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Emmanuelle Léonard, Deployment
Opening of the exhibition

Centre culturel canadien
June 08th, 2023 18:00 - 21:00

Emmanuelle Léonard, Fumée provenant de l'installation du Radar AMISR, Resolute, 2019
Impression jet d’encre, 76 x 114 cm. Collection de l’artiste / Inkjet print, 76 x 114 cm. Artist’s collection.
Emmanuelle Léonard, Le champ de tir, 2019
Impression jet d’encre, 101 x 152 cm. Collection de l’artiste / Inkjet print, 101 x 152 cm. Artist’s collection.

Opening of the exhibition “Deployment” on Thursday, June 8

  • from 6pm to 9pm (last entrance at 8:30pm).
  • Guided tour at 6pm

Curator: Louise Déry

Deployment presents a body of work undertaken by Emmanuelle Léonard during a research residency in the Canadian Far North sponsored by the Canadian Forces Artists Program. A continuation of the artist’s photographic and videographic projects from the past fifteen years, which focused on the hierarchies that form within social, judiciary, military and religious systems, this group of works pursues her interest in the function of authority and the mechanisms by which it is circumvented or undermined.

With this exhibition, Léonard addresses a diverse set of realities: strategic military deployment in a region of the world where the national, political and economic stakes have been raised by climate change; young adults committed to the collective values of the army while remaining intent upon their own personal quest; the Inuit Rangers, without whose contribution one could not learn how to survive in such cold; the innocence of the soldiers’ awe before the grandeur of the northern landscape.

In partnership with Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Emmanuelle Léonard, Rangers et soldat, 2019
Impression jet d’encre, 101 x 152 cm. Collection Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montréal / Inkjet print, 101 x 152 cm. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Collection, Montréal


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