Curated by Nicolas Denicourt
May 30th 2018 - May 5th 2019
Sonny Assu (Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Native Art Biennial BACA)
James Kerr / Scorpion Dagger (Presented in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)
The Live Wild Collective
Victor Ochoa (Presented in collaboration with l’Opéra de Montréal)
This exhibition is a remix of the past, the present, here and elsewhere. Drawing from digital and popular culture, as well as early painting, the works presented revisit visual codes in order to better shift their meaning. These manipulations project the cultural heritage specific to each artist and invite us to reflect on the way we define our identity. Playfully displayed, the artworks are driven by a taste for eclecticism, comprising various referents and symbols that have influenced the artists’ creative process. They explore notions of exchange and authenticity at a time when images circulate on an unprecedented scale. Echoing a changing world, Juxtaposition showcases practices focused on new possibilities generated by digital technologies.
James Kerr animated 8 pieces from the permanent collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The artworks are presented both at the museum and the gallery.