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Lancement du catalogue d’exposition de Myriam Yates, le mercredi 4 juin à 17h à la Formats

June 4, 2014 – June 4, 2014

Montréal (Québec)

 

Exhibition catalogue for artist Myriam Yates 
Launch at the Formats bookstore: Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 5 pm
 
The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University is proud to present its latest catalogue, which documents the work of Myriam Yates in her 2013 solo exhibition. The publication includes an introduction by curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon, with essays by Lesley Johnstone, a curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and Scott McLeod, the director and curator at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto. The catalogue was designed by 1218a.
 
The exhibition at the Foreman brought together a selection of Yates’ artworks that focused on the Montréal Hippodrome, a site the artist has been working with since the early stages of her career. Opened in 1872 and closed in 2009, the Hippodrome, or Blue Bonnets as it was formerly known, was, in its heyday, an important site of entertainment within the city. Whether the stables where racetrack horses reside, the defunct Le Centaure restaurant or the making of the bandstands for the U2 concert in 2011, Yates’ videos and films speak to a specific dichotomy: that of several places and temporalities existing on the same site. Through her investigation of the Hippodrome and other sites such as Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, Yates critically reflects on the changing function of modern buildings in the contemporary era, and individuals’ equally changing relationships to these public spaces.
 
About the artist: Visual artist Myriam Yates’ photography- and- video-based practice tends towards a documentary approach. She explores the tenuous relationship between public and private space, following the shifting relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. Yates’ holds two BFAs and an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown at events such as Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (2013), Kassel Dokfest (Kassel, Germany, 2012), Images Festival (Toronto, 2012), Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2007), Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (2007, 2012, 2013) and the Regina Festival of Cinematic Arts (2005). It has also been featured in individual and collective exhibitions: a duo show at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art (NY, 2012), The Québec Triennale at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011), Optica Centre for Contemporary Art (Montréal, 2009), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montréal, 2003) and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto, 2001). In 2005, she attended the Banff Centre to participate to the IntraNation thematic residency program. Prizewinner of the Cyberpitch contest (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal 2004), she has also presented at the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute’s Interactive Screen lectures. Her work is included in the collections of the Cirque du Soleil, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin law firm.
 
 
 
Fact sheet:
Produced under the direction of curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon, the exhibition catalogue includes essays from Lesley Johnstone, a curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and Scott McLeod, the director and curator at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto. The catalogue was designed by 1218a.
 
A 60-page bilingual publication with 31 coloured photographs, a pictorial index of 150 images and a soft cover spine of sewn fabric binding. ISBN: 978-1-926859-10-1
 
Price ½ $25
Launching price ½ $20

 

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