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Quand les arts visuels et la danse collaborent








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In Person


Saturday October 21, 2023 at 02:00 pm

French-born Venezuelan-American artist Marisol (1930-2016) could count among her multiple interdisciplinary collaborations those with choreographers such as Louis Falco, Elisa Monte and Martha Graham. Inspired by the richness of this practice, the Museum presents a discussion between local experts who locate their work at the point where dance and the visual arts converge. How do these two art forms influence each other? What are the significant collaborations of yesteryear and today?

Katia-Marie Germain
Choreographer and performer
Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau
Independent curator, writer and journalist 
Mary-Dailey Desmarais
Chief Curator of the MMFA


Public partners: Government of Quebec, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal

With support from the FRench American Museum Exchange (FRAME) network.


About the speakers
With BFAs in both Visual Arts (Université Laval, 2007), and Dance (Concordia University, 2010), Katia-Marie Germain has been active as a choreographer and performer since 2012. Over the years, she has presented her works in various venues and festivals and participated in artistic exchange programs in Belgium, Chile, France and Italy. From 2013 to 2017, she worked towards the completion of her Master’s in Dance at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), in which she developed a singular interdisciplinary approach that blends the visual and choreographic arts. She has earned a number of distinctions for her research, including a FARE scholarship, the Pierre-Lapointe (2013) Award and the David-Kilburn (2015) Award. In 2018, she presented her work Habiter and took home the Prix Découverte de la danse de Montréal, given to the artist who has made an outstanding contribution to dance. The success of this work has propelled her career forward, leading to performances across Canada and in Europe, including at the prestigious Venice Biennale in Italy (2019).

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau is an independent curator of contemporary art, a writer and a journalist. Her Master’s thesis in art history from the Université du Québec à Montréal was on agency in exhibition reconstruction. Her practice centres on interdisciplinary approaches and curatorial questions. Florence-Agathe served as consultant to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2022 and 2023. In 2020 she was the first and founding artistic director of Projet Casa, an alternative space for artistic presentations. Over the last decade, she has produced several exhibitions and texts hailed by critics and awarded prizes. Her most recent projects, presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in 2023 and the UQAM Gallery in 2023, were about the connections linking dance, theatre and curation.  

Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts since 2020, Mary-Dailey Desmarais oversees a multidisciplinary team dedicated to enriching, promulgating and preserving a collection of over 45,000 art works and objects dating from antiquity to the present. She joined the Museum in 2014. Notable among the exhibitions she has curated are Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music (2022), How Long Does It Take for One Voice to Reach Another (2021), Adam Pendleton: These Things We’ve Done Together (2021) and Once Upon a Time... The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film (2017), whose accompanying catalogue won two awards. She has published widely in scholarly journals, exhibition catalogues and art magazines on subjects ranging from Impressionism to global modern and contemporary art. Originally from New York, she holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale, an M.A. from Williams College and a B.A. from Stanford.


Reservation terms: Free event. Reservations are not required.

Location: To access the event, please enter through the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, located at 2075 Bishop Street.

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