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CRÉER À REBOURS VERS L’EXPOSITION | THE CASE OF LA SECONDE EXPOSITION DES AUTOMATISTES

CRÉER À REBOURS VERS L’EXPOSITION | THE CASE OF LA SECONDE EXPOSITION DES AUTOMATISTES

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May 15, 2019 to July 14, 2019

From May 15th till July 14th, 2019.

A curatorial and art intervention by Klaus Scherübel.

The use of Maurice Perron’s works is possible thanks to the kind permission of Line-Sylvie Perron. This exhibition benefits from the financial support of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. VOX also wishes to acknowledge the precious contributions of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

In adopting a variety of roles throughout his career, artist at work, editor, sponsor, producer of a sitcom and of a play, Klaus Scherübel examines in his art practice the context and wider history of culture. For this exhibition, VOX has entrusted him with the role of “conservator,” tasked with reactivating an event that is at once mythical and foundational to modern Québec: the second Automatist exhibition of 1947. This “artistic reactivation” is the sixth iteration of “Créer à rebours vers l’exposition”, the centre’s research project on the history of exhibitions in Québec, begun in 2016.

Opening on Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m.