May 20 15:30 – 17h
WIP, 3487 Boul. Saint-Laurent
Presentation by Nadège Grebmeier Forget with Gwenaël Bélanger, professor and director-adjunct of the School of Visual and Media Arts at UQAM and Marie-Pier Bocquet, general and artistic director of Arprim, artist-run centre devoted to printed art. The artist and the production team of the works invite you to a presentation retracing the experience of the 2021 edition of À l’Affiche, a contemporary art publishing initiative jointly developed by Arprim and the School of Visual and Media Arts at UQAM. Discover how the artist Nadège Grebmeier Forget was able to transpose her rich performative artistic practice into the printed arts, by exploring the full range of technical possibilities and the variety of materials offered at UQAM.
Arprim’s initiative À l’affiche, developed in partnership with Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) École des arts visuels et médiatiques, assists the creation of original prints and posters by contemporary artists. Since 2013, the project has evolved to sustain two main goals : support and facilitate the integration of young artists in a professional setting and generate funding for Arprim’s activities. Furthermore, thanks to its focus on accessible prices, À l’affiche is an unique opportunity to start or grow a collection of works of art.
About the artist
Circulating in the world of visual and performing arts as an interdisciplinary artist, project coordinator, creative consultant and artistic director, Nadège Grebmeier Forget has distinguished herself by the autonomous and performative manipulation of her image. His work has been presented in numerous festivals, exhibitions, residencies and conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe. Grebmeier Forget is best known for her long-running, live, delayed and private performances that inherently question the work of creation and becoming. Writings on her work have been published, among others, in the proceedings of symposiums Performance: A space of visibility for women artists? by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions (Paris), the scientific journal Recherches féministes, the online publication Momus and the journals Vie des Arts, Spirale and esse arts + opinion. She is the first performance artist to receive the Prix Pierre-Ayot (2019) from the City of Montreal, awarded in partnership with l’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC).