FAAS 6 : À qui?

October 24 to October 28, 2018

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Artists Invited by Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario

Joseph Muscat

Toronto, ON

Laura Taler

Ottawa, ON

Jérôme Havre

Toronto, ON


Toronto, ON

Jean-Ambroise Vesac

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada

Terrance Houle

Calgary, AB

Artist Invited by Gallery 101 and the GNO

Anyse Ducharme

Sturgeon Falls, ON

Artists Invited by Aboriginal Curatorial Collective

Artists Invited by AXENÉO7, the RIAP and Fado Performance Art Centre

Serge Olivier Fokoua

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Ruth Belinga

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Michel Bitimbe

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Artists Invited by BRAVO

Yanie Porlier

Ottawa, ON

Artist Invited by Centre Bang

Les Poulpes

Chicoutimi, Montréal and St-Émile-de-Suffolk, QC

Artist Invited by Dare-Dare

Geneviève Massé

Montreal, QC

Artist Invited byL'Écart... lieu d'art actuel and Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario

John Deneuve

Marseille, France

Artist Invited by L'Écart... lieu d'art actuel

Martin Beauregard

Montreal, Canada

Artist Invited by FADO Performance Art Centre

John Court

Tornio, Finland

Artists Invited by the Galerie Louise-et-Ruben-Cohen, the Galerie Sans Nom and Imago

Artists invited by Myths and Mirrors

Artist Invited by Perte de signal

Patrick Harrop

Sudbury, ON

Artist Invited by Voix visuelle

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It’s almost time for the Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury! For its sixth edition, the FAAS will take place at The Village on Mackenzie (162 Mackenzie Street), the former St-Louis-de-Gonzague elementary school, an emblematic location provided for free by our event partner Autumnwood. From the basement to the second floor, about forty artists will take possession of the numerous rooms that offers the historic building to explore their ideas about territory. Intimate or dreamed places, shared territories, changing borders, immigration, relationship to the environment and imaginary maps are some of the many ways to perceive the topic in which individual and collective considerations mingle.

For four days, artists from all over the country and even beyond will create, with the complicity of the audience, new artwork and performances. Add on top of that some conferences where everyone is invited to take a stance, and you’ll have a FAAS edition with numerous opportunities to discuss various conceptions of territory in an inclusive setup.

The event will conclude with a festive evening of performance and the unveiling of the finished installations.

À qui? (To whom?) The question, a reference to the Anishinaabemowin term for “territory” or “land”, confronts the audience with their own relationship with the space they inhabit, and calls for a redefinition of the notion of living together in light of contemporary issues arising around the way we share the land.

Every two years since 2008, the Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury (FAAS) has occupied and transformed a public space in the nickel city’s downtown. Invited artists are challenged to complete new works over the course of the festival and according to each edition’s concept and theme.


Schedule of Events

This year, the FAAS will take place at the former St-Louis-de-Gonzague elementary school, 162 Mackenzie Street.

Opening hours : From 1 pm to 7 pm

Tuesday Tuesday October 23rd – Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
5 pm – Welcome party for the artist and arts organizations
6 pm – Opening of Jérôme Havre’s exhibition Interior

Wednesday October 24th –St-Louis-de-Gonzague School
Creating and presenting artwork live

Thursday October 25th –St-Louis-de-Gonzague School
Creating and presenting artwork live

Friday October 26th –St-Louis-de-Gonzague School
Creating and presenting artwork live
2 pm – Workshop: Writers’ pitch and review (in English, sponsored by C Magazine). Hosted by Gloria Jane Bell.
6 pm – Conference À qui de droit? (Bilingual) With Elia Eliev, Jinny Yu, Camille Larivée and Mariana Lafrance. Host: Kai Wood Mah.

Saturday October 27th –St-Louis-de-Gonzague School
Creating and presenting artwork live
6 pm – Reception for the artists’ completed installations and launch of FAAS 5 retrospective publication
8 pm – Performance art

Sunday October 28th – St-Louis-de-Gonzague School
10 am to 1 pm – Festive brunch

Past Editions

FAAS 5 : Abricadabri
May 4 to May 7, 2016

FAAS 4 : Not for Sale
May 6 to May 10, 2014

FAAS 3 : Square Foot Art
May 8 to May 12, 2012

FAAS 2 : Hors lieux
May 5 to May 8, 2010

FAAS 1 : Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury
May 4 to May 7, 2008