The Photographer Tour, presented as part of the 5th edition of Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, will run from August 15 to 19 in different municipalities on the peninsula.
At the heart of Rencontres, the Photographer Tour is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together visitors, photographers and the local population on the Gaspé territory. It offers public get-togethers on the subject of creation in the form of photo projections, lecture-discussions and roundtable discussions. Each day of the Tour will be an opportunity to meet artists at their exhibit sites in the presence of Rencontres personnel. The choice to act on five consecutive days ensures the attendance of all the guest artists on the Gaspé territory.
AVIGNON // The Tour will begin on Friday, August 15, at 4:30 p.m. at Parc du Vieux-Quai in Maria with a visit of the exhibits Pastoral Monuments and Inside the View by Helen Sear (Raglan, Wales, U.K.) and a get-together with the artist. At 6:00 p.m., the public will be invited to the Carleton-sur-Mer municipal beach (Carleton sector) to visit The Sensor by Bertrand Carrière (Longueuil, Québec) and to meet the artist. Afterwards, at 6:45 p.m., the official Photographer Tour launch evening will be taking place at the Vaste et Vague artist center in Carleton. On this occasion there will be a visit of the exhibit Ice by Flora (Paris, France), the result of a residency in the Gaspé in the winter of 2013, with the artist in attendance. Finally, towards 9:00 p.m. (after dark), the public will be invited to return to the Carleton beach, this time for a projection of the project “A Bridge over the Atlantic” and a get-together with the participating artists from Québec and France, as well as a visit of the video installation Volatile Slide and Other Disorders by Maryse Goudreau (Miguasha, the Gaspé) in the company of the artist.
On Saturday, August 16, at 10 a.m., the public will be able to attend, at the Vaste et Vague artist center, the roundtable discussion “Artwork acquisition: the market for photography,” hosted by Alexis Desgagnés (exhibition curator, artist and researcher). Guest panelists will be: Stéphane Aquin (curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), Jo-Ann Kane (curator, National Bank art collection), Joyce Yahouda (director, Galerie Joyce Yahouda, Montreal), Bertrand Carrière (artist) and Maryse Goudreau (artist). The roundtable will be followed at 12:30 p.m. by a visit of the exhibit Changing the World by Gilbert Garcin (Marseille, France) at Saint-Joseph school.
HAUTE-GASPÉSIE // The Tour will continue on the north coast of the Gaspé late in the day on Saturday. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a visit of Micronations by Léo Delafontaine (Paris, France) at the municipal rest stop in Cap-Chat, followed by a visit of the exhibits in Marsoui: Tiksi by Evgenia Arbugaeva (Yakutsk, Russia) at Parc A.-Couturier and Heliotropes #7. Northbound by Laurent Villeret (Paris, France) at the Couturier building. At &:00 p.m., a get-together with the two French artists and a projection of their work is scheduled at Parc A.-Couturier (or at the recreation center in case of rain).
CÔTE-DE-GASPÉ // On Sunday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. there will be a visit of the exhibit 132 by the collective Kahem, made up of Québec photographers Charles-Frédérick Ouellet, Christian Lamontagne, Nicolas Levesque and Yoanis Menge, on the promenade towards the Galipeault covered bridge in Grande-Vallée. At 5:00 p.m., at the Musée de la Gaspésie in the town of Gaspé, the roundtable “Publications as a means of exposure” will take place with panelists Alexis Desgagnés (exhibition curator, artist and researcher), Serge Allaire (exhibition curator, researcher and autor), Rozenn Quéré (artist) and Bertrand Carrière (artist). In the same place, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a get-together with as well as a projection of the work by both Yoanis Menge (L’Étang-du-Nord, Magdalen Islands) of the collective Kahem and Linda Rutenberg (Montreal, Québec), who is exhibiting The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time at the Museum.
ROCHER-PERCÉ // On Monday, August 18, at 3:00 p.m. the Tour continues in Percé with a get-together with artists Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras (Montreal, Québec) near the dock and on the promenade along the sea, in the presence of the residents of Percé who took part in their project Story Gatherers, which resulted from a creation residency in the spring and summer of 2014. A visit of the exhibit Eyes on the Collection Loto-Québec, showing 35 years of Québec creation through the works of 23 photographers, is also scheduled at the same location.
BONAVENTURE // On Tuesday, August 19, at 3:00 p.m. the public is invited to Chandler, on the Parc du Souvenir road and the Circuit des bâtisseurs bridge, for a visit of the exhibit The Girl Who Sees the Verses by Rina Vukobratovic (Novi Sad, Serbia). That will be followed, at 6:00 p.m., by a visit of the exhibit Possible and Imaginary Lives by Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rozenn Quéré (Brussels, Belgium) at the LeBoutillier & Brothers warehouse on the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historical site in Paspébiac and by a projection of the work of these artists. Rozenn Quéré will be on hand. Finally, at 7:30 p.m., at the Centre culturel in Paspébiac, there will be a projection and get-together evening with a number of artists: Jean-François Bérubé (Montreal, Québec), who is presenting Bonum iter Compostellam (Have a good trip to Compostela) in Bonaventure and in Gaspé; Michael Flomen (Montreal, Québec), whose project Higher Ground is on exhibit in Maria, Estelle Marcoux (Caplan, the Gaspé), who is presenting Tia’Mugwet (Moose Hunt) in Gesgapegiag (Maria); and Isabelle Hayeur (Rawdon, Québec), who is exhibiting Mirages at Paspébiac.
A reminder that Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie is an invitation to come out and meet artists in a region where photographs and landscapes come together around an artistic project. For more details: photogaspesie.ca.
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