Entends-tu ce que je vois?
Do You See What I Hear?
From 29 March to 2 June 2018
Opening on 29 March at 7 pm
A proposal by France Choinière for Dazibao, including works by Wojciech Bakowski, Bianca Baldi, Simon M. Benedict, Mareike Bernien & Kerstin Schroedinger, Myriam Bleau, Bojan Fajfric, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, Rosalie Jean, Kapwani Kiwanga, Douglas Moffat, Naveen Padmanabha, Jen Reimer & Max Stein, Sofie Thorsen and Marie Voignier.
Entends-tu ce que je vois? Do You See What I Hear? delves into the singular relationships between sound and image and more specifically into our expectations of vision and hearing and how these affect our perceptions of the world around us. All the works in the exhibition possess a socially and/or politically inclined scope and reach, while remaining rooted in each artist’s practice. The exhibition proposes a definite hopefulness — that art as a collective endeavour still has the propensity for change. Without buying into the narrative that art itself can change the world, the works in this exhibition rather contribute to a more sophisticated form of artistic literacy that encourages the audience to develop skills in reading and comprehending the world around us — including its historical, social, political and philosophical aspects — through art. The works featured in the exhibition range from video and film to audio installations and sound sculptures. The artists, by posing questions that are not easily answered about subjects as broad as strange weather, disability, aging, colonialism and tourism, incite their audience to look and to listen as closely as possible, proposing new codes for interpretation – together, the artists foster a re ned sense of radical attention.
Dazibao receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.