AN IN THE MOUTH EXPERIENCE INSPIRED BY PAUL-ÉMILE BORDUAS
AS PART OF THE BENEFIT DINNER OF THE FONDATION DU COLLÈGE ANDRÉ-GRASSET
FOOD ART – A MOVEMENT ON THE RISE !
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Refus Global, the Fondation du Collège André-Grasset is paying tribute to its former teacher Paul-Émile Borduas, as part of a unique benefit dinner. None other than culinary artist Nicolas Fonseca a.k.a. Mister Jaune will present a brand new version of his In the Mouth experience inspired by Borduas. The benefit dinner will take place on Friday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. at Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre Street, Montréal. All profits will be dedicated to giving access to students from families in precarious financial situations.
In the Mouth: an experience in which stories are told, shared and eaten
Presented for the first time in October 2014, the In the Mouth nights took various forms over the year. This time, the inspiration came from the creative process and aesthetics of Automatiste artist Borduas. How can we explore the taste of colour? Or apply the techniques and textures that characterize his work to food? In the course of the evening, Nicolas Fonseca will offer a reassessment of our relationship with food and more personal flavours, through the unique perspective that Borduas had on materiality and representation. Always placing participants at the centre of the experience, the menus and interactions are designed around their culinary biographies, collected via a personalised questionnaire. Here’s a delicious incursion into the world of this iconic artist: Borduas.
Collège André-Grasset – Past and Present philanthropy
Recognized for his philanthropy of Automatist artist Borduas, founder Mgr. Olivier Maurault, a Sulpician, provided living expenses to the artist in Quebec. He then sent him to France to study at the Ateliers d’Art Sacré (1928–1930). This defining period of his career allowed him to discover the great artwork of European painters including Cézanne, a decisive influence over his early work. Today, by encouraging the emerging experiential art movement, the Collège continues to show its interest in art and its evolution, like in the Refus Global era.
Sulpicians have also always provided scholarships to talented young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Profits from the event will perpetuate this chain of goodwill, altering the course of several lives.