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Upcoming Exhibitions & Events


Lo que sabíamos pero no pudimos decir
What we all knew but couldn’t articulate

September 10 to October 19, 2018
What we all knew but couldn’t articulate
What we all knew but couldn’t articulate is an exhibition that revolves around a common sense of closeness and the desire to connect, while also acknowledging the barriers that often stand in the way of attaining that connection. This exhibition is the result of a year-long international curatorial internship between the FOFA Gallery and SOMA México, which aimed to foster cultural exchange between Mexico City and Montréal. After various encounters and meetings with contemporary artists in Mexico City, curator Ellen Belshaw developed the exhibition’s premise in Montreal. The five selected artists—Marcela Armas, Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Lorena Mal, Armando Rosales, and Rogelio Sosa—have all created works that actively engage viewers in the attempt to interpret connection—or a lack thereof—through personal, political and sensorial means.
What we all knew but couldn't articulate

Roundtable Discussion

September 12, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m.

Featuring artists Marcela Armas, Lorena Mal, Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Armando Rosales, and Rogelio Sosa, and curator Ellen Belshaw — Moderated by Dr. Nuria Carton de Grammont

Roundtable Discussion
In conjunction with the exhibition What we all knew but couldn't articulate at the FOFA Gallery, curator Ellen Belshaw and moderator Dr. Nuria Carton de Grammont will host a roundtable discussion between the five Mexico City-based artists featured in the exhibition. This conversation seeks to address the exhibition’s theme by asking: How do we connect with one another, and what happens when we can’t? Expanding on this question, the artists will share their interpretations of the exhibition’s premise, their experiences in creating site-specific works, as well as their larger research and creation interests.
What we all knew but couldn't articulate

RELAY
The Institute of Everyday Life

November 5 to December 14, 2018
RELAY
The Institute of Everyday Life (IEL) is a Montreal-based laboratory that looks at the everyday as a site to generate and present artwork and research. For the past eight years, the artists and researchers have been working on the Hybrid Bodies Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses concepts of kinship, transformation, and transference as they relate to organ transplantation. In this exhibition, artists Ingrid Bachmann, Dana Dal Bo, Emily Jan, and Elliott Rajnovic will put their background research and working processes on display by setting up temporary and performative studios in the York Corridor Vitrines.
RELAY

تکلیف: انگاره‌های زنانه

Taklif: Ideas of Femininity

November 5 to December 14, 2018
Taklif: Ideas of Femininity
Taklif: Ideas of Femininity was formed around our everyday feminine experiences; from which we draw a collection of oral narratives, writings and archival materials. Taklif: تکلیف searches for ways to develop a foundational knowledge for alternative feminist studies, through those material recollections. For the occasion of this exhibition we brought together a collective experience, called Jashn-e-Taklif (ceremony of being dutiful). The exhibition embodies recollection of diverse personal narratives, inhabited within intimate dialogic spaces of companionship and femininity.
Taklif: تکلیف

Fall Fell Felt
Anna Hawkins

November 5 to December 14, 2018
Fall Fell Felt
Fall Fell Felt begins from an examination of “fail” videos, a popular genre where physical blunders and bloopers are caught on camera and disseminated online. Focusing on an extremely prevalent sub-genre, so-called “girl fails,” Anna Hawkins’s project tests the ability of these images to elicit empathy, while considering the ways that women’s bodies been used throughout the history of moving images to provoke physical and visceral responses from viewers.
Anna Hawkins

Objects of Resistance
Janina Anderson, assisted by Rebecca Munce

November 5 to December 14, 2018
Objects of Resistance
Objects of Resistance is an installation produced as a public, interactive performance piece made during the 2017 Women’s March. Using sewing machines, newspaper headlines announcing Donald Trump’s inauguration were “blacked out” with thread. Local, national and international newspapers were donated, as friends, colleagues, and passersby took to sewing machines, many for the first time, to transform their frustration and pain into objects of protest, community solidarity, and resistance.
Objects of Resistance
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