The MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DEBAIE-SAINT-PAUL (MACBSP) is pleased to present Pathway to Art, an outdoor photography stroll to four iconic locations of Baie-Saint-Paul. Each year, two exhibitions will be offered to the strollers. For this year’s summer months, the elements of the pathway will be located in sections of RUE SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE, at HÔTEL DE VILLE, LE QUAI and HÔTEL LA FERME.
Along with the exhibitions and with the support of the art of photography, the various facets of the visual arts will be unveiled as well as magnificent works by artists representing various cultures and belonging to different generations.
As extensions of the MACBSP, these pathways will make art more accessible and greatly enrich a stroll through Baie-Saint-Paul, a city of art and culture that is open to the world.
Imagination and the Symposium
The summer of 2015 coincides with the 33rd edition of the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. Through the years, a rich collection of works has been assembled! This year, with the cooperation of the Société littéraire de Charlevoix, the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul has invited 31 prominent representatives of the literary and cultural communities of Québec to produce written works inspired by the visual artworks produced during previous editions of the Symposium. Whether works of fiction or poetry, the diversity of the proposed texts attests to the outstanding impact produced by visual arts and contemporary art on the imagination of writers of different generations and various backgrounds.
Andrée Ferretti, Antonine Maillet, Louise Portal, John R. Porter, Serge Bouchard, Claude Frappier, Bernard Langevin and Danielle Trussart were among the literary contributors. Significant excerpts will enhance the photographic pathway.
By integrating itself harmoniously in the urban context of Baie-Saint-Paul, the Pathway to Art will invite strollers to discover and rediscover unique works produced by artists who participated in the symposium over the years since its inception in 1982: Serge Lemoyne, Rita Letendre, Marcel Barbeau, Jacques Hudon or Louis-Pierre Bougie, to name but a few.
As an additional feature, from August 6 through September 13, 2015, the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul will present an exhibition entitled Les Grands formats du Symposium(Symposium’s Large Scale Works)in two locations: Carrefour culturel Paul-Médéric and Bibliothèque René-Richard. A special issue of the magazine L’Embarcadère will be published on this occasion. It will feature the literary contributions that were sent to the Société littéraire de Charlevoix.