Casa : a new gallery opens on the Plateau this Thursday

Projet Casa : une nouvelle galerie ouvre sur le Plateau ce jeudi

The old inn Casa Bianca on de l’esplanade avenue, in the borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal is transformed into a space of diffusion for contemporary art.

Led by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, the programming of the Project Casa back on track a series of exhibition cancelled because of the confinement.

It is finally in this sumptuous white house opposite the park Jeanne-Mance that will be presented “I don’t want that life starts to have other wishes than mine.”

Inspired by the movement #MeToo, this collective exposure would normally be at the displays of the Maison de la culture Claude-Leveille as early as mid-march.

“Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry brings together six female artists. This is absolutely fabulous, it is that the exhibition has been created this winter, at the time of all the trials surrounding the consent, such as that of Harvey Weinstein, of the case of Roman Polanski to the Caesars…”, welcomed Florence-Agathe.

“It all connects to the current events of the time in a way absolutely unheard of. This is crazy. The expo reopens at the moment where there emerges a second wave of the same questions. I feel privileged to be able to show this exhibition, which speaks of empowerment, recovery, power and the quest for freedom of women.”

Works of Stéphanie Béliveau, Caroline Boileau, Julie Favreau, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Sophie Jodoin and Nagmeh Sharifi make up the corpus.

Generous donors

The two sponsors behind this initiative: Danielle Lysaught and Paul Hamelin. They are the owners of this building built in 1912 which has, in turn, hosted in a private residence, a hospital, a hostel and now a center for artists.

“These two it professionals training, people who have discovered the art quite late in life and who were absolutely charmed by the community, the artists, the gallery owners,” said Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau.

“It became very close friends from the artistic community and they have decided to get involved through philanthropy over the years, she continued. It’s been about 10 years that they collect and that they accompany the various projects.”

No need to be an insider of the art scene to visit the 4351 Avenue de l’esplanade from 16 July to 1 August next. The curious are encouraged to book their tickets via evenbrite.ca.

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