Négocier le territoire avec l’art public non permanent

The roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss different approaches to the presentation of non-permanent public art in urban context. There will be question of context, respect for the artist’s work, negotiation with government and involvement with the public.

Moderation: Jean-Pierre Caissie

Martin Dufrasne (Montréal QC) holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design (UQAM) and a multidisciplinary bachelor of arts (UQAC). He mainly expresses his artwork through installations, photography and art action. His pieces challenge the ideas of value, transformation and engagement. Since 1998, along with his solo work, he has been collaborating with the artist Carl Bouchard. Martin’s work has been presented in many collective and solo exhibitions during biennials and performance festivals in Quebec, Canada and abroad.

Christiana Myers (Saint John, NB) is president of the board of directors of Third Space Gallery, located in New-Brunswick’s industrial port city. Third Space is a roving, interdisciplinary exhibition and performance space committed to representing professional contemporary artists. Last year the gallery hosted Saint John’s first night-time public art event, THIRD SHIFT, which sees artists’ work programmed into the city’s interstitial spaces. She was an intern for Saint John’s first international sculpture symposium where she had the opportunity to assist artists in creating large-scale granite sculptures that are now installed in communities around the province. She is also a visual artist and has presented her work in a number of solo and group exhibitions and took on a curatorial role for an exhibition exploring the interpretation of the industrial Maritime landscape in contemporary art.

Matthew Williston (Moncton NB) is co-founder and Creative Director of L’Art ici SVP & Festival Inspire

Matthew returned to Moncton in 2012 to bring culture and art to his birthplace after being based in Montreal, while travelling and working the world, since 1999. VJ, DJ, actor, performer, and event organizer, Matthew is well versed in cutting-edge media arts and projection mapping. He continues to push the borders of contemporary and visual arts, bringing with him 20+ years experience in event planning, art and subculture.”Creating spaces that create community” is Willistons main drive, along with living in a creative, colorful and inspiring city.