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  • Jocelyn Philibert, Arbres - Franck Michel, The Depths of the Landscape

    Jocelyn Philibert, Arbres – Franck Michel, The Depths of the Landscape

    September 15, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — For more than ten years, Jocelyn Philibert has been photographing trees at night. This near-obsession was triggered during a summer spent in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Having just acquired a small digital camera, he decided to go out and explore the vicinity of his cottage, photographing everything around him, after the sun went down…

  • Alain Lefort, Eidôlon - Francine Paul, Hunting for Landscapes in the Spring of Glacial Figures

    Alain Lefort, Eidôlon – Francine Paul, Hunting for Landscapes in the Spring of Glacial Figures

    September 8, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Since 2010, Lefort’s photographic series have evidenced his desire to go to increasingly remote regions alone to photograph natural phenomena; most recently, he has been intrigued by icebergs, huge in both dimensions and appeal…

  • Denis Farley, Espaces aériens - Daniel Fiset, Photographs Like Clouds

    Denis Farley, Espaces aériens – Daniel Fiset, Photographs Like Clouds

    September 1, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Espaces aériens marks a turning point in Farley’s aesthetic, developed since the 1980s, of working mainly in documentation of landscape and architecture. In this series, he gradually abandons horizontal composition and aims his lens upward, letting layers of clouds dictate the composition and perturb the unified reading…

  • Uprisings, Images Unleashed: An Archive of Resistance - Jill Glessing

    Uprisings, Images Unleashed: An Archive of Resistance – Jill Glessing

    August 25, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Resistance to oppression takes many forms. Antonio Gramsci, incarcerated during Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship, struggled to understand the workings of power. Developing his concept of hegemony, published later in Prison Notebooks, Gramsci proposed that power is always in flux and unstable, hence always vulnerable to popular contestation…

  • Josef Sudek, The World at My Window - Pierre Dessureault

    Josef Sudek, The World at My Window – Pierre Dessureault

    August 18, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — In the early 1920s, when Josef Sudek was becoming established as a photographer, Prague had emerged as a point of convergence for avant-garde movements from France, Germany, and Russia. After the dismantlement of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the Great War, members of these movements were interested in rethinking art – both how it was practised and its relationship with life…

  • Elles Photographes, The Spirit of Photography - Colette Tougas

    Elles Photographes, The Spirit of Photography – Colette Tougas

    June 30, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — From July 19, 2016, to February 19, 2017, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mounted an exhibition titled She Photographs, described in the press release as a “feminine echo” of the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at the museum in autumn 2016. More than simply an echo, this presentation of works by thirty female photographers, most of them Canadian, painted a strong and true portrait…

  • Robert Mapplethorpe - Philippe Guillaume

    Robert Mapplethorpe – Philippe Guillaume

    June 25, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — The Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition Focus Perfection, which opened last fall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, was a lavish retrospective dedicated to the controversial New York artist who took up photography in 1970 with a borrowed Polaroid camera…

  • La Biennale de Montréal - Érika Nimis

    La Biennale de Montréal – Érika Nimis

    June 23, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

  • Jacynthe Carrier - Sylvain Campeau

    Jacynthe Carrier – Sylvain Campeau

    June 18, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

  • James Welling, Chronology - Stephen Horne

    James Welling, Chronology – Stephen Horne

    June 16, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — This exhibition presented a selection of work from Welling’s early days in the 1970s and from recent production. The artist’s principal interests lie in the area of photographic materiality and some of its attendant themes – colour, technologies, and abstraction – and to the social relations inherent in the production and circulation of photographs…