Visual arts



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September 11, 2020 to September 10, 2021

Until September 10th, 2021.

- In the words of the curator
“The central motif of Respiration is a seemingly banal action that has taken on an eminently political status for African communities and people of African descent. Breath and the threat of breathlessness, whether as symbolic or physical facts, loom over Black lives like a sword of Damocles. [...]

Amid this constant upheaval, breathing becomes an act of resistance and resilience, transformed into poetry.

By focusing precisely on silences, hesitations, sighs, and intakes of breath, Montréal artists Marie-Danielle Duval, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Marie-Laure S. Louis and Siaka S. Traoré at once reveal and sublimate the political power of simply "breathing".

Curator: Diane Gistal
Artists: Moridja Kitenge Banza, Marie-Danielle Duval, Marie-Laure S. Louis, Siaka S. Traoré