Only about ten days remain to see the exhibits and installations of the 5th edition of Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, on the theme “Visible. Invisible.” Until mid-September, some 50 photographers from the Gaspé, elsewhere in Québec and various countries are exhibiting their work in 13 host municipalities.
AVIGNON // In Matapedia, in Saint-Laurent-de-Matapédia church, the exhibit Nomad by Kitra Cahana (Montreal, Québec) is being held. In Miguasha, on the site of the national park, Donald Weber (Los Angeles, California) presents Quniqjuk, Qunbuq, Quabaa. Carleton-sur-Mer plays host to four exhibits: Ice, by Flora (Paris, France), the fruit of an artist residency in the Gaspé in the winter of 2013, is being staged at the Vaste et Vague artist center; Changing the World, by Gilbert Garcin (Marseilles, France), at Saint-Joseph school; and both Volatile Slide and Other Disorders, by Maryse Goudreau (Miguasha, the Gaspé), and The Sensor, by Bertrand Carrière (Longueuil, Québec), on the municipal beach.In Maria, at Parc du Vieux-Quai, Helen Sear (Raglan, Wales, United Kingdom) is exhibiting Pastoral Monuments and Inside the View, while Michael Flomen (Montreal, Québec) is presenting Higher Ground. The Gesgapegiag reserve, meanwhile, is hosting Tia’Mugwet (Moose Hunt) by Estelle Marcoux (Caplan, the Gaspé).
BONAVENTURE // In New Richmond, Pointe-Taylor park presents Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein (Vancouver, British Columbia). In Bonaventure, at the Saint-Bonaventure church, Jean-François Bérubé (Montreal, Québec) exhibits part of the works of Bonum iter Compostellam (Have a good trip to Compostela). In Paspébiac, at the cultural center,Isabelle Hayeur (Rawdon, Québec) presents Mirages, while the warehouse LeBoutillier & Brothers on the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historical site hosts Possible and Imaginary Lives by Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rozenn Quéré (Brussels, Belgium).
ROCHER-PERCÉ // Chandler offers The Girl Who Sees the Verses by Rina Vukobratovic (Novi Sad, Serbia) on the Parc du Souvenir road and Circuit des bâtisseurs bridge. Percé is hosting, near the dock and on the promenade along the sea, Eyes on the Collection Loto-Québec, showing 35 years of Québec creation through the works of 23 photographers. On Bonaventure Island, Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras (Montreal, Québec) present Story Gatherers, the result of a creation residency in Percé during the spring and summer of 2014.
CÔTE-DE-GASPÉ // The town of Gaspé hosts another part of Bonum iter Compostellam (Have a good trip to Compostela) by Jean-François Bérubé (Montreal, Québec) on the Rue de la Reine. Linda Rutenberg (Montreal, Québec) has been presenting, since June, the exhibit The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time at Musée de la Gaspésie (museum admission fee). In Grande-Vallée, on the promenade towards the Galipeault covered bridge, the collective Kahem, composed of Québec photographers Charles-Frédérick Ouellet, Christian Lamontagne, Nicolas Levesque and Yoanis Menge, is presenting the exhibit 132.
HAUTE-GASPÉSIE // In Marsoui, at A.-Couturier park, Evgenia Arbugaeva (Yakutsk, Russia) is presenting her series Tiksi, which enjoyed great success in Bonaventure last year. Laurent Villeret (Paris, France) presents Heliotropes #7. Northbound at the Couturier building. And finally, at the municipal rest stop, Cap-Chat is hosting Micronations by Léo Delafontaine (Paris, France).
A reminder that Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie is an invitation to come out and meet artists in a region where photographs and landscapes come together around an artistic project.