[Winter 2020] [Excerpt] Demonstrations. From Occupy Wall Street to Extinction Rebellion actions, popular resistance demonstrations have become an integral part of international news over the last decade. We are almost accustomed to seeing, over and over, spectacular images of uprisings against dictators, altercations among citizens, identity-related confrontations, movements of crowds in war and in desperate […]
[Spring/summer 2013] Works created for the first Ciel variable fund-raising campaign This campaign is based on the idea of bringing together a collector and a photographer to create an original artwork on the theme “the spirit of a place” – a place selected by the collector and interpreted by the artist. The exercise offers a […]
October 15, 2015 [originally published on March 31, 2010] — Looking back over twenty years and trying to retrace the path of experiments with images, we start in the early 1990s, when a couple of newcomers, Alain Paiement and Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, were already starting to turn heads. In an essay published in 1992, Denis Lessard tried to show what these artists owed to the heritage of Pierre Boogaerts, Bill Vazan, and Serge Tousignant.1 He also mentioned the work, then new, of Raymonde April, Lucie Lefebvre, and Denis Farley. This effort at historical perspective was out of place at the time, when the lion’s share of attention in the critical environment was being paid to the rebirth of installation art and the manner in which photography and, soon, the photographic would be inserted into it.
[Fall 2007] Biological Sciences Building, UQÀM, Montréal, inaugurated on December 6, 2006. A new public work by Alain Paiement was recently installed at the Université du Québec à Montréal. I met Paiement a few years ago. Since then, I have came to appreciate his photographic practice as being somewhat apart from the norm, from that […]
[Spring 2003] tangent e – Alain Paiement is the first exhibition of a series, curated by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Senior Visiting Curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, that aims to establish a dialogue with the photography collection of the CCA by the creation of new works. From a selection of some two hundred photographs […]
[Spring 2003] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page. Abstract With Parages, Alain Paiement continues his research on the modes of apprehension and representation of space in his main fields of interest, dealing with photography, architecture, cartography, and painting. Here, […]