Françoise Sullivan Show in Rimouski

Oct. 7, 2020

The Musée régional de Rimouski invites you to the opening of the Françoise Sullivan exhibition, which will take place from October 18, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

This retrospective exhibition highlights the major contribution of artist Françoise Sullivan to the history of modern and contemporary art in Quebec. It offers visitors an opportunity to revisit or discover an artist whose impact on Quebec and Canadian culture remains little-known.

Like a choreography born of Françoise Sullivan's imagination, the exhibition can be seen as a performance in three movements. Organized by Mark Lanctôt, curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, in collaboration with the artist, the exhibition is displayed in the three exhibition halls of the Musée régional de Rimouski - a first for the institution, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022.

This first travelling retrospective presents a unique selection of works from major Canadian museums and private collections, as well as the artist's own holdings - a juxtaposition of paintings, sculptures and choreographies produced over the past seven decades. In order to provide a better understanding of Sullivan's contribution in the various artistic fields in which she participated, other spaces are dedicated to video documentation, as well as archival material.

This circulation project, organized by the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual illustrated catalog featuring texts by Mark Lanctôt, Vincent Bonin, Chantal Charbonneau, Ray Ellenwood and Noémie Solomon.

At the time of publishing this text, the Bas-Saint-Laurent was still in the orange zone. The Museum has strict sanitary measures in place to welcome all its visitors. 

There will be tours of the exhibition on Sunday, October 18 for members and the public only. From October 5 to 11, priority will be given to members of the Museum and from October 12 to 17, tickets will be available to the general public.