From contemporary dance, to writing, to an actual working artist residency, this year's Art POP has programmed over 15 events showcasing more than 30 artists, taking place at POP Quarters (3450 St-Urbain) and other satellite locations from September 13th to the 17th, and delving into areas that have not been explored before. All vernissages for exhibits at POP Quarters will take place on September 13th, at 6:30pm.
To start, Art POP is thrilled to present a dance performance and video installation by Maya Stovall, an innovative Detroit-based artist who works across the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, and contemporary art. Stovall will be teaming up with local dancers Hanako Hoshimi-Caines & Mistaya Hemingway to bring us her original performance piece, Manifesto 2, inspired by her video series Liquor Store Theater and accompanied by a live score from Todd Stovall, who composed the music for the videos. Stovall was one of the selected artists of this year's Whitney Biennial, in which she showed videos from Liquor Store Theater.
On September 14th, Art POP will present an artist talk and performance by Baseera Khan, a New York artist who carefully mixes elements of pop culture and consumerism with her experiences as a Muslim woman in the United States.
Other highlights at POP Quarters include a photo installation by Johanna Heldebro, White Death, paintings of figures from the hip hop music industry by Jay "J-Berd" Keating, who will also be performing at POP Montréal's opening party on September 13th. Last but not least, a final nod goes to the Céline Bureau Artist Residency that will take over an entire floor. Other highlights include artists such as the internationally renowned sculptor Dominique Sirois and painter Peggy Kouroumalos.
Complete Art POP programming here.