The Photographer Tour of the 4th edition of Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie will take place from August 15 to 21 in the four corners of the peninsula. During that period, some 30 photographers from the Gaspé, elsewhere in Québec and from various countries will take part in a series of get-togethers on the subject of creation in the form of vernissages, projections and meetings with the photographers.
The first activity will be held on August 15 at 6 p.m. on the Little School site in Nouvelle, with the vernissage of the exhibit Playing with Reality by Yves Gonthier (Maria, the Gaspé), with the photographer present. It will be followed, at 8 p.m., by the vernissage of the exhibit by Jean-François Lamoureux and Mathilde Fournier-Hébert (Montreal, Québec), at the Saint-Laurent-de-Matapédia church in Matapedia. This is the fruit of their creation residency in the Gaspé, which runs from August 1 to 14.
The Photographer Tour opening evening will be held on August 16 beginning at 5 p.m. in Carleton-sur-Mer. The public will first be invited to the lagoon rest stop in Saint-Omer to see the Model Homes exhibit by Isabelle Hayeur (Rawdon, Québec) and to meet the artist. Starting at 6 p.m., at the Centre d’artists Vaste et Vague in Carleton, the vernissage of the 0:00 GMT Intersection installation by the Tendance Floue collective (Montreuil, France) will take place, as well as a meeting with its members on the theme “Creating by Way of an Artists’ Collective.” The event will be followed by a lecture by Jean-François Nadeau, cultural-page director of the newspaper Le Devoir. Around 9 p.m., the public and the artists will be invited to make their way to the Carleton municipal beach to attend the vernissage of the Archipelago installation by Serge Clément (Montreal, Québec) in the presence of the artist.
On August 17, at 11:30 a.m., the public is invited to the Gaspé’s North Shore for the vernissage of the Sandra Lachance exhibit At My Last Meal, and works by Jérôme Landry (Cap-Chat, the Gaspé), at the rest area in Cap-Chat in the presence of the artists. At 2:30 p.m., people are invited to the Couturier building in Marsoui for the vernissage of Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf (Hong Kong, China), then to A.-Couturier park for the vernissage of Domaine de la Florida by Sébastien Michaud (Montreal, Québec), in his presence. Next, at 8:30 p.m., the public is expected at the Copper Interpretation Centre in Murdochville for the vernissage of the exhibit by Louis Couturier and Jacky Georges Lafargue (Carleton-sur-Mer, the Gaspé), Murdochville: The Beauty of Destruction, as well as a projection and a get-together with the artists.
On August 18 at noon at the Musée de la Gaspésie in the town of Gaspé, the vernissage of the exhibit by Alain Paiement (Montreal, Québec) entitled From a Different Angle will be held with the artist in attendance. At 3 p.m., the vernissage of the exhibits Cross-Perspectives by Guillaume D. Cyr (Quebec City, Québec), a native of New Richmond, and The Gaspé, Wild, with Your Feet in the Water… by Frédéric Merlet (Mortagne-sur-Sèvre, France), will take place at the Suzanne-Guité space in Percé. At 5 p.m., in Chandler, on the Souvenir park road and the Circuit des bâtisseurs footbridge, there will be the vernissage of Memory (Woman Scenario) and a get-together with its creators, Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras (Montreal, Québec). At 8 p.m., at the Bonaventure marina, the public is invited to the vernissage for the exhibit of Evgenia Arbugaeva (Iakoutsk, Russia) entitled Tiksi, and to a projection of the artist’s work (her presence remains to be confirmed).
On August 19 at 7 p.m. at the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historical site in Paspébiac, the vernissage of the exhibit The Great Divide by Beatrix von Conta (Peyrins, France) will take place, in addition to a projection of her work. A get-together with the artist on the theme “Mutation and Fragility of Gaspesian Landscapes” is yet to be confirmed. Starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a screening of the film by Helen Doyle (Longueuil, Québec), Frameworks: Images of a Changing World (HD — 90 minutes), which bears on the meaning and the impact of images. The screening will be followed by a get-together with the director.
On August 20 at 6 p.m. in New Richmond, the Gaspesian British Heritage Village will be welcoming the public for the vernissage of The Devonians by Jocelyne Alloucherie (Montreal, Québec) in the presence of the artist. The public will afterwards be invited to make their way to Pointe-Taylor park for the vernissage of Depressive Landscapes by Armando Ribeiro (London, U.K.), along with a projection of the artist’s work and a get-together with him.
On August 21 at 7:30 p.m., at the Vieux-Quai park in Maria, the final Photographer Tour activity will take place with the vernissage of the exhibit by Suzanne Opton (New York City), bringing together Soldier and Soldier+Citizen. There will be a projection of the work of the artist, whose presence has yet to be confirmed.
A reminder that Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie is an invitation to come meet these artists in a region where the photograph and the landscape connect around an artistic project. The exhibits and installations of Rencontres are presented until September 11 in the region’s 15 host municipalities.
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