Artist José Luis Torres has just returned from the Charlevoix region where he participated at the 32nd International Contemporary Art Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul.  The event, organized by the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, took place from August 1st to the 31st.

Under the direction of Serge Murphy, this year’s symposium theme revolved around different aspects of time.  Dozens of artists from Canada, France, India and the United States participated.  José Luis Torres, the only sculptor invited to participate, approached the theme through movement.  He created a series of six works, three of which incorporated uncommon means of transportation such as a golf cart and a dolly.

Torres’ works of art were created through the use of recycled objects – items, considered by the artist, to be temporal reservoirs that carry their own history and memory.  In this project, entitled La colección, Torres remarks that “the observer can notice the evoking of the idea of moving as it relates to time and the playful use of the objects that are at the heart of each work”.

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