Deschambault-Grondines, May 3rd 2021 – The exhibitions of the ninth Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf (BILP) will be presented from June 19th to October 3rd 2021, in various heritage sites in Deschambault-Grondines. Two collective exhibitions will in fact be presented to the public, together with cultural exchange activities that aim to promote dialogue between the creators and the public.
The exhibition, entitled Turnarounds, brings together the works of 20 professional artists from Quebec, Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, as well as those of two artists delegated by the organizing committee of Contextile, a Portuguese event.
The BILP also showcases emerging artists by presenting the exhibition Le fleuve en partage, to which eighteen art students from various colleges and universities are participating.
Magda Sobon, Heartbeat (détail), 2021, from Poland
Visitors will be able to appreciate a variety of creative approaches that reflect the most current trends in contemporary art. Whether it is drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation or even techniques rooted in the tradition of fine crafts, such as tapestry, blown glass or wickerwork, the works presented have in common that they all highlight linen, both materially and conceptually.
The Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf’s organizing committee is staying the course on the dissemination of contemporary creation. Furthermore, it remains convinced of doing useful work by offering to the visitors of heritage sites a privileged opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate the arts.
Stéphanie Jacques, Le coeur des mains (détail) 2021, from Belgium.