Wednesday, August 28 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
Bilingual
Lectures, In connection with : Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
Realities and issues in contemporary fashion as seen by Fecal Matter and Thierry-Maxime Loriot

 

A conversation between the designers from Fecal Matter, Marie Saint Pierre and curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.

A multidisciplinary platform created in January 2016, Fecal Matter has a mission to express ideas about the cycle of (over)consumption and the value of material goods, in a democratic process that explores inclusion, acceptance and tolerance in today’s society.

In its creations, Fecal Matter deviates from restrictive standards of beauty and offers experiences and products in which fashion, film, politics and music converge.

 

The Maison Marie Saint Pierre has been known on the international stage for creativity and sartorial expertise ever since the presentation of its first prêt-à-porter collection in 1988. Its strong aesthetic identity is rooted in elegant tension and artful contradiction. Combining elements from culture, art and technology with sensuous brilliance, and opting for innovative and luxurious fabrics, Marie Saint Pierre has forged a signature style that is both graphic and architectural in nature. 

 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Service charges (per pass)

General public: $5

VIP: $4

 

Friday, September 6 2019
16:00 - 17:30
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Simulacres : The artist’s journey in the Musée Nicéphore Niépce’s archive, and the making of Fieldnotes for Nicephora

Alinka Echeverría (1981) is a Mexican-British artist. Her projects have been presented in various venues and biennials across the globe, such as the Benaki Museum (Athens), Preus Museum: Norwegian National Museum of Photography (Horten), Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne), FOAM Museum (Amsterdam), and Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles). She is a grantee of the MAST Foundation (Bologna), where she will have an exhibition in 2020. A finalist of the Prix Elysée (2018) and Aesthetica Art Prize (2017), she has won the FOAM Talent (2017), BMW Residency (2015), Lucie Foundation’s International Photographer of the Year (2012), and the Prix HSBC pour la photographie (2011).

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Service charges (per pass)

General public: $5

VIP: $4

Wednesday, September 11 2019
18:30 - 20:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures
Sculpting Tragedy: Tumbling Woman and the memory of September 11, 2001

On the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, internationally acclaimed artist Eric Fischl will discuss the conception and reception of his sculpture Tumbling Woman, 2002, which was created in homage to the victims of these tragic events. (An edition of this sculpture is currently on view in the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.) Tumbling Woman was initially designated for the lower concourse of Rockefeller Center in New York City.  However, when it was installed in 2002, the sculpture was met with sharp criticism by certain reporters who believed it too forceful a reminder of the recent trauma. Fischl understood the sculpture differently. In his words, “It was a sincere expression of deepest sympathy for the vulnerability of the human condition. Both specifically towards the victims of September 11th and towards humanity in general.”  On September 11, 2019 Fischl will share his thoughts about the importance of this work to his practice and about the broader experience of visualizing the trauma of terror.  

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.