Bringing together 25 artists
RÉINGÉNIERIE DU MONDE
Galerie B-312 and the maisons de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal and Frontenac present Réingénierie du Monde, an exhibition combining geography and fiction in a playful context.
Christian Barré, Mathieu Beauséjour, Catherine Bolduc, Sylvain Bouthillette Sébastien Cliche, Cozic, Marie-Suzanne Désilets, Christiane Desjardins, Normand Forget, Diane Gougeon, Trevor Gould, Nathalie Grimard, Marja Hakala, Nelson Henricks & Amadou Pathé Sow, Jocelyn Jean, Éric Lamontagne, Christine Lebel, Laura-Jeanne Lefave, Christine Major, François Morelli, Richard Purdy, Monika Rechsteiner, Denis Rousseau, Annie Tremblay.
Inspired by the world of the RISK board game, Éric Ladouceur, curator, conceived this exhibition project and invited the artists to participate in the utopian establishment of a new world order by using the Dymaxion world map, designed by the famous engineer Buckminster Fuller, as a game board. This world map presents the North Pole as the centre of the world from which all the continents seem to be linked. Twenty-four artists from Quebec and abroad have joined this project to rebuild the world. This laboratory has given rise to emblematic works where fiction and reality merge. Large areas remain uninhabited. Islands have emerged. A boat travels around the world in search of trade. An anthropologist is lost. Boundaries are shifting. They drift according to the seasons or the needs of one another, while someone has fun making them disappear. However, does it not seem, at first glance, that only the frontier of each artist's creative space remains and that this frontier is without limit?
from August 31 to October 1, 2006: at the Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
from September 7 to October 8, 2006: at the Maison de la culture Frontenac