MAUREEN VI

July 15th - August 1st, 2021
Opening: July 15, 5-8 PM, at  

Maureen VI

Please join us for the sixth iteration of our annual exhibition, Maureen. This year’s show features 33 artists who's work you can find spread across this website, a publication, and more than a dozen locations throughout Montréal/Tiohtià:ke and beyond. 
 

This website will be updated throughout the exhibition to reflect the work of all the artists involved.

Locations

St Stephen’s Anglican Church

Luigi Pasto

Priape

VA Courtyard

April White

Abandoned Church

Daniel Crawford
Maddie McNeely

Sera

Jean-Francois Robin
Petrija Dos Santos
Gem Chang-Kue
Natasha Lavdovsky
Kevin Jung-Hoo Park

Produit Rien

Émilie Allard
Marie-Claude Lacroix
Tina Marais Struthers
Joni Cheung aka Snack Witch
Karina Garcia Casanova
Muriel Ahmarani Jaouich

Cadastre 2249672

Roxanne Ross
Melina Vera J.
Andrew Hoekstra
Kuh Del Rosario
Alli Melanson
Brandon Dalmer
Cassie Paine
Sabina Rak
Megan Stein

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: H3X 2H9

Sabina Rak
Megan Stein

Gaspésie: G4X 2A5

Sabina Rak
Sabina Rak

L’Assomption: J5W 2H1

Sabina Rak

Rosemont Petite-Patrie: H2G 2B3

Sabina Rak
Megan Stein

Ville Saint-Laurent: H4M 2M7
 

Sabina Rak

This year, MFASASA has put together a decentralized exhibition, a publication, and a website in response to a year of restricted access, social isolation, and a greater shift towards virtual spaces. Each aspect of Maureen VI offers different ways of sharing art and facilitates participation for artists who are not physically in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke:. It has also encouraged reflection on how and where we expect to encounter art. Several of the exhibition sites are not traditional art spaces, some projects are not physically accessible to the public, while others are presented in surprising locations to be chanced upon by passersby. We invite you to refer to our website for the full spectrum of events happening under the umbrella of Maureen VI.

Many of the works submitted this year speak to notions of identity in relation to place and placelessness, as well as states of transition and instability. Though not explicitly themed, the works bolster the concept of a dispersed exhibition and reflect the unsettledness of 2020-2021. Disorientation presents an opportunity to reorient, an essential exercise when attempting to locate ourselves within a greater reality of living and working on unceded territories and reckoning with Canada’s ongoing colonial practices.  We can always be re-evaluating, re-learning and re-directing our cultural histories.

MFASASA would like to acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

Territorial acknowledgements are the foundation for our events and our art practices. So we take the time to consider where we have lived, who we have relationships to, where our resources come from, what our art materials are made from, what knowledge we have- where it comes from- and how it's valued.