April 27 - May 31
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Allen Lambert Galleria
Exhibit: Nous ne somme pas des héros
Through the lens of sculpture, and both formal and material experimentation, Montreal-based artist Valérie Blass transforms the human body into choreographed, abstract compositions. Commissioned to create a site-specific installation in Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, she deconstructs the photographic view to confront the limitations of figurative representation and the instability of form.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of the confederation, the theme of this year’s 21st Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival – the world’s largest photography event of its kind – is Focus on Canada, and spotlights established and emerging Canadian artists. The 2017 Festival includes work that ranges from documentary explorations of the nation’s shifting landscape and inhabitants, to conceptual and theoretical works that challenge the definitions of photography. For more information see scotiabankcontactphoto.com.