Sum­mer 2013 at Musée des beaux-arts de Sher­brooke

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Thissum­mer, we in­vite you to meet two strong per­son­al­i­ties that, each in his own way, put his stamp on the cen­tury: Zi­dane, 21st Cen­tury Por­trait, Pre­sented in Span­ish and in French with English sub­ti­tles and or­gan­ised by the National Gallery of Canada in Ot­tawa and Marc-Aurèle Fortin. Paysages mod­ernes du Québec tra­di­tion­nel, An ex­hi­bi­tion de­vel­oped and cir­cu­lated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Dou­glas Gor­don et Philippe Par­reno. Zi­dane, a 21st Cen­tury Por­trait, 2006, 2 chan­nel dig­i­tal video in­stal­la­tion, 90 min­utes, National Gallery of Canada, Ot­tawa © Anna lena films / Palo­mar Pic­tures

From 1 June to 2 Septem­ber 2013: Zi­dane, A Por­trait of the 21st Cen­tury. Pre­sented in Span­ish and in French with English sub­ti­tles and or­gan­ised by the National Gallery of Canada in Ot­tawa.

Ziné­dine Zi­dane was a mem­ber of the French national soc­cer team that won both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2000 Cham­pi­onship. In Zi­dane, A 21st Cen­tury Por­trait, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artists Dou­glas Gor­don (b. Glas­gow, Scot­land, 1966) and Philippe Par­reno (b. Oran, Al­ge­ria, 1964) have de­ployed con­tem­po­rary con­ven­tions of mass me­dia both to “paint” a por­trait of the soc­cer star, and to por­tray our cul­tural cre­ation of, and fas­ci­na­tion with, heroes and icons. This con­tem­po­rary por­trait of Ziné­dine Zi­dane was filmed dur­ing a cham­pi­onship match be­tween Real Madrid and Vil­lar­real on 23 April 2005. The artists po­si­tioned seventeen cam­eras through­out Madrid’s San­ti­ago Bern­abéu sta­dium and di­rected a team of cam­era op­er­a­tors to re­main fixed on the French soc­cer star through­out the en­tire match. This in­stal­la­tion jux­ta­poses a film com­posed of footage from all seventeen cam­eras with the raw footage from cam­era num­ber one. Zi­dane’s im­age is pro­jected larger than life so that his ev­ery ges­ture and ex­pres­sion are em­pha­sized. The sound­track shut­tles the viewer be­tween the sounds of the game and an ethe­real, in­tro­spec­tive space, cre­at­ing a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence of both soc­cer and por­trai­ture. Zi­dane is highly ex­per­i­men­tal as a por­trait, as cin­ema and as soc­cer, fus­ing fa­mil­iar medi­ums and gen­res to pro­duce a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence of spec­ta­tor­ship. Spon­sored by l’APCHQ.

It is in­ter­est­ing to note that

Zi­dane, A Por­trait of the 21st Cen­tury

is sched­uled to co­in­cide with the Canada Sum­mer Games / Sher­brooke 2013, which will be held from 2 to 17 Au­gust this sum­mer.

From 25 May to 6 Oc­to­ber 2013: Marc-Aurèle Fortin. Paysages mod­ernes du Québec tra­di­tion­nel. An ex­hi­bi­tion de­vel­oped and cir­cu­lated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

The ex­hi­bi­tion Mar­cAurèle Fortin. Paysages mod­ernes du Québec tra­di­tion­nel con­sists of thirty ru­ral and marine scenes pro­duced in oils or gouache by Fortin be­tween 1910 and the 1950s. The works are grouped both by sub­ject and by pic­tori- al tech­nique, with the aim of demon­strat­ing how the prac­tice of paint­ing can be as­so­ci­ated with tra­di­tion by the­matic choices, but also, para­dox­i­cally, by the ex­pres­sion of a cer­tain moder­nity in th­ese choices. Sum­mer sched­ule : from 24 June to 2 Septem­ber 2013 : ev­ery day, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Soc­cer star Zine­dine Zi­dane is fea­tured in Zi­dane – a 21st Cen­tury Por­trait.

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