eXcentrer

A collaboration between Arprim, Galerie B-312, CIRCA art actuel and Skol.

Presented at the Galerie d’art Desjardins in Drummondville.

September 13, 2019 — May 20, 2020
Opening Friday September 13, 7:00 p.m.
With Dj / sound poetry / performance of Julie Cloutier Delorme – L’Aspect Stress. Performance produced by Le bureau de l’APA
Free ride bus for the opening
Departure from Berri-UQAM bus station,  5:30 p.m.

eXcentrer is a year of special programming at the Galerie d’art Desjardins in Drummondville. It is curated by the directors of four artist-run centres in the Belgo building: Marthe Carrier (Galerie B-312), Stéphanie Chabot (Centre des arts actuels Skol), Emmanuelle Choquette (Arprim art imprimé), and Émilie Granjon (CIRCA art actuel).

The four curators have put works from their respective exhibitions into dialogue, developing a generous, approachable program that presents a wide range of mediums and artistic processes and that reflects the distinct character of each artist-run centre: print art at Arprim, politically and socially engaged art at Skol, sculpture and installation at CIRCA, and multidisciplinary practices at Galerie B-312.

This project is an opportunity for the Belgo artist-run centres to expand the audience for their artworks and to work together collaboratively and innovatively, sharing the vision and expertise of each centre. For the Galerie d’art Desjardins, eXcentrer marks the beginning of a new direction focused on contemporary art, encouraging the involvement of a vibrant community of artists, art lovers, and new audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

A festive, multidisciplinary event will launch the program, which continues on through four group exhibitions around the themes of trompe-l’oeil, strangeness, collective memory, and identitary spaces.

Artists of the program

Charles-Antoine Blais Métivier, Mathieu Cardin, Laurent Craste, Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell, Brendan Flanagan, Jeanette Johns, Gwenessa Lam, Céline B. La Terreur, Jean-Michel Leclerc, Randa Maddah, David Martineau Lachance, Élise Provencher, Kristi Ropeleski, Émilie Serri, Guillermo Trejo, Kim Waldron.