Jul 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm – Jul 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm
RIDM x UNDO: Caroline Monnet
Screening, Masterclass & Mixer with RIDM and Caroline Monnet
We are thrilled to welcome RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Film Festival) back for two nights this July to take over UnionDocs with work from multidisciplinary artist Caroline Monnet! This year we’re teaming up to present a program of short works: (AUTO)PORTRAITS, DOCUMENTS, FICTIONS, EXPLORATIONS and a masterclass that will take us on a deep dive into Monnet’s work . Both nights will include social mixers, where local filmmakers can meet folks from RIDM.
FULL TWO-DAY SCHEDULE BELOW, details TBA!
Short work screening (followed by cocktail mixer)
Thursday, July 11 – 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Including a variety of NYC premieres, this program of short work showcases Monnet’s sharp examinations of indigenous cultural identity and histories.
Stick around after the screening to get to know more about RIDM, meet the team, hang out in our backyard and enjoy complimentary craft beers courtesy of Le Trou du diable, and Dieu du ciel.
Masterclass (followed by Discussion + BBQ)
Friday, July 12 – 7:00PM - 11:30PM
Minimalism and Abstraction: Identity through Bicultural History
Join Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Caroline Monnet for a masterclass exploring her process of continual experimentation. Though this program is complimented by her presence in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and an Arsenal Contemporary show opening July 9, her international exhibition history is one with few instances in New York. Monnet examines bicultural living and the beautifully intricate limbo of indigenous peoples today. Known for a minimalistic yet emotionally charged style, she often works with industrial materials, creating hybrid forms situated between the vocabulary of traditional visual cultures and modernist abstraction.
Stick around after the screening for a discussion and BBQ in our backyard, with the change to get to know more about RIDM, UnionDocs and Caroline Monnet!
Thanks for support for this event generously provided by The Montreal Arts Council.
Generous support for this weekend provided by the Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York, and RIDM.
Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) presents the best reality-based films, including the works of established directors and new talents alike.
RIDM also offers activities for professionals in the industry in the form of Doc Circuit Montreal, the only bilingual documentary market in North America. Doc Circuit Montreal offers an intensive program of professional workshops, conferences and business meetings that focus on training, sharing of knowledge and encouraging the development of partnerships.
Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied in Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Her work has been programmed internationally at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), TIFF (CAN), Sundance (US), Aesthetica (UK), Palm Springs (USA), Cannes Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal), Arsenal Contemporary NY, Axenéo7 (Gatineau), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Division Gallery (Montréal) and the National Art Gallery (Ottawa). In 2016, she was selected for the prestigious Cinéfondation residency in Paris. Her work is included in numerous collections including Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Gallery, RBC Royal Bank, and Museum of Contemporary Art Montréal. Upcoming exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial and the Toronto Biennale of Art 2019. She is based in Montréal and represented by Division Gallery.