“The nature of man: crafting the real.” The public is invited to see the exhibits and installations of some thirty photographers – from the Gaspé, from elsewhere in Québec and from various countries – until September 11 in 15 host municipalities.
Haute-Gaspésie // Cap-Chat will welcome At My Last Meal, by Sandra Lachance (Montreal, Québec), at the rest area. In Marsoui, Michael Wolf (Hong Kong, China) will exhibit his Tokyo Compression project in the Couturier building, while Sébastien Michaud (Montreal, Québec) presents Domaine de la Florida at A.-Couturier park. Lastly, a building in Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine will display a giant work from the project Murdochville: The Beauty of Destruction by Louis Couturier and Jacky Georges Lafargue (Carleton-sur-Mer, the Gaspé).
Côte-de-Gaspé // In Grande-Vallée, on the promenade towards the Galipeault covered bridge, Yves Beaulieu (Montréal, Québec) will present Quiproquo. In Gaspé, Alain Paiement (Montreal, Québec) will offer From a Different Angle at Musée de la Gaspésie, while rue de la Reine in the same town will welcome photographs from the city’s Festival Musique du Bout du Monde to mark the festival’s 10th anniversary. Finally, Murdochville will host a work from the project by Louis Couturier and Jacky Georges Lafargue about the town.
Rocher-Percé // Percé will be hosting, near the dock and on the promenade along the sea, The Gaspé, Wild, with Your Feet in the Water… by Frédéric Merlet (Mortagne-sur-Sèvre, France) and Cross-Perspectives by Gaspé native Guillaume D. Cyr (Quebec City, Québec), both the result of the exchange program called Gaspésie-Vendée Cross-Perspectives. Chandler will offer Memory (Woman Scenario) by Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras (Montreal, Québec), on the Souvenir park road and the Circuit des bâtisseurs footbridge.
Bonaventure // in Paspébiac, at the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historical site, Beatrix von Conta (Peyrins, France) will be exhibiting The Great Divide. In Bonaventure, near the marina, Evgenia Arbugaeva (Iakoutsk, Russia) will present her series Tiksi. A work by Louis Couturier and Jacky Georges Lafargue about Murdochville will also be on exhibit close to the Musée acadien du Québec in Bonaventure. In New Richmond, the Gaspesian British Heritage Village will host Devonians by Jocelyne Alloucherie (Montreal, Québec), and the Pointe-Taylor park will present Depressive Landscapes by Armando Ribeiro (London, U.K.).
Avignon // In Maria, at the Vieux-Quai park, Suzanne Opton (New York City) will be exhibiting Soldier and Soldier+Citizen.
Carleton-sur-Mer (Carleton sector) will host 0:00 GMT Intersection by the collective Tendance Floue (Montreuil, France) at the Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, and also Archipelago by Serge Clément (Montreal, Québec) at the municipal beach. In the Saint-Omer sector, at the tidal lagoon rest stop, Isabelle Hayeur (Rawdon, Québec) will exhibit Model Homes. At Nouvelle, on the Little School site, Yves Gonthier (Maria, the Gaspé) will be presenting Playing with Reality. In Matapédia, outside the Saint-Laurent-de-Matapédia church, photographs by Jean-François Lamoureux and Mathilde Fournier-Hébert (Montreal, Québec) will be on display. The results of their residency in the area this summer will be presented beginning August 15 inside the church.
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 come together around an artistic project.
More details: photogaspesie.ca.
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