Galerie de l’UQAM launches the year 2019 with Waiting, a rich group exhibition bringing together artists from Québec, England, India and Germany. Curated by Fabrizio Gallanti, Waiting questions the place and value of time in our contemporary capitalist system.
Waiting (L’attente) is an exhibition that delves into our intimate relationship with time, in particular time spent working, and the pivotal place it holds in our lives. The readings and diverse reimaginings of waiting proposed by the many artists included here show us attempts at understanding it and reckoning with its layered significance.
Combining pre-existing and new artworks, as well as archival documents, Waiting provides a space for dialogue and reflection on granular time, as seemingly unspectacular as it is complex. Through the artists’ attentions and attempts, this exhibition shows us the analytical and creative elements of aesthetic experience, while holding space for subversion and critique. Only time will tell what great liberation we might enjoy when the time we have spent waiting is restored to us, and our latency is no longer controlled by outside forces.
Artists: Jeremy Deller, K. Deepika, A. Kameshwaran, M. Sinduja, A. Thalamuthu et K. Padmapriya, Jean-Maxime Dufresne et Virginie Laganière, Antje Ehmann et Harun Farocki, Emmanuelle Léonard, Alain Parent
Exhibition presented from January 11 to February 23, 2019