FTA 2019 | Stefan Kaegi: Granma. Trombones from Havana

In Granma, history, of the grand forward-marching and/or circle-turning variety, and narrative threads of the everyday and mundane sort overlap, intertwine and interweave to form a tapestry centred on the heritage of the Cuban revolution. At once intimate and (…)

FTA 2019 | Daria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini: Quasi niente

[texte available in French only], the critic (and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) Mathieu Teasdale publishes a review of the play Quasi niente, by playwrights (and actors) Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini. The show is presented as part of the 2019 edition of the Festival TransAmériques.

FTA 2019 | Wajdi Mouawad: Tous des oiseaux

[texte available in French only], the critic (and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) Mathieu Teasdale publishes a review of the play Tous des oiseaux, by the author and playright Wajdi Mouawad. The show is presented as part of the 2019 edition of the Festival TransAmériques.

FTA 2019 | Serge Aimé Coulibaly: Kalakuta Republik

[texte available in French only], the art critic and curator (and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) Bénedicte Ramade publishes a review of the play Kalakuta Republik, by the artist and choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly. The show is presented as part of the 2019 edition of the Festival TransAmériques.

Karen Kraven and Radek Brousil, Whrrr Whrrr.

Since 2017, Gallery 17/18, an exhibition space in the building that houses the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in Ottawa, has presented exhibitions featuring a Czech and a Canadian artist together. This salon-type space (…)

FTA 2018 | Jean-François Nadeau + Stéfan Boucher, Nos ghettos

[texte available in french only], the art critic and curator (and both Director and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) André-Louis Paré publishes a review of the play Nos guettos, by the artists Jean-François Nadeau + Stéfan Boucher. The play is presented as part of the 2018 edition of the Festival TransAmériques.

FTA 2018 | Sarah Vanhee: Oblivion

[texte available in french only], the art critic and curator (and both Director and member of the Editorial comity of ESPACE art actuel magazine) André-Louis Paré publishes a review of the performance Oblivion, by the artist Sarah Vanhee. The performance/art installation is presented as part of the 2018 edition of the Festival TransAmériques.

Édition/Forme/Expérimentation : Rethinking the book

Created in 2006 in memory of Jean-Pierre Latour (1951-2005), the Jean-Pierre-Latour Prize is awarded yearly to a graduate or under-graduate student studying at École Multidisciplinaire de l’images (ÉMI) in order to encourage the development of critical thought in writing a text related to practices of art and museology. Jean-Pierre Latour was an art critic and a part-time teacher at ÉMI from 1985 to 2005, and from 2000 to 2005, he was also a member of the editorial committee of ESPACE sculpture magazine, now called ESPACE art actuel, which in 2009, published the posthumous work Jean-Pierre Latour, critique d’art : voir et comprendre. When this first text was published, ÉMI and the part-time teacher’s union of Université de Québec en Outaouais, who award this prize, entered into a partnership with ESPACE, which has resulted in the prize-winning text being published in the magazine each year.