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Week 11 - The theme of the week

Humour


Deadline to send in your creation: Wednesday, June 3 at noon (EDT).


The absurd, satire, caricature. These are all forms that may come to mind when thinking about the theme of art and humour. This week, we were inspired by the work of artist Cynthia Girard-Renard and the place of humour in her work through the use of colour, personification of animals, puns, and references to cartoons.

One of Cynthia Girard-Renard's strategies is to stage unusual associations that provoke surprising reversals or twists. Is humour an end point in her work or, rather, a tool? A tool of social criticism, perhaps?


👀 For the eleventh week of Quarantined Museum, we invite you to consider humour as a tool for criticizing the status quo, similar to caricature or satire. Does humour in art make it possible to see life differently? Does humour have the power to change things for the better?


Cynthia Girard-Renard, vue de l'exposition Nos maîtres les fous, Musée d'art de Joliette, 2017. Photo : Ysabelle Forest.


📆 NOT TO BE MISSED

Live conversation with Cynthia Girard-Renard (about humour)

Monday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m.

on the Facebook page of the Musée d'art de Joliette.

Cynthia Girard-Renard


Artist Cynthia Girard-Renard invites us to her studio in Montreal. She will take part in a live discussion with Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Musée d'art de Joliette. This discussion, which is meant to be informal and spontaneous, will focus on Cynthia's artistic approach and the place of humour in her work through the use of colour, the personification of animals, puns and references to cartoons.

PARTICIPATE IN QUARANTINED MUSEUM

You have until Wednesday at noon to send us your creations inspired by the theme of the week.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

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