Montreal, July 11, 2022

Papier unveils its educational program!

The Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) is proud to unveil the educational program of the 15th edition of the Papier Fair. As always, a variety of perspectives on current issues in the art world will be addressed throughout the program. Nine panel discussions and six guided tours will be presented in French and in English from August 26 to 28.

These discussions, which will take a critical and engaged look at key questions in contemporary art, will be led by a range of panelists including researchers, art critics, curators, artists and art market experts.

AGAC would like to thank the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation for their invaluable and essential support in carrying out the educational program.
Admission to the fair includes access to all activities of the educational program. Visitors will be able to view the panels simultaneously on Facebook. They will also be available via the Papier website following their broadcasting. 
Buy your tickets for Papier 2022!

Friday, August 26

Femmes et art contemporain, sommes-nous dans une ère post-invisible ?

Noon

In French






 

Panel discussion

Art history, like all official histories, has been written in masculine terms. Despite the efforts of various stakeholders in the arts and culture to counteract the gender biases generated over the past few centuries, being a woman or a non-man artist is still synonymous with invisibility for too many people. In this discussion presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association in collaboration with POST-INVISIBLES, three women from the art world with diverging backgrounds come together to assess what has been achieved in the last few years, but also of the road that remains in order to rewrite an inclusive art history.

Moderator:
Mylène Lachance-Paquin, Founding Director,
POST-INVISIBLES

Panelists:
Maude Arsenault, visual artist and photograph
Roxanne Arsenault, director, Patel Brown Montreal
Caroline Monnet, artist

Presented by AGAC in collaboration with POST-INVISIBLES

Making Contradictions Visible: Artistic Practices in the Public Sphere

2 p.m.

In English

 
 

Panel discussion

Public art is at the peak of its visibility when first inaugurated. As time passes, it is up to the viewer to interpret the work, often without context or mediation. This opacity becomes a condition that is reappropriated by artists working within the public sphere, in projects that are markedly performative, ephemeral or furtive, or that aim to leave no material or spatial trace. How are ‘invisible’ practices remembered within the context of public art?

In this conversation, the panelists will present projects that touch on public art, gender disparity, memory, and archives. The Society of Affective Archives (Fiona Annis and Véronique Laperrière) will present L’étreinte des temps (2019) and Ad Astra (2021), and Joliz Dela Peña will present Nilalang (2021).

Moderator:
Victoria Carrasco, Gallery Management and Adjunct Curator, Phi Foundation

Panelists:
Joliz Dela Peña, artist
The Society of Affective Archives: Fionna Annis and Véronique Laperrière

Presented by the Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art

Métavers et réalité étendue, cap sur un nouvel écosystème pour l'art contemporain

4 p.m.

In French


 

 

Panel discussion

Could it be possible to visit an art gallery without ever leaving home? An increasing number of cultural institutions are tapping into the metaverse - a 3D virtual world accessible through extended reality (XR) technologies. Notably, Cryptovoxels, a metaverse powered by the Ethereum blockchain, is abounding with galleries and events dedicated to showcasing digital art. In this discussion, three specialists will attempt to unravel the infinite possibilities created by the metaverse, and its consequences on the way we see and acquire art.

Moderator:
Nadia Seraiocco, lecturer, UQÀM

Panelists:
Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, artist, curator and digital architect
Yannick Folla, co-founder, 0x Society
Catherine Mathys, futurist and guest professor, UQÀM

Presented by AGAC

Here We Are Now

1 p.m.

In French


3 p.m.

In English



 

Guided tours

Here We Are Now explores how individual stories can be used to represent oneself. Many artists approach their work by delving into personal and official histories. The ones featured in this tour use identity as a starting point to work towards transforming memory into tangible artifacts employing their own voices and agencies – in challenging the various forms that perception and engagement can take.

Here We Are Now is a dialogue born of personal lived experience and subjective reception. It represents how an environment can influence how one creates art.

Mediation:
Tyra Maria Trono, artist and cultural worker

Presented by AGAC

Saturday, August 27

Savoir devenir image. Quelles stratégies de visibilité et d'invisibilité aujourd'hui ?

Noon

In French




 

Panel discussion

In view of its 18th edition, which will take place in the fall of 2023, MOMENTA Biennale de l'image presents a first public conversation around the theme Masquerades: The Lure of Metamorphosis. Jade Almeida, researcher in sociology and history of culture, Nathalie Casemajor, professor-researcher specialized in digital culture, and Ji-Yoon Han, curator of MOMENTA 2023, will discuss contemporary issues of visuality raised by, among other things, identity politics and the development of surveillance technologies.

Moderator:
Ji-Yoon Han, curator, MOMENTA 2023

Panelists: 
Jade Almeida, researcher in sociology and history of culture
Nathalie Casemajor, professor, Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Presented by MOMENTA Biennale de l'image

Le livre photographique : ses formes, ses raisons, ses enjeux


2 p.m.

In French

Panel discussion

In the pages of its magazine as well as on its website, Ciel variable pays a lot of attention to books dedicated to photography and particularly to photography books. But what distinguishes a photography book from other books about photography? The panelists answer this question by discussing the relevance of these publications in a world where print has not said its last word.


