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Contemporary-Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe

August 29 to October 12, 2003

Artists: Laurette Atrux-Tallau, Ron Benner, Stéphan Bernier, Olga Boldyreff, Diane Borsato, Michel Campeau, Millie Chen, Kim Dawn, Sylvie Fraser, Claudie Gagnon, Karoline Georges, Massimo Guerrera, Paul McCarthy, Joe Montana, Nicolas Pinier, Susan Shantz, Althea Thauberger, World Tea Party

Guest speakers: Ron Benner, Dario Corbeira, Barbara Fischer, Massimo Guerrera, André-Louis Paré, Jean-Philippe Uzel

Curators : Marcel Blouin, Mélanie Boucher, Patrice Loubier 

Agriculture and agribusiness operations dominate the Saint-Hyacinthe region, from crop and livestock raising and processing to food distribution. This reality, and the highly topical issues that it provokes, have fired the creativity of many artists. Which, in turn, has prompted EXPRESSIONto present ORANGE, Contemporary-Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe.

The inaugural edition of ORANGE features works by 18 artists from Quebec and elsewhere in Canada and from abroad, all of whom have developed one aspect or another of the agri-food chain in their art. They have been invited by the curators to display their creations in public spaces and vacant buildings in downtown Saint-Hyacinthe and the surrounding area. The event also includes site-specific installations, mobile works and an exhibition at EXPRESSION. Throughout the event, artists and various experts will deliver talks on art and agri-food questions. Subsequently, these lectures will be grouped together and published. The main program will be complemented by a wide range of sidebar activities that go beyond the visual arts.

Opening night Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm.
Presentations Saturday, 27 Septembrer and Sunday, 28 September