Program 2017

Photo: Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul

Official Opening of the 35th Symposium

Friday, July 28, 7:30 pm

The official opening of the 35th International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie Saint Paul begins with a fanfare. The Pé Na Rua band will parade through the streets of central Baie-Saint-Paul in the company of the Roi de l’Anse, artist Denys Tremblay, president of honour and the participating artists.

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Perfomance and artist talk from Denys Premier, Roi de l’Anse

Saturday, July 29, 2016, 4:30 pm

Déjouer l’Histoire, rejouer la nôtre
Performance and artist talk from Denys Premier, Roi de l’Anse, president of Honour of the 35th International Symposium of Contemporay Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.

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Portrait of Jean-Claude Rochefort. Photo Raymonde April.

Jean-Claude Rochefort Grant

Saturday, August 5th, 4:00pm

The Jean-Claude Rochefort Grant will be awarded and the winner will give a brief talk.

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Portrait of Vicky Sabourin. Photo Justine Latour.

Vicky Sabourin, Performance

Saturday, August 5, 4:30pm

Vicky Sabourin is inspired by stories in the news and historical events. She is a multidisciplinary artist who creates installations and tableau vivants that rely on her own reminiscences to explore our private imagination.

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Portrait of Jean-François Racine. Courtesy of the artist.

Jean-François Racine Open Studio at the Symposium site.

Wednesday, august 9 to sunday august 13, noon to 5 : 00 pm

Accustomed to working outdoors, the painter Jean-François Racine will work for a week at the Symposium. While at the event site, he will let this year’s theme of Pasts in the Present inspire him.


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Portrait of DJ Maxime Dubois. Courtesy of the artist.

Nocturne at the Symposium with DJ Maxime Dubois

Friday, August 18, 8:00 pm to midnight

Just this once during the summer, the International Symposium of Contemporay Art of Baie-Saint-Paul will welcome visitors for the whole evening. Come have a glass of wine and meet the artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Photo Déranger. Courtesy of the National Film Board du Canada (ONF).

Presentation of the Déranger project

Saturday, August 19, 4:30 pm

Presentation of the Déranger project, a creation laboratory for Quebec Indigenous artists, produce by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), in collaboration with Wapikoni mobile and Oboro.

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Portrait of Pascal Dufaux. Photo Christophe Racat. // Portrait of Sarah Wendt. Photo Pascal Dufaux.

Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux, Mixing Ghosts, an installation-performance

Saturday, August 26, 4:30 pm

Immersed in a visual echo chamber, between the present time of the action and the immediate past of its mediatisation, Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux explore new narrative, perceptual, video, and pictorial possibilities. This installation-performance proposes an experience for the public, combining a theatre of objects, choreography and vision machines.

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Portrait of Marie Perrault. Photo Louis-Charles Dumais.

Guided tour with the artistic director

Sunday, August 27, 3:00 pm

For the closing of the 35th Symposium, Marie Perrault, the artistic director, will give the public a guided 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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Portrait of Guy St-Onge and Roxane Del. Photo Andréanne Gauthier.

Closing event

Sunday, August 27, 4:00 pm

During the closing event, the public is invited to a musical performance by Guy St-Onge. For this occasion, Roxane Del will accompany him on violin.

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Photo : Artexte.


July 28 to august 27

The Future is Created in the Past: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art from 1967 to Now.

Artexte presents an exhibition of documents from their collection exploring the theme of science fiction in contemporary art.

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