vendredi 3 avril 2015

Autobus bilingues au Nouveau-Brunswick

MARIO DOUCETTE, Autobus "bilingues", encre et graphite sur papier, 2015

vendredi 13 mars 2015

Getting naked - THEMUSEUM, Kitchener ON

MARIO DOUCETTE, 1755 (la chasse aux anges), 2007
Opens March 7

The Canadian Council Art Bank has been collecting work by the best Canadian artists of our time for over forty years, becoming the world's largest collector of contemporary Canadian art. The Art Bank shares its collection through art rental and outreach programs which sees approximately 3,000 works on display at various locations each year. But rarely are the works that depict subjects who are naked, nude, or unclothed exhibited, pieces which make up a large percentage of their collection.

THEMUSEUM is displaying almost a hundred of these works that range in date, media, subject and styles. The exhibit encourages the audience to explore themes that will differentiate the pieces from those conventionally considered objectifying, pornographic or controversial. It is designed to educate, entertain and give viewers an engaging experience to explore contemporary Canadian art that the country has been so reluctant to publicly display.These unique works will challenge perceptions, create discussion and ultimately determine : do you GET Naked?

THEMUSEUM
10 King St. W
Kitchener, ON

http://www.THEMUSEUM.ca

dimanche 1 février 2015

Oh, Canada - Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB


Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

JANUARY 31 - APRIL 26 2015

Organized by MASS MoCA, Curated by Denise Markonish

This exhibition is vast in scope and size - so big that no one gallery space in Calgary is large enough to host all of it. Glenbow is proud to partner with Esker Foundation, Illongworth Kerr Gallery and Nickle Galleries to bring the epic Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America to Calgary.

Oh, Canada is the creation of American curator Denise Markonish and is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside the country. The artists she selected explore ideas that could inhabit the heart of any Canadian. There are works that explore landscape and its powerful hold on the Canadian psyche; dread and bravery in the exploration of the uncanny; Aboriginal identity and the on-going effects of colonialism; traditions of storytelling; the idea of the North; the Canadian cultural mosaic; a return to craft and more.

Glenbow's installation features artists from every corner of the country: Nunavut's Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootogook, British Columbia's Douglas Coupland, Saskatchewan's Wally Dion, Manitoba's Divya Mehra, Ontario's Shary Boyle, Quebec's Patrick Bernatchez, New Brunswick's Mario Doucette and Albertans Terrance Houle and Eric Cameron, to name just a few.

Check out the exhibition website www.ohcanadayyc.com for artist bios and a calendar of events and programs related to the exhibition.

vendredi 23 janvier 2015

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada


Dans cette vidéo, l'artiste Mario Doucette parle de son oeuvre dans Surgir de l'ombre : La biennale canadienne 2014, présentement à l'affiche au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. In this video, artist

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Mario Doucette discusses his work, currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.


mardi 20 janvier 2015

le jacshow

Le jacshow est un rendez-vous bimensuel télévisuel, une aventure en création de contenus, une exploration de l'univers des créateurs acadiens et une plateforme de diffusion pour l'art d'ici. Animé par l'artiste multidisciplinaire Jac Gautreau, accompagné de Sébastien Michaud à la direction musicale et de Jonah Haché aux images, le jacshow recevra chaque semaine des artistes de divers disciplines, des chroniqueuses et chroniqueurs passioné.e.s et des critiques aguerris.

Voilà le tout premier épisode du Jacshow sur le réseau de Community One chez BellAliant! Les invités : l'artiste visuel Mario Doucette, le poète et dramaturge Joannie Thomas, la critique culturelle Sarah Brideau et en prestation musicale Caroline Savoie.



JACSHOW EP 1- Mario Doucette from jac gautreau on Vimeo.

samedi 10 janvier 2015

St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB


St. Thomas University will kick off the New Year by welcoming two artists in residence to campus.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette and choreographer Lesandra Dodson will both be on campus the week of January 12 to practice their craft and work with students.

Acadian artist Mario Doucette will be the artist in residence from January 12-18. He will deliver a lecture on his work on Friday, January 16 at 5 pm in MMH 101 and a reception and exhibition of some of his work will follow at 6 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery, on the third floor of McCain Hall.

Doucette is a painter from Moncton, NB, who also works with video, digital animation, performance and Super 8 film. 

His work addresses the uncertainties of history — what it omits (intentionally or otherwise), its perspectives, and its participants.  He deals primarily with Acadia, building new narratives around the culture's rich heritage.  Poised between the real and imagined, his work questions collective memory and gives voice to those forgotten by history.  He asks his audience to reflect on how events are perpetuated depending whether chronicled by the vanquisher or the defeated.

Doucette has been featured in exhibitions in several Canadian museums and galleries, notably at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum where he was a Sobey Art Award finalist in 2008. He recently contributed work to the Oh Canada exhibition in 2012, presented at MASS MoCA (USA) and in 2013 the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal) exhibition The Painting Project. He is exhibiting his work at the National Gallery exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 17 until March, 2015.

St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB
Canada, E3B 5G3