Thelma Golden
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 pm
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

In English, Free Admission
Reserve ticket
presented by ART SPEAKS

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has profoundly influenced the way we look at art. Since the early 1990s, her visionary exhibitions have instigated relevant dialogues surrounding race and culture in the U.S. With the conviction that art is a catalyst for political and social change, her work challenges the viewer to confront the world anew.

Golden was one of the curators of the thought-provoking 1993 Whitney Biennial, which prompted her to work on her landmark exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1994. Her exhibitions at the Studio Museum, including Freestyle (2001), Frequency (2005) and Flow (2011), aim to define and reveal the experiences of a new generation of black artists from around the world.


Hajra Waheed
Intimate Conversations
October 4, 2017

presented by ART SPEAKS


Hajra Waheed’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from interactive installations to collage, video, sound and sculpture. Prompted by news accounts and extensive research, Waheed uses complex narrative structures to explore issues surrounding covert power, mass surveillance, cultural distortion and the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects via mass migration. Over the last decade, Waheed has participated in exhibitions worldwide, most recently including the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, VIVA ARTE VIVA, Venice (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); The Cyphers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); Still Against the Sky, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); L’avenir (Looking Forward), La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC (2014).

She received the prestigious 2014 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement as a Canadian mid-career visual artist and was shortlisted for the 2016 Sobey ArtAward, Canada’s preeminent contemporary art prize. Waheed’s works can be found in permanent collections including MOMA, New York; British Museum, London; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong and Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi.

Hajra Waheed (b. 1980, Canada) lives and works in Montréal.

Frances Stark
Thursday November 17, 2016
Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
1379A Sherbrooke street West
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

In English
Presented by ART SPEAKS

Frances Stark is a mid-career, interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Using text, images and literary sources, she mines the complexities of everyday life for her provocative subject matter. Celebrated for her unabashed approach, she reveals herself in her work — utilizing the personal to speak to complex concerns related to the broader public, in the manner of literature.

Osservate, leggete con me, currently on view at La Biennale de Montréal will be a jumping off point for Stark’s discussion on the important role dialogue has played in her work.

Stark’s most recent solo exhibitions include Intimism at the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) and Uh-Oh: Frances Stark 1991-2015, a traveling survey exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was the 2015 recipient of the Absolut Art Award.

Du modernisme au contemporain:
la place du papier dans le musée d’art contemporain

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Presented at Papier16

In French
Presented by ART SPEAKS

The historical transition from modern to contemporary art has lead to a change in the way artists use the support of paper and, often, a change in the manner of displaying these works in museum spaces. Museums dedicated to contemporary art are currently confronted with a choice regarding the consolidation of these historical periods in the conservation of works on paper. A panel of invited curators will discuss their various approaches and the place of historical works in their collections.

Moderator: Jean Gagnon,director of preservation and access to collections,Cinémathèque québécoise

Guests: Stéphane Aquin, chief curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
John Zeppetelli, director and chief curator, MAC Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal