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Paysages altérésInescapable ground

May 18 – July 20, 2017
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

April 19, 2017

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present a contemporary art exhibition entitled “Paysages altérésInescapable ground” as part of the year-long 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

This exhibition features artworks created by Catherine Bolduc, Barbara Claus, and Josée Dubeau, who were artists-in-residence of the Quebec Studio in Tokyo, part of a studio residency network developed by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (C.A.L.Q).

Although these artists share affinities in their artistic approaches, this exhibition focuses on three independent creative processes. Each artist developed her own ideas and created her respective project addressing her perceptions through imaginary landscapes with drawings, images and sculptures. The artworks on display were inspired by each artist’s residency in Tokyo, influenced by her personal rhythms and individual sensitivity.

Catherine Bolduc is interested in the way the human psyche perceives and constructs reality by feeding it with its own desires, transgressing it with its fabrication of fantasy and fiction. She presents drawings from the series “My Life as a Japanese Story,” where she has projected herself as the heroine of a manga into an idealized and fantasmatic Japan.

Barbara Claus presents photographic murals from her series “Je suis trou” and “Forante,” as well as from some of her artist books. They represent one moment captured from her intimate creative process. While making holes in walls and industrial materials in a repetitive way, she questions how human beings are consistently consuming their planet’s resources, without realizing the impact on future generations.

Josée Dubeau presents “Meditations.” Its central notion is “time.” The bronze objects provide a momentary glimpse at the transitory state of human beings through the presence of a delicate landscape revealing raw materials in bronze.


Date: May 18 – July 20, 2017

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Closed on weekends, June 30 and July 3

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free


Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6391

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

In cooperation with: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

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