Serge Allaire, exhibit curator
in Carleton-sur-Mer



Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Bernard-Dubé, Quai des arts | 774 Boulevard Perron | Carleton-sur-Mer (Carleton sector)
From August 17th to September 30th.
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Serge Allaire, Montreal, Québec

Holder of a master’s degree in Art Studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he teaches the history of art and photography in the Art History Department, Serge Allaire is an independent curator and researcher in the history of contemporary photography.

He has published articles on the history of Québec art and on contemporary Québec photography. A specialist on the 1960s, he has written catalogue texts for the exhibits staged as part of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, including Une tradition documentaire au Québec? Quelle tradition? Quel documentaire? (Vox Populi, 1993); Michel Saint-Jean, photographe (Galerie de l’UQAM, 1997); Taller: objet vêtement (Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve, Montreal, 2010); and Boarding Pass, a retrospective of Serge Emmanuel Jongué (Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, 2011). He is currently preparing an exhibit on the practice of Polaroid in Québec.

Serge Allaire has also collaborated on the following publications: Montréal XXe siècle: Regards de photographes, (Éditions de l’Homme, 1995); Les arts au Québec dans les années soixante, tome 2 (VLB éditeur, 1993); and John Max / Quelque chose suit son cours (Musée de la photographie à Charleroi, Charleroi, 1997).



For its 6th edition, Rencontres is incorporating a new component over its entire programming, one devoted to photographic books. For more than ten years now, a number of international publications and events have stressed the importance of the photographic book as a fully-fledged form of expression and creation in photographic practice. The importance of the photographic book is already well established in major international fairs in Europe and the United States.