10 ans d'Urgence
10 years of state of emergency...
A touring exhibition designed and produced by ATSA
now at the new gallery in calgary
FROM JUNE 27TH TO AUGUST 2ND
OPENING NIGHT JUNE 27TH
WITH ANNIE ROY AND PIERRE ALLARD (ATSA)
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.
Read Véronique Leblanc essay :
Ten Years of Emergency: Some insights into homelessness and social inequality
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 supporting the Quebec and Canada tour. Thanks to the Canada Art Council for their support in the canadian tour.