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Canadian Cultural Centre Paris

Image –> Sent An exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, curated by Catherine Bedard, September 17 – October 16, 2020

RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOWWhile we were sheltering in place, spring arrived and our magnolia tree bloomed.  While we were staying home, the streets emptied and the skies were quiet. Birds were everywhere. Coyotes and foxes appeared. A skunk wandered into our yard. But then the urgency of events called for a response.  Thousands upon thousands, from Minneapolis to Toronto to Paris. We can’t see you. We can’t touch you. But we will soon.” (Steele & Tomczak)

This exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris brings together 36 new photographic projects by major Canadian contemporary artists, as well 50 special photographs shared by Canadian and French citizens.

Created during the lockdown, the exhibition shows how our vision of the world has changed, through the artists’ images showing current and personal visions of their world, in Canada. A symbolic project produced specifically for France and consciously addressed to the French. The exhibition also pays tribute to the longstanding friendship between Canada and France thanks to photographs taken by the French for Canadians and by Canadians for the French.

Guest artists: Jocelyne AlloucherieStephen AndrewsSara Angelucci, Ming Arcand & Denys Arcand, IAIN BAXTER& (the &man), Robert Bean, Dominique BlainMarie-Claire BlaisDianne Bos, Michel Campeau, Bertrand CarrièreMillie ChenSerge Clément, Robin Collyer, Louis Couturier & Jacky G. LafargueDonigan CummingStan DouglasPascal Grandmaison, Angela Grauerholz, Adad HannahIsabelle HayeurMark Lewis, Jimmy Manning, Aude MoreauNadia Myre, Ian Paterson, Ed Pien, Michael Snow, Lisa Steele & Kim TomczakJana SterbakPublic Studio (Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky)Adrian Stimson, Diana ThorneycroftMichèle WaquantJohannes Zits

With a special pan-Canadian project by Geoffrey James
With a Canada-France citizen component bringing together 50 participants, including a special contribution from Franco-Canadian artist 
Hervé Fischer.