La Track
/ The Track

La Track / The Track

November 15 – December 15, 2019
ICA Gallery

La Track / The Track is born from the will to build bridges between Montreal and Baltimore. Six multidisciplinary Canadian artists and collectives were invited to attend a 2-3-week residency at Pigment Sauvage between February and October 2019, that included a public presentation of their work at the end. Five artists from Baltimore were invited to attend a residency in Montréal in August 2019 to feel the vibe and be inspired by the city. The resulting work of these residencies will be showcased in two collective exhibitions: the first in Baltimore at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the second in Montréal at Galerie B-312. This project, curated by Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron, aims to support a mixed-gender, multidisciplinary, multicultural, inclusive, respectful and open-minded program.

Geared towards disorientation, rootlessness and encounters, the projects explore how the act of creation is affected by changes in scenery and culture. How can movement, shifting locations, and the unknown characterize one’s identity, whether it is cultural, historical, political, or sexual? What do we bring back, and what is left behind when we leave? A person? A state of mind? How do we mark our territory? What way of shattering conventions do we have? Making the limits undistinguishable? Blurring the lines? How do we (re)write history?

Special Event: Panel Discussion

La Track / The Track is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. It is the thirty-fourth exhibition by the ICA since 2011.

Participating Artists

Amber Eve Anderson (Baltimore)

Erick Antonio Benitez (Baltimore)

Hannah Brancato (Baltimore)

Natacha Clitandre (Montréal)

Les Couleuves (Joël Vaudreuil & Carolyne Scenna) (Montréal)

Gabriel Favreau (Montréal)

Filles Debouttes! (Christine Major, Isabelle Guimond & Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron) (Montréal)

Helena Martin Franco (Montréal)

Jean-Michel Leclerc (Montréal)

Ada Pinkston (Baltimore)

Pascale Théorêt-Groulx (Montréal)

Lu Zhang (Baltimore)

Pigment Sauvage

Pigment Sauvage is an artist-run art gallery that shows multidisciplinary projects. The center strives to provide an approachable and intersectional platform for international, local and regional artists. PS encourages collaborative projects and helps to present the work of artist engaged in their community.

Galerie B-312

Galerie B-312 is an artist-run center whose goal for the past twenty-five years has been the emergence and recognition of contemporary art. The center encourages a mix of disciplines and knowledge.