Photography Encounters in Gaspésie: Radical Hope


13 Meetings of photography in Gaspésie (Canada) will take place this summer in 12 municipalities, cities and national parks of the peninsula, the theme chosen is radical hope. Presented for the most part outdoors, the 18 exhibitions and installations will present the work of 16 artists from Quebec and elsewhere in the world. The vast majority of exhibitions run from July 15 to September 30, 2022.

According to the general and artistic director of Les Rencontres, Claude Goulet, “this theme came as a cry of hope to express loud and clear the urgency and the need to create, as an affirmation of the need to act in the face of the environment. , to living together, to inequalities, in the face of global cynicism.

In the MRC Côte-de-Gaspé, impermanence by Alphia Joncas (Havre-aux-Maisons, Quebec) will be presented on the site of the Théâtre de la Vieille-Forge, in Little Valleywhile See the light of day by vanessa winship (Folkestone, United Kingdom), represented by Agence VU, will take place near the Horacio LeBouthillier House (west of the other buildings at the Birthplace of Canada historic site), in the town of Gaspesie.

In the MRC of Rocher-Percé, Other fablesby Eliane Excoffier (Sutton, Quebec), will be presented at the Center historique Charles-Robin in Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park, in Percé. In the same sector, on the promenade, the public will be able to see An unfinished portrait (score for two voices) by Sophie Jodoin (Montreal, Quebec). In chandlerthe park in front of the Cantine du Chenail will host A fragile landscape by Ewa Monika Zebrowski (Montreal, Quebec).

In the RMC Bonaventure, fly on the wallby Laurence Hervieux-Gosselin (Montreal, Quebec), will be presented on the Promenade du Paspebiac. Near the tourist office of Bonaventure, Victorine Alisse (La Bassée, France) will exhibit In your steps. In New RichmondTaylor’s Point Park will host Kochan by Alessandra Calo (Reggio Emilia, Italy).

In the CMR d’Avignon, Married will host the exhibition High beam by Eiji Ohashi (Sapporo, Japan).

Four exhibitions will take place in Carleton sur Mer. The stars are dead but their light remainsby Fiona Annis (Montreal, Quebec), will be presented at the artist-run center Vaste et Vague from August 5 to September 3, 2022. The Atlantic Wall by Julie Hascoet (Brest, France) will be exhibited in a room at the Auberge des Caps in Carleton-sur-Mer. In a unique concept, the public is invited to contact the establishment to reserve the room occupied by this exhibition. Liquid flowers, specimens and other refugesby Melissa Longpre (Montreal, Quebec), originally from Carleton-sur-Mer, will be presented at Parc des Horizons (municipal beach). Finally, artist-curator Louis Perreault (Montreal, Quebec) will present the exhibition experience booksbringing together some fifteen books by Canadian artists, as well as a series of photos entitled resonating pages at the Gabrielle-Bernard-Dubé Library, from August 5 to September 3, 2022.

Miguasha National Parkin New, will welcome What you see won’t be here tomorrowby Aislinn Leggett (Montreal, Quebec), outside the old visitor center. The exhibition will consist of the results of the artist’s photographic mission on the Outaouais landscape that she undertook in 2021-2022. The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Sitein Pointe-à-la-Croix, will present John Max: the image of the castan exhibition made up of previously unseen photos of Jean-Max (1936-2011) and others unpublished for more than half a century, curated by Michel Hardy-Vallée.

Finally, the work of Alain Lefort (Montreal, Quebec) will be presented in Matapedia. The Belvédère des Deux-Rivières will host his exhibition Horizon (alt.14m)while its projection Whispers will be screened at Gare Matapédia – Art and Community Center (Quartier Éphémère and Center d’artistes Vaste et Vague) from July 29 to August 29, 2022 (see the schedule on the Rencontres website).

Encounters on tour
From August 17 to 20, 2022, this unique event at the heart of Les Rencontres will bring together visitors, artists and the local population for meetings on the theme of creation: outdoor screenings, discussions with artists, guided tours of exhibitions, etc. The complete program will be announced from the beginning of August 2022 on photogaspésie.cain the Events section.

About the Meetings
An annual summer event, the Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie introduces the public to contemporary photographic creation, its language, its codes and its different aesthetics through the occupation of a particular region: the Gaspé Peninsula. It presents a series of exhibitions and installations, public events designed as a space for reflection and initiation, a program of artist residencies and exchanges with festivals in other countries. Information: photogaspé


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