Papier was proud to offer guests an expanded educational program of free activities for the general public, including guided tours and panel discussions. For the first time since Papier was founded, these discussions have been recorded and are posted here below.

This educational program was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman family Foundation.


Friday, April 21

Panel discussions

Démystifier l’art thérapie
In French – 12 p.m.

Moderated by : Thomas Bastien, Acting Director of Education and Cultural Action at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Guests: Xavier Bonput, Director, Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle,Yvon Lamy, Art therapist and Animator, Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle, Stephen Legari, Programs Manager and Art therapist, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Frédéric Palardy, Director, Les Impatients

What is art therapy? How is it used every day by arts and health care organizations in Montreal? The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Les Impatients and other experts in the field, invites you to learn more about this increasingly popular activity and the many ways art can enrich our lives.

Presented by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Le commissariat de performance – Temporalités plurielles et interdisciplinarité
In French – 2 p.m.

Moderated by : Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, writer and curator

Guests: Nadège Grebmeier Forget, artist and curator, Maude Johnson, general coordinator, Rencontre interuniversitaire de performance actuelle (RIPA) 2017, writer and curator, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, writer, curator and Curator of Contemporary Art

Over the past two decades, museums have shown a growing interest in showcasing live performance. This trend has led to the emergence of new curatorial practices related to performance art, an interdisciplinary genre shaped by action and movement. This panel looks at the issues around curating this type of art. How does the meeting between performance and curatorial work challenge our usual ways of appreciating presenting and talking about works of art?

Presented by AGAC

Guided Tour

Marks, materiality and meaning
In English – 1 p.m.

A guided tour of the fair with Britt Gallpen, editor of  Inuit Art Quarterly and writer.

Presented by Les éditions esse

Saturday, April 22

Panel discussions

Trading art in Canada
In English – 12 p.m.

Moderated by: Patrick Mikhail, Director of the Patrick Mikhail Gallery

Guests: Lisa Kehler, Director, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Paul Petro, Director, Paul Petro Contemporary Art and Michelle Schultz, Director, dc3 Art Project

AGAC is proud to present “Trading Art in Canada”, a panel discussion focused on the ins and outs of Canada’s art market. Three important figures from the contemporary art milieu will describe their respective realities: Lisa Kehler, Director of Lisa Kehler Art + Projects in Winnipeg; Michelle Schultz, Director of dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton; and Paul Petro, Director of Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto. The talk will be moderated by Patrick Mikhail, Director of Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa and Montreal.

Presented by AGAC

Giving body: Ambivalent approaches in digital art
In English – 2 p.m.

Moderated by: Cheryl Sim, Managing Director & Curator, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

Guests: Emily Keenlyside, educator, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art,   Jenny Lin, artist and Erandy Vergara, Art historian and Director, Studio XX

For decades now, artists have been transforming bodiless binary code into warm expressions of human experience. The relationship between artists and digital media can also be one of ambivalence, where critical interrogation of these media face off with the creative possibilities they can offer. This panel explores recent work by artists such as Ed Atkins and Jenny Lin, who employ digital technologies to make works that can be reflexive, while attempting to bring us back into connection with ourselves and each other.

Presented by DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

Guided Tour

Créer en des temps incertains
In French – 1 p.m.


Guided tour of the fair with Andréanne Roy, independent curator

Presented by Les éditions esse

Sunday, April 23

Panel discussions

Profession galeriste: évolution, enjeux et défis
In French – 12 p.m.


Moderated by : Émilie Grandmont Bérubé, Director of Galerie Trois Points and AGAC’s Chair of the Board

Guests : Jean-Claude Bergeron, Director, Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron and Rhéal Olivier Lanthier, Director, Art Mûr

The profession of gallerist has significantly evolved in recent years. Economic fluctuations and rapidly changing artistic practices, among other factors, are keeping the arts community on its toes. AGAC is proud to present this panel discussion featuring two of its members: Rhéal Olivier Lanthier (Art Mûr) and Jean-Claude Bergeron (Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron). The panelists will look at the issues and challenges of being a gallerist today.

Presented by AGAC

Internet, agent perturbateur du marché de l’art?
In French – 2 p.m.


Moderated by : Gabrielle Bouchard, Visual Arts and Events Consultant, Assistant Curator at Giverny Capital

Guests : Étienne Morin-Bordeleau, Director, Artbangbang, François Rochon, President and portfolio manager, Giverny Capital and Guillaume Sanfaçon, founder,

The art market has responded in a unique way to the economic instability of recent years. Is this because of its rapid adaptation to changes brought about by the digital revolution? This panel discussion, presented by the RAAV, looks at how the traditional vehicles of the art market have changed and how the Internet is affecting all stakeholders.

Presented by le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV)

Guided Tour

Temps, trace, papier
In French – 1 p.m.


Guided tour of the faire with François Morelli, artist, professor at Concordia University, and member of Drawing Lab Dessin

Presented by Les éditions esse