Moderator:
Jérôme Delgado, Editorial Coordinator, Ciel Variable

Panelists:
Michel Hardy-Vallée, visiting scholar
Louis Perreault, photograph and publisher
Zoë Tousignant, Curator, Photography, McCord Museum

Presented by Magazine Ciel variable

POST-INVISIBLES x Papier

1 p.m.

In French


1 p.m.

In English




 

Guided tours

In accordance with its mission to highlight women and non-men artists, POST-INVISIBLES is thrilled to collaborate with the Papier Art Fair to offer a guided tour during its 2022 edition. The tour will focus on 6 galleries that present at least 40% women artists in their galleries and at least 50% women artists in their exhibition space for the 2022 edition of Papier. Through the visit, we will be focusing on the practices of artists of various backgrounds and ages whose works address numerous contemporary issues.


Mediation:
Mylène Lachance-Paquin, Founding Director,
POST-INVISIBLES
Roxanne Labrèche P, cultural worker

Presented by POST-INVISIBLES

Cette Chair


4 p.m.

In French


Panel Discussion

Cette Chair - Derived from the Old English flæsc, meaning "meat, muscular parts of the animal body", the concept of flesh has evolved over the centuries and has been represented in various ways by thinkers and creators. What is the visual and experiential power of this membrane as a threshold or repository of the past? As a complement to a dossier of the magazine ESPACE - to be published in September 2022 -, the panel Cette Chair extensively investigates the materiality of the flesh as an aesthetic, socio-political, cultural and social phenomenon closely linked to contemporary visual and performative arts.

Moderator
Didier Morelli, artist and associate editor, ESPACE art actuel

Panelists:
Analays Alvarez, art historian and independent curator
Stanley Février, artist
Itay Sapir, professor, Art History Department, UQÀM

Presented by ESPACE art actuel

Sunday, August 28

Entretien avec Moridja Kitenge Banza

Noon

In French



 

Interview

Moridja Kitenge Banza is a multidisciplinary artist who intentionally confuses reality and fiction in order to highlight the contradictions that construct his identities. His work was recently exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) as part of the group exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux (2020-2021), co-curated by Mark Lanctôt. In this conversation, the artist and curator will discuss contemporary practices related to printmaking and collecting. 

The event is presented by the SéminArts program, offered by the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal with the support of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.

Moderated by:
Mark Lanctôt, curator, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Guest: 
Moridja Kitenge Banza, artist

Presented by the SéminArts program

Art and Environment, a Relationship in Mutation

2 p.m.

In English


Panel discussion

The relationship seems rather fruitful since it first appeared in the 1960s: art and environmental issues feed each other, with artworks sometimes even acting as sentinels. But recently, ecology and environment have been activated differently with the stakes of decolonization, diasporic recognitions and the replacement of the major concept of nature by that of the living. How do these revolutions play out in practice and in theory? How can we adapt to these fundamental changes?  In this panel presented by the Grantham Foundation for the Arts and the Environment, artists and researchers will explore these questions in order to understand the repercussions of this political and philosophical mutation.

Moderator:
Bénédicte Ramade, art critic

Panelists
Anahita Norouzi, artist
Gisèle Trudel, artist and professor, UQÀM and Canada Research Chair in Arts, Ecotechnologies of Practice and Climate Change
Stéphane Claude, artist, sound designer and engineer

Presented by the Grantham Foundation for the Arts and the Environment

Starting Fresh, Again: Opening New and Non-Traditional Galleries in Pandemic Times

4 p.m.

In English


Panel Discussion

It is no secret that running a small and non-traditional art space comes with its toll of obstacles. The pandemic context of the last two years has made it even more challenging for these spaces to stay alive, but it also resulted in exciting changes for gallery owners and directors — leading some of them to move cities, or even to open a new venue altogether. In this discussion, three gallerists will discuss what it meant for them to open and run a new gallery during pandemic (and post-pandemic) times.

Moderator
Saelan Twerdy, art critic

Panelists: 
Eli Kerr, Parc Offsite
Danica Pinteric, Joys
Marx Ruiz-Wilson, TAP Art Space

Presented by AGAC

Special Projects

1 p.m.

In French
 

3 p.m.

In English



 

Guided tours

This year’s special projects feature emerging artists! Spread out across the fair in a distinct way, special projects offer galleries a unique opportunity to present bold, large-format works from current artistic practices. These artworks allow visitors to have a more dynamic experience with the works in the context of a commercial fair.

Mediation:
Alice Ricciardi, cultural worker and curator

Presented by AGAC

Reserve your tickets today!
Admission to the fair includes access to all activities of the educational program, including panel discussions and guided tours.
About Papier

Created by AGAC in 2007, Papier is the largest art fair in Québec. The event is a key driver for Canadian contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the greater public, enthusiasts and visual arts professionals alike.

Papier 2022 will take place at the Grand Quay and online, giving visitors the opportunity to discover a wide range of contemporary art practices.

 
About AGAC

The Contemporary Art Galleries Association is a non-profit organization that actively contributes to the dissemination and promotion of Canadian artists through its different online platforms, projects and events. The Association's primary mandate is to further develop the recognition and prosperity of the contemporary art market in Canada. The Association also fosters the public's interest in visual arts and encourages the emergence of new contemporary art collectors.
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