• Symposium of Baie-Saint-Paul

Official Opening

Artistic Director

Sylvie Lacerte, Ph.D.

Artistic Director

Sylvie Lacerte is beginning the third and final year of her mandate as Artistic Director of the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. From July 2019 to the end of December 2020 she occupied the post of Curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). In this capacity she organized the first solo exhibition solo of the work of Manuel Mathieu, Survivance, in a North American museum. From January to May 2021, she was guest curator, also at the MMFA, for solo exhibitions of the work of Caroline Monnet, Ninga Mìnèh, and Yann Pocreau, Impermanencies.

Sylvie has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Domaine Forget in Charlevoix since 2018. She has organized several exhibitions of contemporary art as an independent curator and has several publications to her name both at home and abroad. She has also lectured widely in Canada and internationally.



Honorary President

Raymonde April

Honorary President

The International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul,
is pleased to welcome artist Raymonde April as its President of
Honour for its 2021 edition Time and Things.

Raymonde April lives and works in Montréal, where she taught photography at Concordia University from 1985 to 2019. As a photographer and artist, since the late 1970s she has been recognised for her minimalist work which draws on everyday life at the intersection of documentary, autobiography and fiction. Her work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad, and can be found in the principal Canadian public collections.

"I work in the space between images as much as I do on the images themselves. The reasons I bring images together has to do with the artistic experience, with the unspoken. My formal choices are intuitive; when I group images, it is similar to writing. I have never defined myself as a documentary photographer, because I am interested as much in the fictions contained in the images as in the reality out of which they arose. Nevertheless, I credit my images with a descriptive side which makes them undeniable reflections of their geographical and cultural space-time. I am happy that my work is situated, one might even say inscribed, in this way in Québec society, out of which it arises, and that it expresses and represents this society."

Brief History

Founded in 1982 by Françoise Labbé under the name of the International Symposium of Young Painting in Canada, the International Contemporary Art Symposium of Baie-Saint-Paul is a unique event in Quebec, recognized both in Canada and abroad.

Art: Our Passion!

A live creation experience: thirteen artists at work, from Quebec, Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec, as well as Canada, the United States and from everywhere around the world !

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Theme of the current edition

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Program

  • July 2021
  • August 2021

Opening

Friday, July 30th
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9h30 PM
Opening

Official Opening

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Online Talks

Saturday, July 31st
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4h30 PM
Online Talks

Conversation on Time and Things

Raymonde April lives and works in Montreal, where she taught photography at Concordia University from 1985 to 2019 ...

Online Talks

Saturday, August 7th
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4h30 PM
Online Talks

The Voice of Things - title taken from Francis Ponge

Serge Murphy is an artist known for his ink drawings and for his sculptural installations made out of modified or assisted manufactured objects ...

Online Talks

Saturday, August 14th
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4h30 PM
Online Talks

Decolonise the imagination

Born in Guadeloupe, in the French-speaking Caribbean, Eddy Firmin is an artist researcher ...

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Artists

Jennifer Alleyn

Born in Lausanne (Switzerland), lives and works in Montreal (Quebec)

BIO Upon completing her university studies, Jennifer Alleyn travelled the world, camera in hand, with the television program La Course Destination Monde ...

Thomas Corriveau

Born in Sainte-Foy (Quebec), lives and works in Bromont (Quebec)

BIO Thomas Corriveau is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in particular in drawing, painting and animated film ...

Gilles Dusabe

Born in Geneva (Switzerland), lives and works in Kigali (Rwanda) and Geneva (Switzerland)

BIO Gilles Dusabe holds university diplomas in visual art from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland (B ...

Antonietta Grassi

Born in Montreal (Quebec), lives and works in Montreal (Quebec)

BIO Antonietta Grassi’s paintings and works on paper have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, and Europe ...

Tickets

Prices

 
Admission
5.00 $
taxes included
  • Single fare
  • ** Admission to the Symposium
 
2021

Presented by

Casino Charlevoix





We Also Thank Our

Partners and Collaborators

Gouvernement du Québec Patrimoine Canadien Ville de Baie-Saint-Paul RBC Tourisme Charlevoix Association des Musées Canadiens Desjardins Power Corporation Le Germain Hôtels





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