Baie-Saint-Paul, August 18, 2021 - Open to the public since Saturday July 31, the Symposium international d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul is delighted with the success of its 39th edition, as the event begins today. hui the second half of this meeting between the public and the artists.
The official launch of the 2021 edition, highlighted by a surprise fireworks display created by the firm PyroSpek, delighted thousands of residents of Baie-Saint-Paul on Friday, July 30. Since then, it is on average several hundred visitors who respond daily to the invitation to be direct witnesses of the work of the artists, whose workspaces are located in the Jacques St-Gelais Tremblay pavilion, behind the Musée d. contemporary art from Baie-Saint-Paul. Virtual conferences, on the other hand, have been watched live or replayed by several thousand Internet users so far.
“The 2021 edition of the Time and Things Symposium is going wonderfully. The artists are all delighted to meet here, to work on their projects and to meet the public. Visitors tell us how happy they are at finally being able to come back to the Symposium or to discover it, "underlines the artistic director, Sylvie Lacerte.
The Director General of the Museum, Martin Ouellet, is delighted with the public's response:
“From the start, people have been there, it's fantastic! The public is curious, they ask the artists questions about their work, their inspirations, their approach and the artists are delighted with these enriching discussions, which are an incredible source of motivation for them! Visitors also appreciate the digital installations that our team has put in place to allow visitors to interact with artists who are outside. The positive feedback we receive on this subject is unanimous. The creativity deployed by the team to provide a positive experience despite the constraints is a resounding success. I invite everyone, residents or tourists: there are still two weeks left, come and see us! "
People's Choice Award
At the end of their visit, visitors are invited to vote for their favorite artist. The winner, who will be announced on the last day of the Symposium on Sunday, August 29, will receive a $ 3,000 scholarship, offered by the Casino de Charlevoix, main presenter of the 2019 event at 2021.
Virtual meetings not to be missed!
Two virtual conferences are coming: on Saturday August 21 at 4:30 p.m., artist Caroline Monnet will talk about her artistic practice in a discussion with Sylvie Lacerte. On Sunday August 29 at 4 p.m., Sylvie Lacerte, who is in the last year of her mandate as artistic director, will take stock of this 39th edition. The culmination of the Symposium, this guided tour is not to be missed!
It is also on this occasion that Madame Lacerte will pass the torch to the new artistic direction for the next three years and that the theme of the next Symposium will be unveiled. Note that the international event will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022.
Both events will be webcast live on the Symposium Facebook page.
Véronique Gagnon, Head of Communications and Marketing
Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul
Tel: 418 265-0947; Email: email@example.com