Galerie de l’UQAM is launching RADAR, a new initiative whereby four students from UQAM's graduate programs in Art History, Museology and Visual Arts will contribute to defining, developing and organising an exhibition. Each year, RADAR intends to structure a set of works, including some from the Collection d’oeuvres d’art de l’UQAM, around a specific issue. This year, as August marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Refus global, Galerie de l’UQAM plans to explore our current society and the engagement of its artists. This inaugural edition of RADAR will present works that reveal the blue fears, red fears and white fears alluded to by Paul-Émile Borduas in the Refus global manifesto. In today’s world, we have every reason to experience emotional turmoil similar to that of Borduas and his colleagues in 1948. It seems more and more impossible to avoid this sensation of nausea. 70 years after the Refus global, it seems necessary to raise this topic. RADAR 2018 will explore contemporary "nauseas" and how current artists are confronting them.
Opening: May 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.