Period rooms | Château Ramezay. Historic Site and Museum in Montréal

Salle de Nantes, Château Ramezay, 1975.

Credit: Archives of the City of Montréal.

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, La chambre des échos. Unvarnished Veneer, 2019. Exhibition view, Château Ramezay. Courtesy of the artist.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, La chambre des échos. Unvarnished Veneer, 2019. Exhibition view, Château Ramezay. Courtesy of the artist.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, La chambre des échos. Unvarnished Veneer, 2019. Exhibition view, Château Ramezay. Courtesy of the artist.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn

Opening on Wenesday, June 12, 2019
from 5:30 pm, in the presence of the artist

Château Ramezay. Historic Site and Museum in Montréal
280, Notre-Dame Street E. (metro Champ-de-mars), Montréal, Québec, H2Y 1C5
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Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn’s installation is presented in the Salle de Nantes at the Château Ramezay. Conservation and showcasing of the decorative arts in Montreal, notably the reconstruction of period rooms, were made possible thanks to the substantial support of Canadian art patrons and philanthropists David M. Stewart and Liliane Stewart. The artist’s intervention traces this little-known historical aspect as well as the origins of the heritage wood panelling in the Salle de Nantes, which was exhibited in the French pavilion at Expo 67 before being donated to the Château Ramezay. It originally came from the Hôtel O’Riordan, constructed in Nantes between 1742 and 1746 for the shipowner Étienne O’Riordan. The installation is based around a soundtrack that takes a critical, postcolonial perspective in relating various historical, economic and political narratives relating to the past of this decorative-arts ensemble.

From June 13 to July 26, 2019

Biography

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn’s art encompasses a wide array of processes based on her research, informed by feminist theory, which she applies to investigations of issues of historicity, community, utopian policies and multiculturalism…

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Exhibition

Period rooms. 8 art experimentations, 24 historic interiors
2019.06.12 - 10.20

Curated by Marie J. Jean, this event presents experimentations by seven contemporary artists—Steve Bates, Thomas Bégin, Pierre Dorion, Frédérick Gravel, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Jocelyn Robert, and Claire Savoie—in the period interiors of the Château Dufresne, the Château Ramezay, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, the Sir George-Étienne Cartier residence, and the Guido Molinari Foundation. Concurrently, at VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, Klaus Scherübel has produced an art intervention that employs the period room format to reconstitute two exhibitions organized in 1947 by the Automatist artists.

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Urban itinerary: circuit des châteaux 2019.06.19

As part of Period rooms. 8 art experimentations, VOX organizes a series of urban itineraries in chartered buses. With le circuit des châteaux (in French), on June 19, participants will visit the Château Ramezay, the Château Dufresne and VOX, along with artists and special guests. Booking mandatory, limited seats!

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