Aude Moreau: The Political Nightfall


“Filming at night, the artist scrutinizes the sky as a reserve of black, a refuge, a screen for anxiety and a shelter for dreams. City lights have the comforting power to fend off the monsters of the night, while producing an architectural and urban spectacle that tends toward the sublime and rivals the starry firmament.“ — Louise Déry, p. 54

This publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Aude Moreau: The Political Nightfall, curated by Louise Déry, Director, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal and co-produced by Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal, in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, and presented at The Power Plant from 30 January to 15 May 2016.

In The Political Nightfall, Moreau’s photography, films, and sound works examine the North American city. In Moreau’s cinematic exploration of architecture, politics, economics, and the private and the public, the artist casts a light towards the iconography of often stereotypical urban images: the modernist grid, the towers soaring to breathtaking heights, the illuminated logos speaking the language of the multinationals. With concepts painstakingly developed over several years to produce ambitious installations, films and photographs, or material interventions in an exhibition context, Aude Moreau focuses a relevant, critical gaze upon consumerist society, the privatization of the public space, and the domination of the State by economic powers in today's world.

The publication features texts by Louise Déry, Fabrizio Gallanti, and Kevin Muhlen.

Product Information

  • Publisher:  Galerie de l'UQAM, and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Year: 2015
  • ISBN: 978-2-920325-51-7
  • Pages: 104
  • Illustrations: 81 colour illustrations
  • Dimensions: 21 x 27 cm, hardcover
  • Availability: In stock
  • Other Information:  
    Product Code: CMOREAU