Earth Day – April 22!
The David Suzuki Foundation and POP Montreal
invite you to an exhibition and show committed to social and climate justice
On the occasion of Earth Day, on April 22nd, the David Suzuki Foundation and POP Montreal are organizing the poster exhibition “Entendez ma colère!” at the Espace POP gallery and the festive evening “Entendre la Terre” at La Sala Rossa, with performances by Béatrice Deer and Waahli.
« Entendez ma colère ! » – Hear my anger! – exhibition: Mobilizing Emotions for Climate and Social Justice brings together the work of 16 artists and activists who have created posters expressing their deep feelings about the many injustices caused by the climate and social crises. The exhibition will take place at the Espace POP gallery (5587 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2V 4H2) from April 22 to May 6, 2022,
With works from a call for art projects from activists and commissions from established artists including Eruoma Awashish, Kezna Dalz and Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush, the exhibition juxtaposes diverse emotional perspectives united in support of social and climate justice.
« The feelings instilled by climate chaos and deep inequalities are too often kept silent. It is essential to be able to express these sometimes dark emotions in order to make room for resilience and healing, both individually and collectively” explains Sabaa Khan, executive director of the David Suzuki Foundation for Quebec and the Atlantic.
The exhibition is free, with free admission; all details are below. The opening will take place on April 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Please let us know if you will be attending!
The protest show Entendre la Terre – Hear the Earth – will be held on the same day as the launch of the exhibition and Earth Day, this April 22 at the Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent Blvd.). This artistic evening will highlight the importance of unity in order to change the course of things through collective power.
The evening will begin with speeches by the Kahnawà:ke youth delegation that attended COP26 and Mi’kmaq actress and activist Nadia George, whose work includes access to water for indigenous communities.
This will be followed by the haunting indie music of Inuk artist Beatrice Deer and the irresistible hip-hop melodies of Waahli.
«The socio-ecological transition is something that all communities face. The artistic community is no exception and it needs to be at the forefront in addressing these struggles. It is through the universality of emotions expressed in art and creativity that we will be able to confront environmental injustice and face the climate crisis with honesty and compassion» added Daniel Seligman, creative director of POP Montreal.
Earth Day Festivities
Exposition « Entendez ma colère! »
Protest poster exhibition
April 22, to May 6, 2022
Tuesday to Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Friday: 2pm – 9pm
Saturday And Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
Galerie Espace POP, 5587 avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC, H2V 4H2
Spectacle Entendre la Terre
April 22, 2022
Doors: 7 pm
Show 7:45 pm
Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC H2T 1R5
Free – limited seating, ticket required
Free Livestream here
Tickets available here