Photo : Maude Arsenault, Naviguer dans un océan de chair

Transcending the commonplace

15th edition

Photo : Josée Pednault, Talles

July 15 – September 30, 2024

Photo : Chieko Shiraishi

Rencontres on Tour
August 30 to September 2 | 2024

Transcending the commonplace

It all started at a meeting with Kinuko Asano, director of the gallery Écho 119, and the decision to entrust her with the curatorship of an exhibition that brought together five Japanese artists for the 2024 edition.

Out of discussions with the artists, their proposals, and the omnipresence of the everyday in their work, this idea of Transcending the commonplace emerged, the theme of our 15th edition. Around that idea we assembled different bodies of work that are part of the “humanity of the moment,”[1] a concept that makes the artist an observer, a researcher. It was in the same spirit that we invited Maude Arsenault (Québec), Lara Gasparotto (Belgium), Marine Lécuyer (France) and Chieko Shiraishi (Japan) to do residencies in the Gaspé Peninsula in 2022/2023. Their works are collected under the title Four Women’s Perspectives on a Region.
[1]Susan Sontag, On Photography