Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder -Virginia Woolf


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Papier14 day two

The day started with a breakfast hosted by the 5th floor galleries at the Belgo building on St Catherines. Thank you to the galleries, food and meeting new people.

At noon at the fair we had a panel discussing Drawing as Thinking with Invités : Jim Holyoak, artiste – Olia Mischenko, artiste – Balint Zsako, artiste, Modérée par Leah Sandals, éditrice web de la revue Canadian Art. Interesting perspectives. Ran into Jane Buyers and Don Druick and it was fun to see people from Kitchener/Waterloo.

In the afternoon a great presentation at the McCord Museum of Kent Monkman’s residency. Tour in French, a stretch but great practice for the ear. Great tour guide, wonderfully clear French.
“Discover internationally renowned contemporary artist Kent Discover internationally renowned contemporary artist Kent Monkman and his latest artistic work, inspired by the McCord Museum collection.

This original installation, which focuses on the relationship between photography and painting, will plunge you into the world of photographer William Notman as well as that of painter Gustave Courbet, leader of the realist movement. and his latest artistic work, inspired by the McCord Museum collection.”

This original installation, which focuses on the relationship between photography and painting, will plunge you into the world of photographer William Notman as well as that of painter Gustave Courbet, leader of the realist movement.

And then a panel discussion on the art critique today:
16 h – De Visu : la critique d’art aujourd’hui (FR)
Invités : Stéphane Aquin, conservateur de l’art contemporain au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Anne-Marie Bouchard, historienne de l’art – Marie-Ève Charron, historienne de l’art et critique
Modérée par Stéphane Baillargeon, journaliste au quotidien Le Devoir

Fun day and so happy to have been able to come to this great event. Homeward bound tomorrow morning.