Contours, détours et retournements , curator Marie Perrault, exhibition presented at the Maison des arts de Laval, from May 1 to July 17 and at le musée régional de Rimouski, from October 6, 2016 to January 29, 2017.

La fabrique culturelle

Commentary Du simple au complexe , text by Kim Gagné published by the independent newspaper Le Mouton Noir .


«Contours, détours et retournements», commissaire Marie Perrault, Maison des arts de Laval, 1er mai

musée régional de Rimouski, 6 octobre 2016 — 29 janvier 2017.

La fabrique culturelle

At work, la maison des arts de Laval
General view
Le reversement III, maison des arts de Laval
Le reversement IV, musée régional de Rimouski
General view, la maison des arts de Laval
Détail: Tapis
General view, maison des arts de Laval
"Le son est rond" (wall piece) and D'après Morandi
D'après Morandi, musée régional de Rimouski
Plan 4, l'usage
Plan 2, la répétition


This exhibition of selected works of Marie Côté, a sculptor and ceramic artist from Montreal, captures her practice, exhibition record and informing intelligence over the past 20 years.


It highlights the techniques, methods and composition procedures related to the decorative qualities of ceramics evident in her earlier works, particularly in the “Plans et dessins" series, “Le tapis” and “D'après Morandi.” It also analyses the reciprocal relationship between container and contained, between the vessel itself and the space that it both encompasses and is a part of, opening up broader issues related to the material aspects of ceramics, link to the earth, nature and landscape, that is typical of Côté’s more recent multidisciplinary projects.


Her work shares the concerns of many contemporary artists with the environment and promotes cultures, both individual and collective, developing in harmony with land and nature. In her case, she is using the clay of the land, the voice of the land, and the voice of individuals within that land to articulate her understanding and her work.

A catalogue edited by Marie Perrault accompanies the exhibition. 

Marie Perrault, curator


Around the exhibition at the Maison des arts de Laval:

Public meetings,


Multidisciplinary performance, Les pas de l'eau, after Sohrab Sepehri   with Ziya Tabassian and Olivier Girouard: July 16


Around the exhibition at the Rimouski regional museum:

Friday January 20 and Sunday January 22, 2017, the Saint-Germain quartet performed the work of composer Christos Hatzis "The awakening". Hatzis and Côté discussed via Skype the importance of throat singing in their respective works.


Interview on Radio-Canada première


Musical performance with Tom Jacques, percussionist, Brunante evening


Public presentations from January 25 to 28




Crédits  photos:

Maison des arts de Laval: Guy L'Heureux

Musée régional de Rimouski: Steve Leroux

"Les pas de l'eau", after Sohrab Sepehri
"Les pas de l'eau", after Sohrab Sepehri
"Les pas de l'eau", after Sohrab Sepehri
"Les pas de l'eau", after Sohrab Sepehri