Wednesday, October 18 2017
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
DECONSTRUCTING AUTOCHTHONY: DISCOURSE AND ARTISTS

Samy Benammar (Master’s student, Université de Montréal)
Redéfinir une esthétique autochtone à travers la vidéo expérimentale abstraite

Maude Darsigny-Trépanier (Master’s student, UQAM)
Analyse historiographique. Comment est construite la figure de Nadia Myre ?

Présidence/Chair : 
Alexia Pinto Ferretti (Ph.D. student, Université de Montréal)

 

Thursday, October 19 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
In conversation

Kent Monkman, artist, and Mary-Dailey Desmarais, exhibition co-curator, and Curator of International Modern Art, MMFA

 

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Wednesday, October 25 2017
17:00 - 18:30
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures
Imagining the Tomb of the First Emperor of China

Anthony Barbieri-Low, Professor of Early Chinese History. University of California, Santa Barbara

In recent decades, archaeologists have made extensive explorations around the main tomb mound of the First Emperor, revealing hundreds of satellite burials and sacrificial pits, including those holding the magnificent terracotta warriors. Yet the sepulcher of the Emperor has never been breached. We can therefore only imagine what lies in the tomb of the First Emperor of China. This lecture looks at the imaginings of historians, poets, archaeologists, movie directors and videogame designers.

Tuesday, November 7 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
Le portrait de cour sous l’Empire

Lecture Series

Sylvain Cordier, exhibition curator and Curator of Early Decorative Arts, MMFA

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Wednesday, November 8 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Men of the West: Ford, Wayne, Leone, Eastwood

Andrew Patrick Nelson, assistant professor of film history and critical studies, School of Film and Photography, Montana State University, and catalogue contributor

 

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Friday, November 10 2017
16:00 - 17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Duration : 1h
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
L’influence du western sur le cinéma québécois

L’influence du western sur le cinéma québécois

Milena Santoro, Associate professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Film and Media Studies Program, Georgetown University, Washington. and President of the International Association of Quebec Studies

Présented in collaboration with Éléphant: mémoire du cinéma québécois

 

Limited places

Reservation

Tuesday, November 14 2017
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Les frontières de l’art – Appropriation culturelle et liberté d’expression

“Art and Law” Series

Appropriation culturelle et liberté d’expression : la propriété intellectuelle à l’heure de la réconciliation

Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Associate Professor, McGill Faculty of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Policy

and Marie-Josée Parent, Executive director, DestiNATIONS: Carrefour International of IndigenousArts and Cultures 

Wednesday, November 15 2017
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
ESPACES STRUCTURÉS : CLAIMING IDENTITIES

Oriane Asselin Van Coppenolle (Master’s student, UQAM)
Le programme d’art public du Fourth Plinth. Brèche dans le discours colonialiste du Trafalgar Square

Farah Atoui (Ph.D. student, McGill University)
Seeking Enlightenment: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Birth, Collection and Architecture

Présidence/Chair : 
Viviane Gautier (Ph.D. student, Université de Montréal)

 

18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Représenter les Autochtones dans les zones frontières au XIXe siècle : effet miroir et idéal de préservation

Louise Vigneault, professor, department of art history and film studies, Université de Montréal

This lecture will focus on the programme of Indigenous iconography deployed in the nineteenth century, when Canada and the United States were defining their borders and developing their founding myths. Throughout this period, the Indigenous peoples were popular subjects, as artists attempted to capture “Indian” culture before it was erased by colonization. Frontier tales portrayed North America’s Indigenous inhabitants either as obstacles to progress or as symbolic mediators that enabled the colonists to subdue the land. A critical analysis of the works of George Catlin, Paul Kane and Edward S. Curtis will reveal the formal and rhetorical strategies implemented to convey these concepts. 

 

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Wednesday, November 22 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures, In connection with : Once upon a time ... The Western
Rêves américains

Thomas Hellman, singer-songwriter, specialist in French literature 

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Wednesday, November 29 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Lectures
La politique des présents de l’Empereur

Lecture Series

Sylvain Cordier, exhibition curator and Curator of Early Decorative Arts, MMFA

Reserved seating is available: You may choose to reserve a seat for the lectures. Service charges apply. An hour before the event, passes for the remaining seats will be distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Service charges (per pass)
General public $5
VIP $4
Taxes included. Maximum of 4 passes per person.

 

Wednesday, December 13 2017
17:00
Meeting point : The Salon - Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
Bilingual
Lectures
NATIONAL HISTORIES: QUESTIONS OF SCALE

Valérie Fiset (Master’s student, Université Laval)
La mise en récit historique de l’art au Québec dans une perspective canadienne, de 1925 à 2014

Marie Ferron-Desautels (Master’s student, UQAM)
Trouble dans le voir. Un deuxième regard comme acte de résistance

Présidence/Chair : 
Dominic Hardy (professor, UQAM)