Feb.27Apr.22016

Exhibition

Past Event

The Phi Centre welcomes Montreal artist MissMe to present the exhibit Army of Vandals

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: noon to 5 PM
On evenings when films are being shown in Space B (2nd floor), the exhibition remains accessible to visitors until the start of the film.

Free admission

 

After a significant success during la Nuit Tribe, we decided to extend the Army of Vandals exhibit until April 2. Conceived as part of la Nuit blanche à Montréal by Montreal artist MissMe, the gigantic collage piece embodies her subversive vision of femininity.

You may have already seen MissMe’s works on the streets of Montreal. Working under the cover of night, the enigmatic artist goes all over the city looking for spots to display her works, including her Vandals series, which is featured prominently in this exhibition. These giant figures, all the same height and appearance, present a woman wearing only a balaclava and a t-shirt lifted to show her breasts, which become the artist’s canvas for displaying the different faces of femininity: aggression, gentleness, insolence, provocation. Created with the intention of overturning the omnipresent stereotypes in the media, Vandals never shows the woman in a position of seduction. She stands tall and strong, in full possession of her body and her sexuality.

In addition to this free exhibition, several promotional articles designed in collaboration with MissMe (caps, t-shirts, etc.) are on sale in Le Rhinocéros boutique.

Presented in collaboration with Lez Spread the Word

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Photo credit: MissMe

MissMe

MissMe never shows her face, but her art speaks for itself in Montreal and beyond. A couple years ago, she left a brilliant career in advertising to post her works in the street, a decisive gesture she makes to reaffirm her identity. A lot of her pieces reflect her strong feminist and social convictions. Others pay homage to musicians who don’t have the recognition they deserve. MissMe continues her pursuit of “artful vandalism”, the street being the privileged site of her free expression.

 

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