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Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe - 2nd edition

September 8 to October 22, 2006

Curators _ Eve Lyne Beaudry, Marcel Blouin, Catherine Nadon, Myriam Tétreault
Artists _ Jennifer Angus, Raul Ortega Ayala, Gabriel Baggio, Thomas Blanchard, Thérèse Chabot, Cooke-Sasseville, Marc Dulude, Renay Egami, Les Fermières Obsédées, Aude Moreau, Luce Pelletier, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Karen Tam, Eve K. Tremblay, Women With Kitchen Appliances

While continuing to explore the role of edibles in present-day art, the second edition of ORANGE: Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe takes a more critical and political tack. The chosen theme – COMO COMO, meaning "how I eat" in Spanish – implies an intention to raise awareness of the food chain and its issues. Probing society's eating habits and going beyond our relationship to table fare to address the agricultural and environmental aspects of the field-to-fork journey, the event provides ample food for thought.

Like the first edition, held in 2003, ORANGE 2006 is international in scope and involves fifteen artists from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad, some of them working in residence. Their creations are presented at EXPRESSION and in nearby vacant premises, with public interventions taking place around downtown Saint-Hyacinthe.

Opening night Friday, september 8 at 7:30 pm
Presentations all day Saturday, september 23 starting at 10 am
Performances all day Sunday, september 24 starting at 1 pm