The May 21 2015

Impact féminist sur l'art actuel - Feminist Impact on Contemporary Art

Lancement de publication / Catalogue Launch

Lancement jeudi 21 mai, 18h à 21h
Lecture 19h
Performance 19h30

La Centrale is proud to present its more recent publication, celebrating forty years of contemporary art in dialogue with feminisms!

« In this catalogue, in conjunction with our 40th anniversary special programming series, we approached a set of questions about the influence of feminist strategies of the past on contemporary art practice which were rigorous, yet commemorative, absurd, or decadently celebratory.

This collection of texts and images marks the many responses to questions proposed over the course of the past year. We asked artists to consider how to reanimate the archive, to undermine the authority, and to question what it is to reperform and restage. Out of this artistic activity emerged this publication as well as many other unforeseen outcomes.

We are delighted to share this collection with you. Here’s to the vitality of La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse for the next four decades to come ! »

Jen Leigh Fisher

Nicole Burisch, Barbara Clausen, Jen Leigh Fisher, Anne Golden, k.g. Guttman, Anne-Marie Proulx, Thérèse St-Gelais, Eliana Stratica-Mihail, Tamar Tembeck et Elvan Zabunyan

At 7:30pm, Monique Moumblow will present her performance Susan, does anybody got a match, a project resulting from a research residency at La Centrale, during the 40th anniversary Programming Series.

Using an interview found in La Centrale's archives, Monique Moumblow invites current gallery members to incarnate the roles of early La Centrale/Powerhouse members.

A transcribed conversation from 1978, between the artist Alexandra Hewton and Anne Lewis, is the starting point for a script that the audience is invited to perform at La Centrale on May 21st. A teleprompter, live video feed and free Molson Export and Labatt's 50 will be on hand.

Monique Moumblow received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Concordia University. Initially, she was primarily interested in performance art and worked collaboratively with Anne Russell. Since 1993, Moumblow has focused on single-channel video and installation. Recurring themes in her work are the figure of the double, the separation between voice and written word as well as the construction of narrative. Her videos have screened at festivals and galleries in Canada and internationally and are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Netherlands Media Art Institute. Moumblow has been involved with various artist-run centres in Montréal and was co-founder of Sugar Press. In addition to her work as an artist she also writes short fiction and essays on contemporary media art. She teaches in the IMCA department at Concordia University.