MissMe : Army of Vandals
27 FEB 2016
2 APR 2016
Monday to Friday : 9am to 5pm
Saturday : 12pm to 5pm
On evenings when films are being shown, the exhibition remains accessible to visitors until the start of the film.
On Saturday, February 27, the Phi Centre will open its doors to Montreal artist MissMe, who will create a gigantic collage piece live during the Nuit blanche à Montréal. A self-described “artful vandal”, she will craft on site a bold exhibition embodying 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 will feature 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.) will be for sale in Le Rhinocéros boutique.
Presented in collaboration with Lez Spread the Word