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Magali Baribeau-MarchandQuebecker artist at the BPS22

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Magali Baribeau-Marchand has arrived in Charleroi for a three-month stay. Enough time for this instinctive artist to investigate the territory and explore its infra-ordinary texture that acts on our perception of the visible and invisible.

Intended for the start of 2020 as part of the collaboration between the Museum, the Bang centre in Chicoutimi and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, it was clearly impossible for Magali to come to the Museum due to successive lockdowns. She finally arrives in Charleroi at the end of 2022 and will stay at the BPS22 until mid-January 2023.

Magali is an artist who works with visual arts through her preferred medium of installation sculpture. She explores the metaphorical and performative potential of objects, which she collects, gathers, accumulates and arranges by hybridising different media: photography, text, video projection, and so on. In a connection with the world involving great attention to acts of performance and discovery, her research is often deployed through gleanings and inventories, fragmented remnants or abandoned items: “In the places I choose to approach, I explore the idea and presence of enchantment in the world by re-discovering quite ordinary objects or phenomena, often sourced from everyday life. Through my creations I express close attention to manifestations of the infinitesimal and poetic function, presence and absence, appearance and disappearance.

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Magali lives and works in Chicoutimi, Saguenay City. She is currently finishing her Masters’ degree in art at the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi and has just inaugurated Le chant des choses, a solo exhibition at the Centre Bang.

Discover more of this artist’s work at www.magalibmarchand.com or on her Instagram account.

The residency is the result of a collaboration between the BPS22, the Centre Bang (Chicoutimi, Québec) and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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