancouver, bc
(Vancouver, BC) – grunt gallery and Gallery Gachet are proud to co-present 10 years of State of Emergency (État d'Urgence), a multidisciplinary visual exhibition based on a retrospective of works from 1998-2013 during État d'Urgence (State of Emergency,1998-2010) and Fin Novembre (End of November, 2011-2013).
Opening Reception: Friday April 11 (7 – 10pm)
Join us on Friday April 11 at Gallery Gachet (5:30-7:30) and at grunt gallery (7:30-9:30) for the opening receptions of 10 years of State of Emergency (État d'Urgence). These exhibitions run until Sunday May 25th, 2014.
Artist talk : Saturday 12th from 2 to 3 pm @ grunt
Exhibition: Apr 11 – May 25th, 2014 @ grunt gallery & Gallery Gachet
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.
At grunt gallery, ATSA presents a selection of 30 ATSA art works and archives produced throughout the years of the event from 1997 to 2013, including the montage U pour Urgence presented at the Canadian Architecture Centre, Deposit, Last resort, Under surveillance, The Brasero and a collection of video capsules by Santiago Bertolino, Steve Patry, Henrique Vera Villanueva and Luc Sénécal. This selection shows the evolution of the event and all the political and social difficulties and challenges the artists experienced.
At Gallery Gachet, the 10 years of State of Emergency exhibition features artwork by over 20 artists—local, national and international—who made original contributions to État d’Urgence during the event’s run between 1998 and 2010. Included in these works are collaborative illustrations, sound track and photo projects; paintings on unconventional media; drawings, a survival handbook; miniature cardboard architecture and more.
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.