From March 27
to June 28, 2020
1700 La Poste is pleased to invite you to an exhibition devoted to Montreal artist Geneviève Cadieux. In her photographic installations of imposing dimensions, the artist approaches the human body as a landscape and addresses large spaces under the perspective of a portrait. A selection of works executed between 1993 and 2020 brings together these two bodies of works in which Geneviève Cadieux was able to capture the passage of time with a play of scale and light.
A monography featuring a preface by Isabelle de Mévius and essays by Vincent Bonin and Ji-Yoon Han, published by Les Éditions de Mévius, will be available on site. An exclusive documentary about the artist, directed by Bruno Boulianne, will be shown during the opening hours.
Geneviève Cadieux’s work tests the limits of intervention in the recording and production of photographic images. The manner in which she presents her work in museums and public spaces is inspired by theatrical and cinematic conventions, advertising strategies and their effect on individuals. Her large-scale photographic images and installations centre on the representation of the human body and landscape, understood as a site of contact between mind and body. She perceives the body as a sensitive surface, able to register traces of time and suffering in the same way as photographic images record luminous wounds on emulsion. She is interested in the integration of art in urban spaces, its visibility and impact on passers-by and the way it marks and identifies a site. Her influential practice places her at the forefront of developments in the production of photographic images.
Since 2002, Cadieux has been Associate Professor of Photography in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. She has taught as a visiting artist at the College of Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago (1998), the Universitat Politècnica de Valencìa, Spain (1997), the École d’art de Grenoble, France (1996) and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris (1993-1994).
Cadieux received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2011. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014, and was granted the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, Québec’s most prestigious arts award, in 2018. Geneviève Cadieux is represented by Galerie René Blouin in Montréal.
1700 Notre-Dame Street W
Montreal (Qc) H3J 1M3
Metro station Lucien L’Allier
From Wednesday to Sunday
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To stay informed of our events:
Group visits are available to everyone. They can be scheduled at any time during our opening hours. In order to ensure the availability of a mediator, communicate with Florence Chapdelaine D. by phone at (438) 384-1700 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that 1700 La Poste is not available for rent.