The only museum dedicated to Quebec art,
the Musée national
des beaux-arts du Québec welcomes you to the heart of the
Plains of Abraham. It has a collection of more than 42,000 works
spanning from the 17th century to today and offers international
exhibitions as well as numerous cultural activities. From October
20, 2022 to April 23, 2023, the museum is proud to present a
retrospective of Evergon, one of
Canada's seminal photographers, who offers a playful, provocative
and touching body of work of over 230 photographs!
This major exhibition
covers Evergon's entire career from 1971 to the present and features
over 230 works brought together for the first time to showcase the
work of this true Canadian cultural icon. Born in Niagara Falls in
1946, Evergon is a pioneer in both artistic and social terms. For
nearly 50 years, this fearless artist has pursued a career marked by
bold photographic, technological and aesthetic research. He has
produced strong imagery, always moving, sometimes irreverent, often
an extension of classical painting.
Identity, body diversity, love, desire
and aging are at the root of Evergon's work, which celebrates all
facets of life, often with humour. The political and sensualistic
nature of his work stirs up questions about sexual identity, as he
revisits genres such as portraits, landscapes and nudes with rare
vitality. Through collage, the art of photocopy, and a range of
exploratory photographic approaches, including the Polaroid,
Evergon explores the terms of queer masculine and feminine
identity, shaking up overly fixed perceptions.
Evergon is world-renowned for his huge
colour Polaroids from the 1980s. His award-winning holographic
work has also been praised by critics and art institutions around
the world. His touching series on his mother Margaret renews the
representation of the aging body as few artists have done and has
received widespread recognition.
Don’t miss this daring, fascinating
exhibit opening October 20.