Guillaume
Adjutor Provost

Guillaume Adjutor Provost holds a Doctorate in the study and practice of the arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His research focuses on the concept of curatorial art, namely the use of curatorial approaches as creative practice. Through an indeterminateness of forms, Guillaume Adjutor Provost’s production plumbs our unconscious expressions, the idea of usage and the construction of ideals. More specifically, he is interested in what lies on the periphery of history-making: counter-culture, personal archives, the vernacular and science-fiction. His past awards include grants from the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the OJIQ and the Sodec. Guillaume Adjutor Provost’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland. He has received the Jean-Claude Rochefort prize in contemporary art, as well as the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Since the Fall of 2016, he has benefited from a studio at Darling Foundry, and was one of the finalists for the 2016 Pierre-Ayot prize.

Portrait © Anne Bertrand

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Theme 01 – Social Inequalities
Thursday, January 26, 7 pm
Association des travailleurs
grecs du Québec

Providence

Many organizations fight against the living conditions imposed by economic precariousness. They become forces for transformation and invite us to trust in the mobilization of their agents. The project Providence will be presented on the premises of the Association des travailleurs grecs du Québec. This organization comes to the aid of Montreal’s Hellenic community by providing tools allowing them to organize, to face the problems experienced in their host society, as well as to defend and claim their rights. By relying on the history of the space in which the exhibition will take place, Providence will be presented as an elliptical narrative on uncertainty, but also on the objects of hope: desires, aspirations and needs. Stemming from a close collaboration with Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Angie Chen and François Pisapia, this project hinges on the logic of the anecdote through the languages of photography, video, performance and archives. Consequently, the most enigmatic pieces acquire the power of becoming highly convivial, as long as good use is made of the enigma.

Creative Partner – Visuel Arts

Centre CLARK
The Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK is an artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation and production of contemporary art. CLARK’s global vision is guided by the involvement and creativity of its active members, all in keeping with its history. The Centre’s programming is at the forefront of today’s most innovative and risk-taking practices by artists. CLARK has many entities, both physical and virtual, each with its own function. The two main components of the Centre are its Gallery, comprised of two exhibition spaces where over 10 exhibitions are presented each year, as well as special projects, an audio listening station, screenings and performance events; and Atelier CLARK, a woodworking shop, the only one of its kind in Montréal. The Centre also houses a library, regurlarly presents off-site projects and works in collaboration with diverse partners.

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