Wood carvers who learned their craft in Bavaria to visit and work in Quebec| July 26-29 | Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Sculpture Biennale


From July 26-29, 2018, the co-curators of the 2018 Sculpture Biennale in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Mr. Johannes Bierling and Michel Saulnier, are organizing mixed creation experiences throughout 7 tandem combinations of wood carvers linked to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Quebec) and Oberammergau (Bavaria).

Echoing the Passion Drama, which is played back every 10 years throughout the Oberammergau village since the Middle-Ages, the Biennale will boast a journey through the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli: from the Centre Go near the church, the Au-bord-de-l’eau cemetery, through the marina, the foreshore, the river and up until La Vigie, in the heart of Trois-Bérets Park. Religious sculpture, modern art installation, performance art and “in situ” pieces, but also dance and living art: visitors from all walks of life can enjoy the poetry and originality of the works presented then. Over 10 commented visits in French, in English, and for kids will highlight some even deeper insights into the creation processes involved.

The tandems (German artist/Quebec artist) invited by the the curators are:

Several further events surrounding the Biennale will cater to all preferences throughout the four days of the event : find out more at  https://www.biennaledesculpture.com/programmation (in French).

Read the communique (PDF – in French)

The State of Bavaria Quebec Office is proud to be associated to this event highlighting yet another common heritage and artistic fibre between the two regions.