Contrebande, a group show in partnership with UQAM – 6th of March through the 5th of April 2014


Contrebande, du 6 mars au 5 avril 2014

Photo : Groupe Contrebande

The Guido Molinari Foundation presented under the title Contrebande, the work of seventeen members of the graduating class at the School for visual and media arts at UQAM.

The Foundation was immediately receptive to the concept of this exhibition, an original idea of Professors Christine Major and Anne Ramsden, in part because of the deep commitment of Molinari to the world of university education.

A passing reference to the formal aspect of the artist’s work has been transformed into a broader consideration of the ideas of frontiers and territories in art: the works exhibited will show a willingness to question the status of objects, to tell a story, and to carry the observer to a place which is outside of reality, apart from the quotidian. The work in the exhibition resided at the very edges of artistic disciplines, with a view to shaking the beliefs of the viewer. The context for these experiments will be the former bank premises, which became the Molinari’s home and creative environment, and the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood in which they are located.

Contrebande may suggest both reliance on, and opposition to, the band.
In any case, Molinari would have been delighted by the intrusion of these young creators into his bank.


Fannie Bisson                                     Audrey Kinkead                     Marie Poirier Landry

Arianne Blanchet-Lapointe             Karine Madran                  Amélie Riendeau

Stephanie Castonguay                      Andréanne Martin                Geneviève Santerre

Kathy Chagnon                                   Léa Noacco                         Carolyne Paquette

Felix Chartré-Lefevbre                     Sarah Osborne                      Shanie Tomassini

Julie Crevier                                     Boris Perraud

Pictures of the Opening
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