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09 Jan 2013

Brooklyn / Montreal Exchange Project

Detail of 'Hatch', by Steven Brower, 2012, wood, metal, plastic and electrical components, 94x46x12 in / 239x117x30.5 cm.
on view at Parker's Box, Brooklyn from 11 January. Photo: S. Brower.

Brooklyn / Montreal Exchange Project
Brooklyn / Montreal Exchange Project


The first of four days of inaugural events will be a presentation of 'Videozones' short videos by artists from Brooklyn and Montreal, curated by Boshko Boskovic and La Fabrique d'Expositions, to be held on 10 January at Anthology Film Archives, 32, 2nd Avenue, New York, from 8PM
Openings on 1/11 at Front Room, Parker's Box and Pierogi in Williamsburg 6-9PM
Openings on 1/12 at AIR Gallery, Causey Contemporary and Smack Mellon in Dumbo 5-8PM
Openings on 1/13 at Interstate Projects and Momenta Art in Bushwick 6-9PM

Alessandra Pearson

c/o Parker's Box
193 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211

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The Brooklyn/Montreal project unites 16 leading exhibition venues and 40 artists in what is the biggest contemporary art collaboration between the two cities to date. The first round of events happened in Montreal in October, generating huge media attention in both local and national press and television, and the project comes to Brooklyn in January. Quebec newspaper, LE DEVOIR proclaimed the exchange to be a 'Cultural Epidemic', while the MONTREAL GAZETTE called it a 'breath of fresh air' while elsewhere, elements of the project were variously described as: 'Innovative… iconic… emblematic… impeccable… unsettling… breathtaking… trippy… wild'

Participants include: The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Gallery of the University of Quebec, Articule, Les Territoires, Clark Centre, Optica, Division Gallery and SAS Gallery from Montreal, partnered with Smack Mellon, Interstate Projects, Front Room, AIR Gallery, Parker's Box, Momenta Art, Pierogi, and Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn, with additional inaugural events set to take place at Anthology Film Archives and Galapagos Art Space.

A rich diversity of art works ranging from video and installation to painting and sculpture will be on show by emerging and mid-career artists including:
Mathieu Beausejour, Sophie Belair-Clement, Patrick Berube, Janet Biggs, Olivia Boudreau, Robert Boyd, Michel de Broin, Steven Brower, Aimee Burg, Jacynthe Carrier, Sebastien Cliche, Julie Cote, Sylvie Cotton, Veronique Ducharme, Julie Favreau, Bang Geul Han, Pascal Grandmaison, Jerome Havre, Isabelle Hayeur, Tatiana Istomina, Chelsea Knight, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, Michelle Lacombe, William Lamson, Frederic Lavoie, Marko Markovic, Patrick Martinez, Aude Moreau, Melissa Murray, Rosemarie Padovano, Minna Pollanen, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Emily Roz, Kathleen Schneider, Barbara Siegel, Patricia Smith, Catherine Tremblay, Mark Tribe.

Partners and sponsors of the Brooklyn / Montreal project, without whose participation it would not have existed include: the Quebec Council for the Arts; the Montreal Council for the Arts; the Canada Council for the Arts; Brooklyn Tourism (an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz; the Quebec Delegation in New York; the Consulate General of the United States in Montreal; Exclusive Media Partner, Hyperallergic; Anthology Film Archives; Galapagos Art Space; The Invisible Dog; Art Solution Transport; Ciel Variable; AirelibreTV; Esse Arts and Opinions; Assurart; Jean-Marc Cote Printers; The Brooklyn Rail; Wagmag; Ubisoft; Domino Sugar; The East River Ferry; Mile End Deli; Two Trees Realty…