L’effet Humboldt : Une soirée de livres et de films

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L’effet Humboldt : Une soirée de livres et de films

In the context of the exhibition at OBORO and the symposium at l’UQAM, Archive Alexandre de Humboldt presents an evening of recent books and films by its international guests. From a variety of perspectives, both in writing and in images, the authors address questions of memory, history and territory, with a critical accent, but also with irony.

A co-presentation with SBC galerie d’art contemporainThe program :


17h – Books presentation


Over the past decade, new debates on the meaning of the historical past and its aesthetic and political reading in the present have been conducted from a variety of disciplines and research practices. A quarrel of meaning, but also a possible agency, an horizon of transformation.


Joanna Page, Decolonial Ecologies: The Reinvention of Natural History in Latin American Art, Open Book Publishers, 2023


Tania Mancheno, Dekoloniale Perspectiven, VSA Verlag, 2023


David Blankenstein, The Humboldt Brothers: stories from the present, Prestel – Humboldt Forum, 2022


Geneviève Chevalier, Mirement/L’instabilité, Dazibao, Galerie UQO, Galerie d´art Foreman, 2023.


18h – Screening



Marion Pfaus, Sébastien Bonnetot, Julien Le Coq | Germany | 2011 | 5’35

Destruction, reconstruction and dismantling – Berlin’s Schlossplatz as a traditional reconstruction site.



Marion Pfaus | Germany | 2022 | 6’45


Women acting like dictators

Marion Pfaus | Germany | 2017 | 3’15

An ironic mockery of dictators’ public posturing.


Émilie Monnet and Waira Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy, La Vida es una Pinta / Life is a Vision

Mélanie Obomsawin | Canada | 2017 | 16′

In winter 2017, an artistic exchange took place at the Yachaikuri Educational Institute. For 18 days, Glenna Matoush, assisted by Patti Shaughnessy, Mélanie O’bomsawin and Émilie Monnet, guided children and community members in the practice of art.


The Absent Stone

Sandra Rozenta, Jesse Lerner | Mexique, États-Unis | 2013 | 81′

In 1964, the Tlaloc stone was moved from Coatlinchan to Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, an impressive technical feat, but the extraction triggered a rebellion in the city.


Free admission up to full capacity, registration here.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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