Book launch T’envoler + discussion, radio show style
With the participation of Myriam Jacob-Allard, Lauren Fournier, and Cynthia Girard-Renard
On March 2, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm ― in French and English
Launch of Myriam Jacob-Allard’s book T’envoler ― the printed version AND the augmented digital version!
Including texts by France Choinière, Lauren Fournier, and Cynthia Girard-Renard
Set up like a radio show, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Lauren Fournier and Cynthia Girard-Renard will discuss the publication and their respective practices. The discussion will be punctuated by musical breaks with songs chosen for the occasion.
The title of the exhibition and the publication, T’envoler, is borrowed from a country song, a musical genre with a particular resonance for the artist’s family. Myriam Jacob-Allard’s work lingers at the crossroads of personal history and collective memory. In the exhibition, both of these elements take form through two narratives: a popular song and a family story.
Come back later for our karaoke night Legacy songs in the context of Nuit Blanche, from 9 pm to 1 am!
Originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Myriam Jacob-Allard is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with performance, video, craft and installation. She holds an MFA in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM and lives in Montreal. Her practice focuses on Quebecois pop culture, particularly on country-western culture, which occupies an important place in her maternal family. The recipient of many grants and awards, in 2015 Myriam Jacob-Allard was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.
Lauren Fournier is a writer, curator, and artist from Treaty 4 territories in Saskatchewan who is currently based in Toronto. She holds a PhD in English literature from York University. Recent curatorial projects include the internationally touring series Fermenting Feminism. She is currently working on her first novel and solo exhibition, Feminist Father Worship. Her video work is distributed through Vtape.
Cynthia Girard-Renard is a visual artist and poet living in Montreal whose work has been widely shown in Canada and internationally for the last twenty years. Her most recent book, Le Renard Vulve, was publish by Anteism in 2017. Recipient of the 2018 Louis-Comtois award, her work is part of the collections of several major institutions and private collections. Her black poodle, Satan, accompanies her in every adventure.
This project was made possible by the support of: Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, Canada Council for the Arts (Explore and Create: Concept to Realization), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Grant for Research and Creation), Résidence recherche et création expérimentale PRIM.
The artist would like to thank Alice Gervais, Claire Jacob, Émilie Jacob- Allard, Denis Allard, Simon Plouffe, Nicholas Larouche, Paul Daraîche, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Lauren Fournier, France Choinière and the Dazibao team, Lucette Jacob, Olya Zarapina, Joanne Lessard, Jean-Philippe Thibault, Louis- Philippe Côté, the Société d’histoire du patrimoine de La Sarre.
T’envoler song and title of the exhibition: Paul Daraîche
Credits: Paul Daraîche. (1984). T’envoler. In T’envoler [CD]. Québec: CPM Distribution
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.