January 7 - February 17, 2023
Opening Reception Saturday, January 7, 2023 @ 1-3PM
Artist Talk Thursday, February 16 @ 7PM. More info here.
Exhibition Essay by Vincent Bonin. Available online here.
The Youth Pavilions exhibition deals with the resurgence of counter-cultural motifs among millennials. The title refers to the place dedicated to youth during Quebec’s Expo 67 World’s Fair. The pluralization of the word “Pavilion” points to the intention to establish a relationship between two youth generations. More specifically, the sharing of communal life experiences serves as a springboard for the project. Based on a dialogue between two actors, representing each generation (baby boomers and millennials), we discuss political will, transforming the world through daily life and our relationship to the future.
Finally, Youth Pavilions poses the problem of historical linearity, and reflects on the possibility that a group can perform a socio-historical reality within its daily life. The exhibition aims to emphasize the similarities of experiences manifested in their differences and their opposition. It takes a look at the methods envisaged to change the world by these two generations and raises the question of alternatives to the social, political and economic order in the 21st century. Rather than operating in a compensatory nostalgia mode, Youth Pavilions encourages generational reconciliation.
Fanny Latreille born and resides in the unceded territory of Tiohtià: ke / Montreal. Her interdisciplinary practice revolves around a documentary approach to the exhibition. By declining a subject in several forms, she materializes a mental aggregation by which she tries to define the cultural meaning of the image. In general, it is the culture-history-politics relationship that motivates her research-creation process. Thus, she has a marked interest in the cultural and social manifestations that take us beyond time. In 2020, she received a MFA from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work was featured in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in video programming, in Canada and France, including: CEAAC (Strasbourg, FR), Galerie de l'UQAM (Montreal, QC) and Centre des arts actuels Skol(Montreal, QC). Her work has been recognized with the Omer De Serres (2012), Robert Wolfe (2013), François-Xavier-Marange (2019) excellence grants and has been supported by the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec. As an cultural worker, Fanny Latreille has been involved, among other things, in the organization of the Interuniversity Meeting for Contemporary Performance (RIPA) and at the Centre CLARK, in addition to sitting on several boards of, including the magazine Le Sabord board.
The artist wishes to recognize the participation of Luc Morissette and Alyssa Symons-Bélanger (actors), Joël Morin-Ben Abdallah (assistant director, audio recording), Charlie Marois (camera) and Anne-Renée Hotte (set assistant), Käthe Roth (translation), Nicolas Arthur Dufour (subtitles); and would like to thank Forest City Gallery, Sébastien Goyette Cournoyer, Mathieu Grenier, Michael Blum, Princesse Lamarche, the CLARK workshop and the Centre des arts actuels Skol for their contributions. This project would not exist without the generosity of Mr. André Ouelette and the 2017 resident members of Le Récif, Auberge de la Grève. Youth Pavilions is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.