Discussion Panel


Discussion Panel

With curator Yan Zhou and artists
Alexandre David, Yam Lau and Mireille Lavoie

  • Special Activity
© Rein Jie—Zhang Quigfan—Xu Tan | Photo : Guy L'Heureux

This discussion panel will be held in English with simultaneous translation in French. 

Please note that all other activities planned as part of Breathing exhibition such as Li Ming's workshops and Xu Tan's presentations have been canceled in the current context surrounding coronavirus. 


15 February 2020
1: 30 pm

As part of the Breathing exhibition, Galerie B-312 invites you to a discussion panel with the curator Yan Zhou and artists Alexandre David, Mireille Lavoie and Yam Lau. —Since 2009, the back and forth between Canada and China have led Yan Zhou to wonder the disturbing feeling she feels while the smog phenomenon is becoming more and more pervasive. Aware of the profound effects and changes in the political, economic, social and technological spheres engendered by these new environmental conditions, Yan Zhou undertakes the creation of research and an immersive creation project in order to propose an abstract and mediated re-representation of this stagnant and suffocating phenomenon. In this discussion panel, Yan Zhou will share with the public the genesis of Breathing as well as her collaboration with Yam Lau who is also involved in the design and development of the project. Thereafter, artists and curator will discuss their respective experiences stemming from the residencies carried out before the exhibition. Among the other themes of this discussion panel, they will address more personal concerns : the need to introduce a spiritual and aesthetic dimension to a socially engaged artists practice, the need for an intrinsic relationship between artistic activism and community, as well as the creation of connections between art, life, nature and environment.