Fermeture de nos salles d’exposition à compter du 16 octobre 2020

Suivant les recommandations gouvernementales, EXPRESSION suspend ses activités publiques, jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

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The 7th edition will be presented in the summer of 2021.
The Jardin Daniel A. Séguin is now a major partner of the event.

ORANGE has doubled its exhibition period and will now present a variety of programs over 13 weeks, from June 5 to September 5, 2021.

During the summer season, ORANGE will partner with Vrille | Art actuel, an artist-run centre, to extend its programming at La Pocatière and to the county of Kamouraska.

ORANGE 2021 – Cultivating humility
June 5 to September 5, 2021

Guest curators: Elise Anne LaPlante and Véronique Leblanc

What do we want to learn from plants? How can gardens embody plural spaces of knowledge and transmission while revealing coherent ways of being in the world? Cultivating humility seeks to untangle a concept of the garden as a defined space of cultivation to better understand and transform the power dynamics that have been established between different life forms. This curatorial project is an invitation to identify and highlight the resistance of plants. This power cannot be reduced to any definitive form and is discerned namely through their slow growth, toxicity, regenerative ability, and fragility.

Woods, vacant lots, riverbanks, vegetable gardens, flower beds, and forests are just a few of the spaces where alternative gardening practices flourish and advocate for rethinking the scientific and museological methods used to classify and represent the living. A wide range of artistic and community initiatives have formed critical responses to the patriarchal and colonial concept of vegetation that permeates the Western history of plants. These initiatives reflect the diversity of world views and underline the affective, cultural, ritualistic, and curative dimensions of plants, while shedding light on the processes of erasure, dispossession, and exoticisation that colonialism has instilled. As we prepare for the next edition of ORANGE, our attention and energy will focus on recognizing this interdependent relationship and our responsibility in honouring these practices.

Artists will be invited to present their work in a variety of locations over the summer of 2021, including at EXPRESSION, at the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin in Saint-Hyacinthe, and in other sites throughout the county of Kamouraska.

Elise Anne and Véronique

As French-speaking Acadian and Québécois curators, Elise Anne LaPlante and Véronique Leblanc acknowledge their privileges and that their perspectives are those of white settlers. Through their actions and relationships, they are committed to adopting a position of humility and to think through the ways in which their curatorial practices can contribute to decolonization processes.