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Laurence Garneau doing an intership at OPTICA

Job offer : Cultural Mediator

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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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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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Adaptive Actions - Jean-Maxime Dufresne et Jean-François Prost
from December 6th 2014 to December 13th 2014


*Les samedis 6 et 13 décembre 2014 de 13h à 17h*

De 10 à 12 participants
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Edith Brunette
from October 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014
Research Residency art3/OPTICA - Valence (France)

Observing language as revelatory of the power relationships driving society, Edith Brunette is interested in the discourse practised by governing institutions and by those who challenge them. She provokes acts of speech on the part of various societal actors in order to prompt reflection on our perception of the world and on the means of collectively appropriating its representations. During her residency at art3 (Valence), the artist will focus her interrogations on French corporation S.T. Dupont, examining its discourses on beauty, culture, and freedom through the products the company manufactures and their mode of production.
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© Page couverture l Book cover, La photographie en tant que document vulgaire / Towards the photograph as a vulgar document, 1992.

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