La rentrée—Art—The Pandemic

La rentrée—Art—The Pandemic

© Conversation avec ma mère—2020—Rachel Echenberg—Photo : Guy L'Heureux
18 September 2020

Much has been said since last Spring about the challenges that the pandemic poses for the performing arts. About the necessary proximity between artists and the public. Little has been heard about practices in the visual arts. However, to feel the full weight of a visual art  proposal, generated by the choices made on space, material, the connection to the body or to emotions, also requires a presence. The relationship of proximity then shifts from the artist, to the work, to the public.—The first exhibition to take place in our spaces since the gradual resumption of activities, Conversations with my family, by Rachel Echenberg, is an eloquent demonstration of this. We could imagine that her video and photographic works could be disseminated on digital platforms. However, something in this transfer would be lost. Like a sentence with some words missing. Something carried by the unspeakable quality of presence and intelligibility. Come and experience it. 
Marthe Carrier 
Director