Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe_3rd edition
September 11 to October 25, 2009
Curators_Sylvette Babin, Marcel Blouin, Geneviève Ouellet
Artists_Thierry Arcand Bossé, Griffith Aaron Baker, Dean Baldwin, Ron Benner, Michel Boulanger, Cosimo Cavallaro, CÉDULE 40, Daniel Corbeil, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Joseph Kohnke, Simon-Pier Lemelin, Shelly Low, Troy David Ouellette
Among those artists interested in the various aspects of the agri-food sector, many also consider the ethical issues raised by this topic. The purpose of contemporary art is certainly not to focus on ethics or morality, and yet today we observe a trend in this direction. These artists, like the society in which they live, are increasingly smitten with ethical questions and directly challenge us by calling into question our way of cultivating the land, which often weakens the environment and threatens its equilibrium. By extension, our eating habits are also called into question, shaking up the foundations of why and how we carry out our everyday activities. Taking this observation as our starting point, it seemed to the curators essential to pursue these moral and ethical ideas without losing sight of the consequences they have on the aesthetics of the works of art in question. It was thus in this spirit that they invited thirteen artists from Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad to participate in ORANGE—IL NOSTRO GUSTO (meaning our taste in Italian).
Opening night Friday, September 11 at 7 pm
Presentation all day Saturday, September 26 starting at 10 am