8th Forum - Walking, Drawing. Here and Elsewhere, Women Artists of Québec in the Wide World

© Sylvie Laliberté

The eighth UNESCO Forum on Gender Equality, organized in collaboration with the Délégation générale du Québec in Paris, was held on 16 February 2010.
Within the framework of the activities of the Chaire d’études du Québec contemporain at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, the seminar focused on the theme "Walking, Drawing. Here and Elsewhere”, with the presence of Ms. Renee Lavaillante, visual artist.

Ms. S. Gülser Corat, Director, Division for Gender Equality and Mr. Michel Audet, Representative of the Quebec Government, Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO, opened the forum by introducing Ms. Renee Lavaillante and Ms. Micheline Cambron, Chairholder of the Chaire d’études du Québec contemporain at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle –Paris 3, and Professor at the University of Montréal.

Ms. Renée Lavaillante lives in Montréal and is dedicated to the practice of drawing: independent drawings, in situ installations and artist books. Since 1988, she has presented exhibitions in Québec, France, South Korea and Italy. She has also participated in collective exhibitions in Québec, Canada, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Ms. Lavaillante has moreover lived as a resident artist at the Centre européen d’actions artistiques contemporaines (CEAAC) in Strasbourg, in the House with a view in Saigon, at the Museum of Modern Art in Collioure and in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Ms. Lavaillante often uses the theme of walking to explore the drawing as a trace of an action or a communication. For more information on her work, please visit her website.

The Forum concluded with a discussion session with the audience.


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