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Press kit - Press release - Winter-Spring 2016 programming at the UQAM Centre de Design - UQAM Centre de Design

Winter-Spring 2016 programming at the UQAM Centre de Design

Montréal, Canada

UQAM Centre de Design

Montréal, Canada, 2015-12-15 -

The UQAM Centre de Design has unveiled its 2016 winter term exhibitions: miniaturized Netherlands design, the animation work of illustrator/filmmaker Michèle Lemieux, and upcoming artists in Design Spring.


January 27 – February 7, 2016
Opening: exceptionally on a Tuesday, January 26, 6 pm
Lecture by designer Dirk Vander Kooij: January 28, 6 pm

A travelling exhibition from the Netherlands, Supermodels features 1:6 scale models of chairs emblematic of Dutch design, created with 3D printing. The exhibition also includes architectural models of celebrated projects by Dutch architects Gerrit Rietveld, Van Doesburg/Van Eesteren, Jan Benthem, and Hans Heeswijk, to name a few. This exhibition was conceived by the design firm CONCERN and is presented in Montreal with the support of the Netherlands Embassy.


Le tout et la partie
Michèle Lemieux, from Drawing to Animation
February 18 – April 17, 2016
Vernissage: Wednesday, February 17, 6 pm
All-Nighter: February 27, 2016
Curator: Angela Grauerholz

This exhibition will feature the work of Quebec illustrator and animator Michèle Lemieux. Le tout et la partie. Michèle Lemieux, from Drawing to Animation will focus on sketches Lemieux has created for animated films, including Here and the Great Elsewhere, produced for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) between 2003 and 2012. In addition, as the artist works on a new film, the public will have a unique opportunity to see her preliminary sketches and visual experiments with pinscreen animation – a technique invented in France in the 1930s by Alexander Alexeïeff and Claire Parker – on a pinboard owned by the NFB.


Design Spring
May 5 – May 15, 2016
Vernissage: Wednesday May 4, 2016, 6 pm

Displayed on every floor of the Design Pavilion, Design Spring will comprise six exhibitions of student projects from each UQAM School of Design program.


Illumination of the UQAM Centre de design and videoprojections on its façade
A work that changes to reflect events in the Quartier des Spectacles and programming at the Centre de Design is projected at dusk from Wednesday to Sunday on the facade of the UQAM Design Pavilion.

From December 10, 2015, to January 30, 2016, an original projection by Maotik will be featured in conjunction with Luminothérapie 2015-2016, with its installation Impulsion by Lateral Office and CS Design. It will be followed by 9 x [MTL], a colourful work created by two Montreal motion design animators, Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau and Vincent Bilodeau. These projects are realized by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, as part of the Quartier's Luminous Pathway.


Address and opening hours
UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet Street (corner of Sainte-Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 pm
Free admission

Phone: 514-987-3395
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  • UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Maude N. Béland, Press Relations Officer
  • beland.maude_n@uqam.ca
  • 514 987-3000, ext. 1707
Press kit | 748-26 - Press release | Winter-Spring 2016 programming at the UQAM Centre de Design - UQAM Centre de Design - Event + Exhibition - Photo credit: SUPERMODELS Foundation
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