Lieux et non-lieux de l’actualité. Le Mois de la Photo Montréal

Melvin Charney, UN DICTIONNAIRE..., 1970-2001, Série 1-9, La structure des événements, (detail), 250 plates, each 27,8 x 35,5 cm or 28 x 35 cm, total dimension of installation: 420 x 2430 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Phil Colins, hero, still, 2002,video, 58 min. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

 

Phil Colins, hero, still, 2002,video, 58 min. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Phil Colins, hero, still, 2002,video, 58 min. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Paul Seawright, Horizon, from the series Hidden, 2002, 127 x 127 cm. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Paul Seawright, Mounds, from the series Hidden, 2002, 127 x 127 cm. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Paul Seawright, Room II, from the series Hidden, 2002, 127 x 127 cm. Courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Lidwien van de Ven, White March, 2001, from the series seule / la main qui efface / peut écrire, 300 x 390 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam.

Lidwien van de Ven, Reichstag, Berlin, from the series seule / la main qui efface / peut écrire, 300 x 390 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam.

View of the exhibition Lieux et non-lieux de l’actualité, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, from September 3 to November 2, 2003.

Credit: Pierre Blache.

View of the exhibition Lieux et non-lieux de l’actualité, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, from September 3 to November 2, 2003.

Credit: Pierre Blache.

View of the exhibition Lieux et non-lieux de l’actualité, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, from September 3 to November 2, 2003.

Credit: Pierre Blache.
2003.09.03 - 11.02

Melvin Charney, Phil Collins, Paul Seawright and Lidwien van de Ven

Curator
Vincent Lavoie

Opening September 3, 2003

Le Mois de la photo à Montréal present an exhibtion wich bring together works from four artists around the theme Now. Images of Present Time.

Now that the photograph has ceded its monopoly over the depiction of factual history to visual forms more expedient in relaying the shocks of current events, what “experience” of the present are we brought to through contemporary photography? From local dramas to international news, from miscellaneous trivia to historical records, how do contemporary photographic practices interpret what is going on around us? Taking note of the historical legacy of photojournalism and its spin-offs in the field of contemporary artistic practice, the 8 th presentation of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal intends to take stock of the most innovative artistic approaches to the representation of events.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal