From November 5 to December 6, 2016, the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, 11th edition, will take place at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle. Curated by Marie Hélène Giguère, the exhibition takes a fresh look at the Dada phenomenon, 100 years after its birth.
Baffling and absurd, the movement reinvents the pictorial composition. It allows the artists to give a new meaning to found objects, to bring manufactured commercial objects in a museum context. Collage and photomontage have arrived, forerunners of digital art itself.
For this exhibition, artists who worked in the spirit of Dada are from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Serbia and United Kingdom.
The opening of the exhibition took place on Thursday, November 10 at 5 p.m. at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle.
Three prizes and two mentions were awarded:
1st prize (Desjardins Prize) to Manon Pelletier, Canada, for Sur ma tête;
2nd prize (Voix Visuelle prize) to Johanne Lafrenière, Canada, for Prière de garder la cerise pour la fin;
3rd prize (Marcil Lavallée prize) to Ovidiu Petca, Roumanie, for Ying-Yang Dada I;
Honorable mention to Richard Miron, Canada for Oracle No 2;
Honorable mention to Izabella Retkowska, Pologne, for Desire.
Also included in the gallery below are the work of:
Florentia Ikonomidou, Greece, Portrait of a Journey
Paula Franzini, Canada, Grater than the Sum of its Parts 1
Hugo Aubin, Canada, Gervaise sortit et rentra chargée comme un mulet
Denis Leclerc, Canada, Dada 2
Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Marcil Lavallée and the City of Ottawa for their support.