Le septième pétale d’une tulipe-monstre
Exhibition organized by La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen and Galerie de l’UQAM
Curator: Elise Anne LaPlante
Artists: Caroline Boileau, Mimi Haddam, Daze Jefferies, Ikumagialiit, Helena Martin Franco, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong
November 3, 2023 - January 20, 2024
Opening: November 2, 2023, 5:30 pm
How do different forms of normativity govern our bodies? How does imaginary somatic research allow us to approach the so-called alternative representations of the body? Le septième pétale d’une tulipe-monstre examines understandings of the body that challenge its normative contours. This three-part exhibition presents practices that make room for hybrid, ambiguous bodies, or that explore different possibilities through metamorphosis. Each cycle, presented consecutively at La Maison des artistes visuels francophones in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, in October 2022, at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, New Brunswick, in January 2023, and at Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal, Quebec, in November 2023, will each present new articulations between the artworks.