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Intern Wanted: Cultural Mediation - Fall-Winter

A review of Celia Perrin Sidarous's solo exhibition in the 2018 Fall Cmagazine

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Gallery 1

from March 15th 2020 to March 15th 2020
**IMPORTANT_News Updated**

In the current context, regarding COVID-19, we are following the recommendations of Santé publique du Québec. In order to protect our visitors and our team, OPTICA is close until further notice. We will keep you informed through the social medias.
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Gallery 1

from June 21st 2020 to August 11th 2020
Solidarity

OPTICA wishes to express its solidarity to the Afro-descending community and to all those who experience racism on a daily basis. We also denounce all forms of police brutality. Cultural organizations, by their very mandate, are likely to play a key role in interpreting the struggle against racism, for they are bearers of and witnesses to a collective conscience. Through art, they have the capacity to raise and stimulate public awareness around values and principles, since the works not only convey ideas, but open up avenues for reflection. For millennia, art has helped to better understand the world arising before us.
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Gallery 2

from June 21st 2020 to August 11th 2020
GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS: Creative Workshops to do in your Living Room; Chapter 5: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUMMER PORTRAIT SKETCHBOOK

OPTICA is presenting you with a last creative workshop to be completed before the summer as part of the GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS series launched last March. With this workshop, you will be guided through the creation of a small booklet in which you can have fun sketching portraits at a distance of 2 meters or virtually of your family, friends and people in your neighborhood. You’ll also be able to document your best moments of the summer in this personalized booklet. Two versions of the sketchbook are presented to you with this workshop where you can discover different simple bookbinding techniques: an accordion fold technique and a stitching technique.
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Sandra Brewster
from October 3rd 2020 to December 12th 2020
Audio and video discussion in preview of the solo exhibition of the Toronto artist Sandra Brewster

The latest solo exhibition of Sandra Brewster, Blur, was on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario until March 14, when the museum closed to the public. The exhibition has since been confined within the gallery walls. Next fall, OPTICA will present in its two gallery spaces a monographic exhibition of Sandra Brewster which will include this recent series, Blur (2017-2019) as well as other series.
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Un dos tres por mí y mis compañeras
from April 7th 2020 to June 7th 2020
Post Exhibition, audio interview on a background of a commented visit with the curator Nuria Carton de Grammont / in French and in Spanish

As part of the COVID 19 pandemic, OPTICA had to unexpectedly interrupt the exhibition Un dos tres por mí y mis compañeras which had started on January 18, 2020. In order to compensate for the cancellation of the commented visit, which was to take place on March 14, 2020, OPTICA offers you the fruit of an interview that took place on April 7, 2020 with curator Nuria Carton de Grammont. During this sound recording, the latter deals with the major themes that unite the works of the artists exhibited.
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from May 27th 2020 to June 3rd 2020
GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS: Creative Workshops to do in your Living Room; Chapter 4: HOW TO MAKE A BIRDHOUSE FROM A PLASTIC BOTTLE

OPTICA recently launched GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS, a series of creative workshops to be carried out in its living room. Keychains and badges, shadow theater, homemade playdough, follow us on Instagram @optica_mediation to discover ideas for artistic activities to do easily at home during this period of isolation. Image: Sandrine Côté et Claudia Goulet-Blais
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Médiation culturelle_Spécial confinement 2020
Cultural mediation_Special

from April 24th 2020 to May 6th 2020
GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS: Creative Workshops to do in your Living Room; Chapter 2: SHADOW THEATER

OPTICA recently launched GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS, a series of creative workshops to be carried out in its living room. Keychains and badges, shadow theater, homemade playdough, follow us on Instagram @optica_mediation to discover ideas for artistic activities to do easily at home during this period of isolation.
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Maria Ezcurra
from May 7th 2020 to May 14th 2020
How to make a mask from recycled materials

GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS is a series of step-by-step creative workshops that can be done in the comfort of your living room. Follow us on Instagram @optica_mediation to discover creative art activities that can easily be done with the family at home during this time of isolation. We invite you to share photos of your creations with us and we will present them in a virtual exhibition!
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Avec / With Sophie Bélair Clément, Rebecca Belmore, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Marie-Ève Charron, Sorel Cohen, Raphaëlle de Groot, Philippe Dumaine, Vera Frenkel, Andrea Geyer, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Clara Gutsche, Rashid Johnson, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Suzy Lake, arkadi lavoie lachapelle, Maryse Larivière, Emmanuelle Léonard, Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Wanda Nanibush, Abdi Osman, Camal Pirbhai, Claire Savoie, Johanne Sloan, Jana Sterbak, Thérèse St-Gelais, Camille Turner, Rinaldo Walcott, Giovanna Zapperi.
from March 15th 2019 to March 23rd 2019
Montreal and Toronto Launched, new publication: ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!

NEW PUBLICATION
ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!
Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
Montreal and Toronto book launches
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Claudia Bernal, Christine Brault, Constanza Camelo, Livia Daza-Paris, Maria Ezcurra, Helena Martin Franco, Giorgia Volpe
Commissaire | Curator | Curadora : Nuria Carton de Grammont

from January 18th 2020 to March 13th 2020
Un dos tres por mí y mis compañeras

Opening: January 18,2020 3pm to 6pm
Performance from Christine Brault
ApareSer (AparÊtre), 2019-2020, January 18, 2020 at 4 pm, duration of 1 hour 30
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Directrices du projet : Lynn Hughes, Marie-Josée Lafortune.
Auteurs : Lynne Bell, Joan Borsa, Tim Clark, Curtis J. Collins, Jean Dubois, Guy Sioui Durand, Vera Frenkel, Amy Gogarty, Nicole Jolicoeur, Johanne Lamoureux, Patrice Loubier, Mireille Perron, Christine Ross. Lynn Hugues, Marie-Josée Lafortune (préface).

December 19th 2019

Published in 2001 by OPTICA, centre d'art contemporain, the book Creative Con/Fusions : Interdisciplinary Practices in Contemporary Art is now available in its entirety in a digital version. It will also be possible to consult it in the collections of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and e-artexte. The volume addresses questions about the multidisciplinary approach that remain current and that over the years have become more assertive.
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Médiation culturelle_Spécial confinement 2020
Cultural mediation_Special

from April 10th 2020 to April 24th 2020
GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS: Creative Workshops to do in your Living Room; chapitre 1: HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH

OPTICA launches GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS, a series of creative workshops that you can do in the comfort of your own living room. Follow us on Instagram @optica_mediation to keep busy with your kids! From keychains and pins, shadow theatre to homemade playdough, we will be posting simple art activities that you can do during this period of isolation.
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Médiation culturelle_Spécial confinement 2020
Cultural mediation_Special

from May 5th 2020 to May 12th 2020
GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS: Creative Workshops to do in your Living Room; Chapter 3: SHRINKY DINKS DIY KEYCHAINS

OPTICA recently launched GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS, a series of creative workshops to be carried out in its living room. Keychains and badges, shadow theater, homemade playdough, follow us on Instagram @optica_mediation to discover ideas for artistic activities to do easily at home during this period of isolation. We invite you to follow the different workshops, the instructions are included in the text. Send us your photos resulting of the workshops by Instagram, we will publish them !!
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ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!
Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories

Optica, Montreal, 2019.
160 p., 15,8 x 23,18 cm.
ISBN 978-2-922085-15-0
Texts in French and English
35$ or 42.74$ shipping included