CDEx Centre de Diffusion et d’Expérimentation des étudiants de la maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiquesUniversity of Quebec at Montreal
405 Ste-Catherine / St-Denis
J-Jasmin Pavilion, Room J-R930
Montreal, QC

Exhibition: August 4-12, 2018
Vernissage: August 3, 2018 at 4:00pm

Artists:
Shoji Kato
Paul Landon
Marjatta Oja
Pépite & Josèphe – Expédition
Kévin Pinvidic

Re-excavation reflects on archaeological methods of unearthing and digging up. With this exhibition project it is the urban landscape that is re-dug up. The present and past city is reconsidered, what has been found repurposed for its future. Urban space is uncovered, expanded and upturned, interpreted as an abstract diagram, as material residue, as rumours of past usages and activities, as oral accounts and lived experience.

In 2017 Marjatta Oja, Shoji Kato and Paul Landon developed new works for the exhibition Excavations at the Saariaho Järvenpää gallery in Helsinki. These works were drawn from reflections on Helsinki’s Viiskulma neighbourhood where the gallery is located, an area characterised by a five-corner intersection. This year’s exhibition project Re-excavations is built on new, site-specific, works by Kato, Landon and Oja as well as on new works by Expédition (Pépite & Josèphe) and Kévin Pinvidic. All of these works respond to material and structural characteristics of downtown Montréal.

Shoji Kato is a Helsinki-based artist who works in drawing, painting, photography and installation. His intricate works reflect on geologies as both material conditions and forms of collective memory. Kato has exhibited extensively in Europe and Asia and he recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

Paul Landon lives and works in Montreal. His installation and media-based visual art practice looks at modern architecture and urban planning as sites inscribed with the potential of psychological trauma and social unease. Landon is a professor in the École des arts visuels et médiatiques of UQÀM and he recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

Marjatta Oja is a Helsinki based artist working in video, painting and installation. Her ‘situation sculptures’ render dialogues and conversations into archirectural moving image projections. Oja recently completed a Doctor of Fine Arts at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts where she teaches video.

Expédition is an artist duo based in Montréal. Their practice rooted in painting and printmaking is based on walking in the city, collecting residue and remnants and repurposing these. Pépite Biron-Chalifour is completing a BFA in Photography at Concordia University. Josèphe Landreville is a student in the Maitrise des arts visuels et médiatiques programme at UQÀM.

Kévin Pinvidic is a Montreal based visual artist. His work takes the form of three-dimensional drawing; it draws on his wandering in the city and on the archiving of found discarded elements. Pinvidic is a student in the Maitrise des arts visuels et médiatiques programme at UQÀM.

 

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