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Programmation médiation culturelle | Hiver 2015

Cultural Mediation

Laurence Garneau doing an intership at OPTICA

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Gallery 1
Renata Poljak
from November 15th 2014 to December 20th 2014
Great Expectations

*Opening Saturday November 15 at 3 PM*
Renata Poljak’s work, which essentially revolves around memory and identity, reveals how ideologies shape individual and collective history. Merging documentary and fiction, her production articulates her personal experience within social contexts, in particular the traumas of war that ravaged the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. The multidisciplinary artist is mainly known for her videos, a medium with which she has forged a close connection since 1996: “Though previously I was almost unfamiliar with the notion of video, it answered all of my questions and suddenly everything became clear, as if it awaited a form to get articulated.” 1
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Gallery 2
Julie Lequin
from November 15th 2014 to December 20th 2014

*Opening Saturday November 15 at 3 PM*
Julie Lequin brings a multitude of media into her practice, especially prominent are drawing, performance, video, sculpture, and installation. At once patched together and conceptual, her works incorporate the life experiences that have moulded her identity. Reproducing characters from scratch that inhabit her existence, Lequin uses humour and satire, but also draws on nostalgia to broach questions of identity and to look back at the places that have shaped her life. As a DIY (Do It Yourself) aficionado with kick for pop culture, she recreates her immediate environment by hand, documenting, archiving, altering, and enhancing it with each artistic intervention.
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Exposition des élèves de 5e et de 6e année de l'école Saint-Enfant-Jésus (Mile End) sur une proposition de Julie Lequin
from December 9th 2014 to December 20th 2014

*Schoolchildren Opening - December 9 from 5 PM to 7 PM *
As part of OPTICA’s young audiences mediation program, Julie Lequin met up with 5th and 6th graders at Saint-Enfant-Jésus elementary school in the Mile End. Schoolchildren participating in the project visited the exhibition with the artist in attendance and explored the creative process through a workshop given at their school. The video works the students produced during the workshop will be projected at centre OPTICA’s new AGORA space.
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Les samedis famille | Family Saturdays
from November 22nd 2014 to December 20th 2014
Workshops for Kids

On Family Saturdays, you and your children can discover Julie Lequin’s new exhibition entitled Bibelots.

During the visit, children will learn about the artist’s creative process while sharing their thoughts with our mediator in a friendly atmosphere. You will then be invited to make piñatas—with examples provided straight from the installation Confabulatory Chronicles.
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John Francis, Exposition «Wallworks Exhibition» Exhibition, 1981.

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Théâtre de Verdure
Mathieu Latulippe Visions [Documents de recherche], Laurent Pernel, Théâtre de Verdure (no3)
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