|Au milieu des bureaux empilés is an extensive socially engaged and dialogical art project born from a personal desire to rethink our collective evaluation of credibility in the context of the ongoing debate regarding our education system. Every phase of the project follows the same first steps. Offering to teach a tea workshop, Verviers infiltrate high schools to transform a classroom into a creative space where youths are safe to reimagine and rebuild the education system. For the programming of Regart, the artist will be in residency and meet student from high schools in Lévis.Together, the artist and the students create a non-hierarchical space where personal experience is recognized as a valid form of knowledge and the act of speaking as a creative act. Most participating youths have never experienced such a space inside their school: the appreciation of their contributions allows them to familiarize themselves with the power inherent to the act of sharing their knowledge about this issue. This exhibition is the conclusion of a long-term project that has traveled in multitude of schools in Quebec and Switzerland.||
Artist in residence : October 14 to December 7, 2019
Exhibition in the Gallery : November 8 to December 15, 2019
Anouk Verviers is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Montreal, Qc. She creates mobiles spaces that house and stimulate conversations allowing the emergence of a mutual understanding. Operating as an artist in various communities, she develops long term collaborative projects that enable her to push her reflexions on the artist and art’s role in society.
Holder of a bachelor degree from Université de Montréal à Québec, she has work with artist-run-center Dare Dare, Saint-Lambert FAC and Art Mûr Gallery and has realized a production residency at La Pocatière with VRillE Art actuel.
In 2019, she was the artist in residency at Vaste et Vague in Carleton-sur-Mer and at Dogo Residenz in Switzerland.