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Art POP at POP Montreal 2022! September 28th to October 2nd

About the Curators

Bettina Pérez Martínez is a Puerto Rican curator, art historian, and researcher based in Montreal. Her research focuses on Caribbean identity, decolonial studies, and the politics of ecology in the region.

Tyra Maria Trono is a filipinx artist and curator based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Concordia University. Their work explores the formation of one’s perception within the process of cultural identification.

Art POP will be hosting its annual group exhibition titled //At a distance – from within//, presented at the Project Casa gallery in the Plateau, alongside several satellite events that will bring film screenings, literary readings and workshops into various spaces surrounding POP Quarters in Mile End.

Programming

//At a distance – from within// 

Exposition de groupe / Group Exhibition

15 sept to 2 oct, Project Casa

Thursdays and Fridays 12pm7pm

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm5pm

Thursday, September 15th

Vernissage / Opening

15 sept, 5pm- 7pm, Project Casa

Art POP and POP Montreal are excited to announce the opening for their exhibition, //At a distance – from within//, which focuses on presenting works related to and created by artists from diverse backgrounds and diasporas. This vernissage will also host a DJ night featuring DJ Podrido who will play disco, soul, and salsa vinyls.

Wednesday, September 28th

28 sept, 12pm7pm

//At a distance – from within// draws from the allegory of the seed as an entity that creates a sense of rhizomatic placemaking. This relational form of placemaking refers then to the flourishing of communities, practices, and exchanges that come from diverse and multiple diasporas. The exhibition explores the concept of diaspora through the use of texts by diasporic Caribbean writers, such as Stuart Hall, and Édouard Glissant, among others.

With works from Holly Chang, Jin Heewoong, Joyce Joumaa, Kuh del Rosario, Laura Acosta et Santiago Tavera, Melissa Raymond et René Sandín, My-Van Dam, Natalia Lasalle-Morillo et Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Par Nair, Santiago Tamayo Soler and Vanessa Godden.

28 sept, 1 oct, 4pm8pm, Atelier de chronotopies urbaines, 1563 rue Saint-Denis (Door accessible behind the Second Cup).

Setlists – in partnership with Atelier de chronotopies urbaines – UQAM

Passionate about music and screen printing, Véronique mobilizes a counter approach to the digital era. Her work promotes the tangible and the objectification of what could be ephemeral, a past moment. Her work on setlists explores our relationship to time experienced individually at a concert. She translates it in a fixed and timeless reconstruction. An encapsulated memory. An artifact of the near future. The setlists presented in these works are stripped of part of their context. They are objects exhibited and presented into an unexpected poetry. This project is presented with the precious collaboration of UQAM’s Atelier de chronotopies urbaines.

LOVE x POP 2022 Reception

5pm – 7pm, Espace POP

28 sept1 oct, 12pm – 7pm

2 oct, 12pm – 5pm

POP Montreal is thrilled to renew our collaboration with LOVE (Québec) to present //Time Metaphor//, an exhibition for an artwork made during a summer youth leadership camp. LOVE is a non-profit organization which seeks to support youth with programs that teach them about healthy relationships, building emotional intelligence, and that help them overcome the challenges they face. For this year’s LOVE and POP Montreal collaboration, a creative workshop was led by artists Dayna Danger and Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte. The participating artists created a triptych to represent the past, present, and future relationships between humanity and nature across time, as well as the need for compassion towards the environment, oneself, and others. 

LECTURES POP READS!

Doors 6:30pm, Lecture 7pm – 8:30pm, Rialto Theatre

Art POP, POP Symposium and EXPOZINE present the fifth edition of POP Reads, an evening of readings presenting the work of French and English Montreal publishers, as part of POP Montreal 2022.

Montreal has the privilege of enjoying a vibrant and bilingual literary scene. Come and discover these new dynamic and diverse voices read texts published in both official languages by local publishers who take part in the huge Expozine fair.

POP Reads is a co-production by ARCMTL, EXPOZINE, Art POP, and POP Symposium. This event is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Thursday, September 29th

LOVE X POP: Time Metaphor

29 sept, 5pm-7pm (vernissage), Espace POP

Gallery Hours:
28 sept – 1 oct, 12pm7pm
2 oct, 12pm5pm

POP Montreal is thrilled to renew our collaboration with LOVE (Québec) to present Time Metaphor, an exhibition for an artwork made during a summer youth leadership camp. LOVE is a non-profit organization which seeks to support youth with programs that teach them about healthy relationships, building emotional intelligence, and that help them overcome the challenges they face. For this year’s LOVE and POP Montreal collaboration, a creative workshop was led by artists Dayna Danger and Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte. The participating artists created a triptych to represent the past, present, and future relationships between humanity and nature across time, as well as the need for compassion towards the environment, oneself, and others.

ART POP x FILM POP

8:15pm -10pm, Cinéma Moderne

Co-presented by Film POP

Art POP, in collaboration with Film POP, will be presenting three films by artists who explore themes of diaspora in their work. //Foreign in a Domestic Sense//, is a constellation of testimonies and imaginaries of Puerto Ricans who have migrated to Central Florida in recent years, conjured by visual artists Natalia Lassalle-Morillo (she/her) and Sofía Gallisá Muriente (she/her).  //Trudging Congealed Seas (Pilot)//, a film by Vanessa Godden (they/them) that brings together research of familial history with the lived experiences of the Indo-Caribbean diaspora, and //Untitled until I am no longer bored//, a short film by Joyce Joumaa. 

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A. 

Friday, September 30th

POP SYMPO X ART POP

At a distance – from within: Conversations on Diaspora

1pm – 2:15pm, Rialto Hall

Co-presented by POP Symposium

Join curators Bettina Pérez Martínez and Tyra Maria Trono, along with participating artists, in a conversation surrounding the Art POP 2022 exhibition, At a distance – from within. This exhibition draws from the allegory of the seed as an entity that creates a sense of rhizomatic placemaking. This relational form of placemaking refers then to the flourishing of communities, practices, and exchanges that come from diverse and multiple diasporas.

Saturday October 1st

Curatorial Walkthrough

Présentation commissariale

1pm, Project Casa

Join Art POP curators Tyra Maria Trono and Bettina Pérez Martínez for a curatorial walkthrough for //At a distance – from within//. 

Finissage 

5pm, Project Casa

//At a distance – from within// will close its doors with live music, refreshments, and some surprises!

Click here to see the calendar for Art POP’s events!

See you soon!