March 19, 2018 [originally published in CV94 in Spring 2013] — Richard Baillargeon’s Anticoste is presented as a complex composition of heterogeneous materials organized in groups to create vast networks of significances, echoes, and resonances and to constitute a reflection both on the history of Anticosti and on the narrative processes implemented in knowledge and the relationship with the past.
[Summer 1997] Dazibao, Montreal, January 16–February 23 Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, January 23–February 23 While images, whether photographic or other, necessarily give us something to look at, only some remind us that we are looking. And in the case of photography, with its inherent potential for the voyeuristic “gaze,” the sense of sight […]
[Fall 1994] by Lisanne Nadeau L’anonymat de l’âme1 Through a gaze both anxious and passionate, Richard Baillargeon seeks temporary shelter. He explores territories of the individual, which he describes as “the universe of what is near.” To better understand the path the artist has chosen, let us look back to when the idea of travel […]