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New season at the GNO launches this evening

In collaboration with Up Fest, the Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) launched its new season with artist duo Geneviève et Matthieu.
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Artist duo Geneviève et Matthieu will launch the Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario's new season on Aug. 13. Supplied photo.
In collaboration with Up Fest, the Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) launched its new season with artist duo Geneviève et Matthieu.

This pair of artists from Rouyn-Noranda will transformed GNO’s space into an extension of la Jamésie – a simultaneously real and fictitious land – a utopian land Geneviève et Matthieu invent and explore together through their music as well as their “athletic” and imaginative performances.

According to arts writer Stefan St-Laurent, “the strangely captivating duo of Geneviève et Matthieu sing this new land, La Jamésie, where the marginalized – the neglected ones and losers of this world – may begin anew their lives on this Earth.”

And so, during a night of music and performance this Thursday Aug. 13, Geneviève et Matthieu recited their politically artistic manifesto at the GNO.

Geneviève et Matthieu’s performance marks the beginning of the GNO’s 2015-2016 season.

To celebrate 20 years since its foundation as an artist-run centre, the GNO is presenting a series of playful exhibitions and projects coloured by a sense of fun, exploration, and humour.

The GNO is proud to partner up with Up Fest, Sudbury’s new public art and emerging music festival. The new murals downtown are already making us smile.

After their performance Thursday August 13, Geneviève et Matthieu will do a second performance with synthesizer and projections wizards Organ Mood at the GNO, for Up Fest, in the wee hours of the morning Saturday Aug. 15.

People can also visit Geneviève et Matthieu’s installation, made up of props used during their performance, during the Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl (DSAC), Saturday Aug. 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The DSAC challenges Sudburians to visit each gallery and artist space in the city’s downtown core.


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