Isabelle Hayeur, Histoires d’eau – Baptiste Grison

[Summer 2023]

By Baptiste Grison

Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup
14.10.2022 — 05.02.2023


The Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent (MBSL) has built its 2022–23 program of activities, exhibitions, and workshops around different environmental issues. A high point is undoubtedly the exhibition Histoires d’eau, a survey of recent works by the Lanaudière-based photographer Isabelle Hayeur. It is worth noting here the historical connection between photography and the MBSL, which conserves a large collection of ethnological images from the Est-du-Québec region and regularly presents work by contemporary photographers from the area.

The exhibition, built around the theme of water, was conceived and organized by Hayeur and Oriane Asselin Van Coppenolle, the MBSL’s curator. It’s an idea that is rather obvious considering the omnipresence of water both in the Lower St. Lawrence landscape and in Hayeur’s work. The connections between the two leap into the minds of attentive viewers…

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 123 – THE POWER OF INTIMACY ]