EMERGE: Spotlight on Performance, November 19–23 at the MAC

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and the cluster EUNIC
Montréal (European National Institutes for Culture) invite the public to EMERGE, an event dedicated to contemporary
performance, featuring a dozen European and Canadian artists invited to present
recent works that address the multidisciplinary direction taken by some of
today’s most engaging practices.

EMERGE
When: Tuesday, November 19 to
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Where: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine St West

Complete schedule

Free admission, ticket
required

Tickets available starting Friday, November 8 online and at the MAC ticket counter

While
performance produces a poetry of transgressive forms in which the body is the
raw material of the work and the artist’s instrument, it is also part of a
history where the performing arts, writing and image-based practices intersect.
Thus the very title of the event refers to the song Emerge
by the group Fischerspooner, which questions the issues of contemporaneity, the
question of being and doing in the present times.

Echoing
the performance program, workshops punctuated by conferences and exchanges will
be held during the week. On the last day, Saturday, a forum will bring together
the public, artists, curators, art critics,
and theorists from here and abroad. The forum will be an opportunity to share
thoughts on current events and issues pertaining to performance art.

EMERGE is a co-production of the Musée d’art
contemporain de Montréal, the Goethe-Institut Montréal and the Consulat général
de France à Québec as members of the Montréal cluster of cultural institutes of
member countries in the European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), along
with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montréal and the Embassy of Spain in
Ottawa. The project received generous support from the Franco-German Fund, the
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Consulate General of Switzerland
and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Mehdi Brit and Mark Lanctôt, Curators

Chantal Pontbriand, Curator of the Workshops and the
Forum

Anne-Léonie Auer and Marjolaine Labelle, Coordinators

Invited Artists

Daina Ashbee (Canada), Uriel Barthélémi and Entissar
Al Hamdany (France), Marie-Caroline Hominal (Switzerland), Dana Michel
(Canada), Didier Morelli (Canada), Bridget Moser (Canada), PPKK – Sarah Ancelle
Schoenfeld and Louis-Philippe Scoufaras (Germany), Marthe Ramm Fortun (Norway),
María Salgado (Spain), Marinella Senatore (Italy)

Invited speakers

Anne Bénichou (Canada), Christian Jankowski (Germany),
Julie Perrin (France), Ronald Rose-Antoinette (Canada), Alexandre St-Onge
(Canada), Alice Ming Wai Jim (Canada), David Zerbib (France)

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