Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
Located in Downtown Montreal at Concordia University, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery is a place that reflects upon the practice of contemporary artmaking, the public at large and youth are able to experience art as a way of thinking and of being in the world. The Gallery presents exhibitions, artist and curator talks, organizes public debates, concerts and film screenings as well as offers various educational programs. It is also a publisher of catalogues, collection of essays, brochures and electronic publications. The Gallery has a collection of Canadian art.
In a series of essays the artist Edith Brunette and François Lemieux outline collectively a few proposals on the question of inhabiting as put forward from their multiple and tenuous attachements to the land.
This book furthers the reflection that was given form in the exhibition Blues Klair, a site to test History in terms of the present. A series of essays probes the enduring presence of colonialism as well as of alliances and cultural crossovers across time and space through the filter of the colour blue.
This book examines the notion of deferred receptions of theories and art through language, context and translations.Vincent Bonin explores the gap between the publication of a text in one language and that of its translation (using the example of the French Theory), or between the inaugural presentation of an artwork in one context and its subsequent display. A critical reflection on the discourses surrounding contemporary art practices.
Accompanying the eponymous exhibition project by Sophie Bélair Clément and Marie Claire Forté, this catalogue continues a polyvocal inquiry into the idea of being called upon and tasked with giving an account of oneself.
Three art historians offer perspectives and analyses on Monkman's work that address history and genre painting, the queered Romantic landscape, the shifting and unfixed subject, race, sexuality, conquest and sovereignty, and modern versus discontinuous temporality.