Words, letters signs, as well as messages written, drawn, photographed, sculpted, proclaimed and whispered constitute the multiple silent forms of speech and language presented in the new contemporary art exhibition at the Lachine Museum.
On view from May 4 to November 27, 2016, the Qui ne dit mot is divided into three simultaneous parts. The first is a display conceived by Commissioner Eve Katinoglou. In it, she presents a selection of works from the Museum’s collection that present different forms of writing. In the second part of the project, Commissioner Laurier Lacroix develops an exhibit based on art from the Musée plein air de Lachine, a piece included in Montréal’s permanent public artwork collection, Regard sur le fleuve, by artist Lisette Lemieux. Lacroix directs our attention to the corpus of work by this sculptor, who makes use of signs related to writing.
The third part is a medium-term, in situ, creative process by artists in residence, namely Daniel Canty, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf and Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier. They will each, in turn, occupy one of the Museum’s historic buildings for a month, and then conceptualize their experience through a variety of novel literary objects, paper marks—persistent or fleeting—and travelling performance and narratives.
Qui ne dit mot is a must-see exposition. During your visit, don’t forget to set aside a few minutes to contemplate Regard sur le fleuve and explore all 50 pieces that are part of the Musée plein air de Lachine.