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◆ Launch of no. 123 of the magazine ESPACE art actuel. Issue: Transparence / Transparency.

Wednesday, September 18 from 7 to 9PM

Clearly, the word “transparency” is increasingly present the discourse of public administration, business ethics, and in all forms of goods and services. Not a day goes by without this notion being applied to remind us of the primary importance of trust in communications between diverse public or private sectors of society. By all accounts, in this context, transparency is a “relational value.” But what about the visual arts? Certainly, the relational value of a work of art, in which there is a question of transparency, is not necessarily of an ethical nature. Indeed, certain texts in our feature consider the relationship between glass architecture and transparency, or new technologies that make the opaque body visible. Often, the obsession with transparency appears to be a barrier to privacy, even freedom. It corresponds to a desire for control whereas originally it was seen as a need for clarity and emancipation in our social relations. In short, this feature is mainly concerned with the development of the ideology of transparency within aesthetic modernity and the importance of being able to bypass it.

Authors (issue):
Bruno Assim Aboudrar, Taisuke Edamura, Aude Launay, Véronique Millet, André-Louis Paré, Élisabeth Piot, Josianne Poirier, Darian Goldin Stahl.

Authors (other):
Marie-Ève Charron, Guylaine Chevarie-Lessard, Raphaëlle Cormier, Geneviève Gendron, Joan Grandjean, Ji-Yoon Han, Edwin Janzen, Andre Jodoin, Audrey Lebeau, Éric Legendre, Audrey Paquet-Frey, Marie Perrault, Jean-Michel Quirion, Élisabeth Recurt, Julie Richard, Bernard Schütze, Marie Siguier, Mathieu Teasdale, Manon Tourigny, Yoann Van Parys.

Artists (issue):
Shokoofeh Alidousti, Mehraneh Atashi, Black Swan (collectif), Peter Briggs, Michel de Broin, Harm van den Dorpel, Laura Ferguson, Stanley Février, Wyn Geleynse, Sheena Hoszko, François Lemieux, Joseph Lund, Mi Casa No Es Su Casa : Illumination Against Gentrification (collectif), Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Shirin Neshat, Marilène Oliver, David Spriggs, Ghislaine Vappereau, Arnaud Vasseux.

Artists (other):
Guillaume Adjutor Provost, David Armstrong Six, Shuvinai Ashoona, Nicolas Baier, Jo-Anne Balcaen, Christiane Baumgartner, Guillaume B.B., Patrick Bernatchez, Valérie Blass, Felipe Castelblanco, Vija Celmins, Magalie Comeau, Daniel Corbeil, Harris Epaminonda, Lara Favaretto, Caroline Gagné, Marie-Andrée Godin, Rula Halawani, Arthur Jafa, Kristof Kintera, Alicjia Kwade, Tarek Lakhrissi, Lisette Lemieux, Teresa Margolles, Britta Marakatt-Labba, Meryl McMaster, Martin Messier, Zanele Muholi, James Nizam, Otobong Nkanga, Josée Pellerin, Dinh Q. Lê, Etienne Rey, Tomás Saraceno, Ivanov Stoeva, Catherine Sylvain, Carl Trahan, Karen Trask, Julie Tremble, Anicka Yi, Jinny Yu.