Ariane De Blois

Frictions - the podcast

February 5, 2020 - April 8, 2020

The purpose of this series of podcasts is to offer visibility to the words of the artists who participated in FRICTIONS programming (2018-2019), by giving them, individually, a long speaking time. To do this, the author in residence Ariane De Blois has chosen to produce intimate audio portraits where the artists share their reflections on their project carried out by Dare-dare, but also, more generally, their research and approach. Ariane's reflexive contribution and exchanges are part of our Critical Space programming section.

Available podcasts :

A discussion with Helena Martin Franco (artist Website)

This podcast is dedicated to Helena Martin Franco and her performance project ALTÉROPHILIE or Le jeu des forces de Fritta Caro. The artist shares her reflections on her performative practice and tackles in a sensitive manner various subjects ranging from the cultural homogeneity of the art world to the coloniality of power, including censorship and a feeling of despair experienced by immigrants.

A discussion with Julie Delporte (artist Website)

This podcast is dedicated to Julie Delporte and her poetry project Décroissance sexuelle, presented in the luminous sign of DARE-DARE. Among other things, the artist discusses group therapy in the context of the culture of rape, her desire to take care of her readers and the importance of beauty and sorority for her.



Ariane De Blois, graduate in art history from McGill University, has been active and teaching in the contemporary art community for fifteen years as an author, art critic and independent curator. She was part of the editorial board of Esse arts + opinions from 2014 to 2018 and her texts have been published in various magazines (Esse arts + opinions, Espace art moderne, Etc, Spirale). Her curatorial projects have been presented, among other places, at the Havana Biennale, at the Stadtgalerie in Bern and at the Centro Nacional de las Artes in México. Her most recent curatorial project is the COZIC. From 1967 to today retrospective exhibition presented at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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