For the 9th edition, Beauce Art : L’international de sculptures is organizing a symposium focused on wind, figuration and stature. To sculpt the wind is to penetrate into an art of signalling and an art of alignment, and most of all, into the universality of art.
Aeos, the god of wind, was even portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci. The artistic history of wind is a long history of extraordinary and energizing representation. The magnificence of the wind is inspirational with its power and strength.
The wind is a protective symbol of individuals, often represented by an animal, a plant or objects considered to protect individuals or mythical ancestors. The wind theme is one of the most original aspects of our culture.
Sculpting the spirit of the wind will allow sculptors to explore the purely eolian dimension of creation, and to introduce the representativeness of our contemporary society in its electronic hyperconnectivity and the new technologies of artificial intelligence (AI). Thus we demonstrate a signalling of the interconnectivity of the power of the natural universality of the wind.
The wind sacralizes the subject represented by the sculptor; the wind is a monument of imagination and sensation and points to the inimitability between real space and the sacred space of art. It is like a talisman evoking our vanquished, a powerful protesting self-suggestion.
Undeniably, a wind theme is universal and relates to the world to re-enchant nature; the stature and figure of the wind will demonstrate the embrace of cultures in the heart of our city and all citizens of the Beauce, Quebec and Canada.
The 2023 theme includes a kind of utopia that is both whimsical and plausible: it visually communicates a sculptor’s thoughts on the possibility of a world more sensitive to its natural environment. In other words, each sculptor’s artistic response to the wind’s grip has less to do with representation and more with grasping the site in the wind.
2023 under the sun of a freedom that listens to the figurative powers of the wind, with light and happy hearts! Let’s follow the wind and sculpt! Wind is life!
Theme written and presented by Joseph-Richard Veilleux, artistic director, on October 11, 2022.