Program 2016

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Official Opening of the 34th Symposium

Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:30 pm

Fanfare Jarry will parade through the downtown streets of Baie-Saint-Paul for the official opening of the 34th Baie-Saint-Paul International Symposium of Contemporary Art.

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A Conversation with François Morelli

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 4:30 pm

The indeterminate and the possible in the work of François Morelli. – A conversation between François and Didier Morelli.

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Presentation of Artexte Information Centre

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3:00pm

A discussion on the life cycle of art projects archives with Jessica Hébert and Hélène Brousseau, Artexte’s librarians.

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Drinks at the Sympo : Voyages and Migrations

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 4:30pm
With Green Tones

Meet with artists Patrick Beaulieu, Geneviève Chevalier and Anne-Sophie Turion who will talk about their respective works. Each artist will speak about his/her various experiences of travelling, going from the odyssey of chance to the tourist visit along with the seasonal migration of birds.

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Talk by Nicolas Dickner

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 4:30 pm

His latest work Six degrés de liberté won the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2015. In this book, he writes about friendship between a young girl eager to expand the boundaries of human experience and a hacker seeking to optimize the global circulation of merchandise. He will explain the process of writing this novel, which became the inspiration for Mobility, the theme of this year’s Symposium.

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Drinks at the Sympo : Movement of Objects and Merchandise

Thursday, August 11, 2016,  4:30 pm
With Virginie Bédard

Meet with artists Camille Bernard-Gravel, Frédéric Cordier and Momar Seck who will speak to us about their respective art practices. From Kinetics to the movement of merchandise, these invited artists create their works with various kinds of movement and shifting of objects.

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Talk by Pierre Bourgault

In the form of story telling

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 4:30 pm

Pierre Bourgault, an artist from a family of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli wood sculptors, is inspired by wide-open spaces and his experience as a sailor.

For the past few years, he has devoted his time to creating large-scale drawings while on board boats on the St. Lawrence and Hudson rivers. He will tell us about his goals and the sources of inspiration for his works.

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Drinks at the Sympo : Means of transportation and Networks

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 4:30 pm
With Downtown Trio

Meet with artists Nicole Bauberger, Samuel Breton and Eveline Boulva who will tell us about their respective works. These artists are concerned with particular experiences linked to ways of transportation, which, quite simply, influence the perception, understanding and definition of an area of land.

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Atelier Silex

Saturday, August 20, 2016,  beginning at 12 (noon)

Inside the arena, Isabelle Gauvin, Optometriste-factice, will examine your eyes with the help of barniques to reveal your particular vision of the world. In the parking lot, Henri Morissette’s La Roulotte à Bobby proposes a snack bar sculpture crammed with an ill-assorted collection of objects and tools.

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Drinks at the Sympo : Nomadic Communities

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:30 pm
With Gabrielle Shonk

Meeting with artists Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Thibault Laget-ro and Michèle Mackasey who will speak about their respective works.

At various levels, the phenomena of mobility create nomadic communities linked together by singular shared experiences. The works of these artists treat these issues in part.

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Photo : courtesy of the artist
Photo : courtesy of the artist

Presentation by Marie-Christiane Mathieu

Radiocarmusic / Still Further West

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 4:30 pm

For this presentation, the artist will analyse her methods of creating and will look at works within various contexts that are linked to her movements in a kind of RV mobile studio. Taking as an example, her Radiocarmusic / Still Further West project, she will explain various concepts of her itinerant art practice that enable her art to take on and become part of reality. She will present a few of the video and audio recordings made during the 10,000 kilometres she travelled from Fogo Island in Newfoundland to Vancouver Island as well as works that have emerged while on this journey.

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Photo : Louis-Charles Dumais.
Photo : Louis-Charles Dumais.

Guided tour with the artistic director

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 3:00 pm

For the closing of the 34th Symposium, Marie Perrault, the artistic director, will give the public a commented tour of the twelve artists’ studios, providing a summary of each participant’s experience and the development of their respective projects.

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Organ Mood Show

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 4:00 pm

Organ Mood is a collective of sound and visual artists, Christophe Lamarche and Mathieu Jacques, who perform with analogue synthesizers, retro-projectors and instruments of their own invention, electronically linked to the audience.

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