Molinari, the Seventies exhibition finissage and programming reveal

August 24, 2023

With a glass of bubbly in hand, we wanted to conclude our summer programming with a public presentation of our Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 programs. We’re very proud of the exciting projects we’ll be bringing to the public this year!

In a 6 to 8 p.m. format, we held our final viewing of the Molinari, the 70s exhibition, which ended on Sunday, August 27.

Fall 2023 : Investigative museology at the Guido Molinari Foundation

A brilliant exhibition entitled L’œil attentif, conceived by curator Marie Fraser and her team of researchers, and staged by Louis-Charles Lasnier. Presented at the Foundation from September 14 to December 17, 2023, this project reconstructs a fragment of the exhibition The Responsive Eye, which took place in 1965 at MoMA in New York. The opening will take place on September 14 at 5pm.

Other projects

The Foundation is collaborating with GHAM & DAFE and artist-run center L’Imprimerie to organize a Parcours artistique d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to explore the art venues on Sainte-Catherine Street. Laurence Dupont will lead a three-station guided tour on September 30 at 1 p.m., during the Journées de la Culture.

The Fondation also enjoys a special relationship with the Molinari Quartet, which recently unveiled its 27th season of concerts! After New York, Toronto and Vancouver, the Quartet will perform in Montreal, at the Fondation Molinari, on Sunday December 17 at 3pm, as part of the Musique à voir series. A moment of high quality music not to be missed! A second concert in the Musique à voir series is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3 p.m.

Artist in residence 2023-2024

For over ten years, the Foundation has welcomed artists in residence who wish to develop projects with a historical awareness and an interest in creating dialogues with the work of Guido Molinari. Through these residencies, the Foundation aims to become involved in current aesthetic and theoretical debates, to revisit bodies of art history with a contemporary eye, and to encourage the dissemination of current Quebec artists in a way that resonates with the issues raised by Molinari’s work. A new section presenting all the artists who have completed a residency over the years has been added to our website.

This year, the Foundation is delighted to welcome artist Fiona Annis. Her project was selected following an initial public call for submissions. We’ll be making this call for submissions an annual habit.

She will set up her studio at the Foundation in January and February 2024. An exhibition showcasing the results of her residency will run from March 14 to May 19, 2024. I am also pleased to inform you that her exhibition will travel to Italy. It will be presented in summer 2024 at the Gallerie Riunite in Naples.