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Unfaithful Mornings

The Art of Protocols

November 7, 2013 to September 14, 2014

The title of this exhibition is taken from the feature film Unfaithful Mornings, in which a photographer takes a picture every morning at the same time on the same street corner for a year to provide a writer with material. This exhibition brings together fifteen artists from Québec and the rest of Canada whose works present great aesthetic diversity yet were executed in a similar manner, guided by strict methodical rules.

Including video, large-scale installation, drawing and sound installations, this exhibition presents a little-known aspect of contemporary artistic creation through a selection of engaging works, such as the post-it notes installation by Immony Men.

The exhibition includes works by numerous artists: Patrick Bernatchez, Martin Boisseau, Martin Bourdeau, Sylvie Cotton, Robbin Deyo, David Gillanders, Raphaëlle de Groot, Sam Kinsley, Germaine Koh, François Lacasse, Renée Lavaillante, Immony Men, Jocelyn Robert, Kelly Wood.

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    View of the exhibition Unfaithful Mornings. The Art of Protocol, showing at the MNBAQ until September 14.

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    View of the exhibition Unfaithful Mornings. The Art of Protocol, showing at the MNBAQ until September 14.

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    View of the exhibition Unfaithful Mornings. The Art of Protocol, showing at the MNBAQ until September 14.

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    View of the exhibition Unfaithful Mornings. The Art of Protocol, showing at the MNBAQ until September 14.

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    View of the exhibition Unfaithful Mornings. The Art of Protocol, showing at the MNBAQ until September 14.

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Artist Immony Men live from MNBAQ

Immony Men holds degrees in communication and new media from McMaster University, in visual art from the University of Windsor and in fine arts from Concordia University. He creates performative installations based on our relations with our surroundings.

Taking Care of Business (2006 -)

Computer, printer, ink and post-it notes. Collection of the artist

Protocol | Photograph an extremely ordinary office space. Reproduce the image on post-it notes printed one by one. Stick the post-it notes to a wall to create an image of the office. Keep a 10:00 to 5:00 schedule, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Taking Care of Business joins installation and performance prac­tices. For nearly five weeks, Immony Men observed the strict work schedule of many workers while carrying out repetitive labour. This long-term performance, a truly thankless task, consisted in covering every surface in the exhibition gallery with tiny post-it notes. One of the interesting things about the project is the way it encapsulates the production time in a space which also meets the requirements for an alienating employment.


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