Re-Politiser Borduas

Oli Sorenson

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La performance d’Oli Sorenson découpera plusieurs reproductions des tableaux de Paul-Emile Borduas qu’il a produit en examinant des jpeg trouvés sur Internet sans respecter toutes leurs qualités matérielles. Par cette combinaison de gestes à première vue iconoclastes, l’artiste vise à renflouer l’aspect contestataire de ces œuvres faisant maintenant partie intégrale des traditions artistiques québécoises. Avec ces copies lacérées en performance, Sorenson souhaite que les originaux soient de nouveau réinvestis d'une impression controversée pour le regardeur, une expérience visuelle qui sera sans doute plus fidèle à la réception initiale de ces peintures, devant leur premier public des années 1950.

Vernissage: samedi, 7 octobre, 17 h à 23 h

La galerie est ouvert 5-15 octobre from 12 h - 20 h

L'exposition est gatuite

À la Galerie MainLine
3905 St-Laurent Boulevard
À côté du Schwartz's


For his performance, Oli Sorenson will cut into several reproductions of the works of Paul-Emile Borduas, which he executed simply by examining jpeg found on the Internet, and unfaithfully respecting their material features. Through this combination of gestures that appear at first glance iconoclastic, the artist seeks to reclaim the provocative properties of these works, which now constitute an important segment of Quebec's artistic traditions. His performance to lacerate copies also intends to rekindle the originals with their controversial roots, and a visual experience that may be closer to the initial reception of these paintings, first shown publicly in the 1950s.

Vernissage: Saturday, October 7, 5 - 10pm

The gallery is open on October 5 - 15, from 12 - 8 pm

The exhibition is free

At the MainLine Gallery
3905 St-Laurent Boulevard
Besides Schwartz's


  • Jeudi 5 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Vendredi 6 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Samedi 7 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Dimanche 8 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Mercredi 11 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Jeudi 12 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Vendredi 13 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Samedi 14 Octobre 2017 / 12:00
  • Dimanche 15 Octobre 2017 / 12:00

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