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Les Viscéraux / Une esthétique de l’appétence

ORANGE, Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe, 5th edition

From September 12 to October 25, 2015

Curators _ Céline Mayrand, Sylvie Tourangeau

Artists _ Daikichi Amano, Guylaine Beauchemin, Caroline Boileau, Céline Boucher, Marie Bourdages (Mady), Marie Brassard, Isabelle Clermont, Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell, Véronique Doucet, Ian Gamache, Valérie Gill, Massimo Guerrera, Kenryo Hara, Groupe Hécate, Barah Héon-Morissette, Éric Ladouceur, Julie Lassonde, Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, Anne Massicotte, Meryl McMaster, François-Alfred Mignault, Nicole Panneton, Lyzane Potvin, Victoria Stanton, Sylvie Sainte-Marie, Ito Tari, Baudoin Wart, Lysette Yoselevitz



Pavillon EXPRESSION : 495, avenue Saint-Simon, Saint-Hyacinthe

Pavillon ORANGE : 1775, rue des Cascades, Saint-Hyacinthe

Pavillon JAPONAIS : 1767, rue des Cascades, Saint-Hyacinthe

Comté de KAMOURASKA : several exhibition sites


Early life experiences structure our eating habits later on. Beginning with the instinctual search for mother’s milk, through fishing and gathering all the way up to predation, the search for nourishment necessary to survival has always been foremost among our concerns as human beings. Craving, appetite, need, desire and want; what might these words mean if applied to artmaking? Where does their voracity come from? Is there a creative drive that stems from the same place as hunger and deprivation? Much as the farmer sows, cultivates and harvests, or raises livestock destined to nourish, artists also sow, cultivate, raise and sublimate feelings that nourish both the mind and the collective imagination.

These viscéraux are born artists. Creatively engaged in a perpetual redefinition of the everyday, they create art out of life itself. Thirty artists’ works are presented in the research and exploration laboratory that is ORANGE, twenty in the exhibition section and ten in the performance art residency. The hunger of the world is voracious… and art is visceral.

Opening Saturday, September 19 at 2pm.

Event's Web site (in English soon)