In the last decade, art fairs have been growing significantly all around the world, and the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. To give you an example, Art Week in Miami (early December) includes over 20 international art fairs, more than 1,200 galleries and thousands of artists exhibiting at the same time! For art enthusiasts, it has become the fastest way to discover artists and purchase artworks. In Montréal, we have Papier which is the second-largest art fair in Canada (after Art Toronto) and growing every year. It has become an important part of the visual art scene in Montréal. In this first episode of the second season of Art Impact, we meet with Jean-François Belisle, Chief Curator & General Director of Musée d’art de Joliette, the renowned visual artist Éric Lamontagne and the General Director of AGAC
Guest(s) : Éric Lamontagne, Visual Artist Jean-François Bélisle, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Musée d’art de Joliette Julie Lacroix, General Director, Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC)
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the second edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a topic relevant to the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing our society’s evolving culture in an easy-to-follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique, and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective on essential topics with a host who is engaging and approachable. For its second series, you can expect to see single episodes on the following themes – art fairs, opera, theatre, ballet, orchestra, and art & technology. Organizations featured include the AGAC, Opéra de Montréal, Centaur Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’OSM, and the SAT.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-travelled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dancing, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.