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Program
Friday June 19
Saturday June 20
Sunday June 21
Conferences

1 pm

Canadian Art on the World Map

In English

Artists from Canada continue to garner attention internationally, however their numbers are small compared to many other countries. With a marketplace that now includes the internet and an increased presence of fairs, how will our artists make their way into the world’s top collections and museums?

Moderated by: Clarence Epstein, Executive Director, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation

Panelists: Jessica Bradley, Contemporary Art Consultant; Kitty Scott, Chief Curator, The National Gallery of Canada

Presented by Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation

 

3 pm

Art and Motherhood: Paving the Way

In English

What is at stake when artists and cultural workers decide to become mothers? How does motherhood impact their work and careers? How is the art world supporting mothers? What progress have we made in the last decade? Considering these questions, is motherhood perhaps the unfinished business of feminism? While issues relating to motherhood are often sidelined from public discourse, this panel will address the possibilities, challenges, and complexities of motherhood in the art world.

Moderated by: Rachel Corbett, Deputy Editor at Artnet News

Panelists: Amber Berson, Programming Coordinator, Articule; Leisure, artists Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley

Presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association

 

5 pm

Pérenniser les ateliers d’artistes : enjeux et perspectives

In French

Montreal’s increasing gentrification is forcing artists to leave their studios located in the Griffintown, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Mile-End, and Mile-Ex neighbourhoods. The escalation of this shortage on a global scale raises questions as to the role that cities have to protect places of cultural production and to the measures that can be put in place to counter excessive real estate speculation. In this panel discussion, we will attempt to identify the current challenges facing the sustainability of artist studios and explore potential solutions for the future.

Moderated by: Nathalie Casemajor, Assistant Professor at the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and Co-director of the Observatoire des médiations culturelles

Panelists: Jason Cantoro, artist, Co-president, Nos Ateliers; Moridja Kitenge Banza, Board Chair, the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV); Marie-Josée Parent, Associate councillor responsible for culture, Ville de Montréal; Karine Schutt-Kimpton, Managing Director, Nos Ateliers

Presented by Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and the Université du Québec à Montréal’s Faculty of Arts

 

Guided Tours

Canadian Art Editor’s Tour

1 pm
In English

Join Canadian Art Features Editor Yaniya Lee on a tour of the fair that will highlight interesting artists and unusual solo projects.

Led by: Yaniya Lee, Features Editor at Canadian Art

Presented by Canadian Art

Pan-Canadian exploration

2 pm
In English

4 pm
In French

 

The Papier fair is a unique opportunity to discover Canadian art galleries without leaving Montreal. Meet gallerists from as far as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Halifax and discover the work of artists living in these cities. Véronique Lefebvre, mediator of contemporary art and coordinator of the SéminArts program at the MAC, offers a pan-Canadian exploration of the fair through five stops.

Led by: Véronique Lefebvre, Mediator of contemporary art and coordinator of the SéminArts program at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Presented by SéminArts

Photography as Medium

4 pm
In English

7 pm
In French

 

This guided tour puts into perspective artists’ relationship with the medium of photography in their art practices, both in terms of the techniques used and the subjects represented.

Presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association

Papier Special Projects

5 pm
In French

6 pm
In English

This tour is a chance to discover the special projects featured at the 2020 Papier Art Fair. Learn more about these artists and their digital, textile, installation, and interdisciplinary works!

Presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association