Montreal’s Luc Courchesne wins prestigious GG arts award


Courchesne is amongst eight Canadian artists to be named winners of the Governor Common’s Visible and Media Arts awards for 2021.

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Montreal’s Luc Courchesne is amongst eight Canadian artists to be named winners of the Governor Common’s Visible and Media Arts awards for 2021.

The winners have been introduced on Tuesday morning.

Courchesne is a Montreal visible artist, who has taught design at Université de Montréal and is a founding member of the Société des arts technologiques. He’s identified for creating interactive video installations, and his work may be seen within the everlasting assortment of Ottawa’s Nationwide Gallery of Canada. He’s additionally identified for a 20-minute video that he shot on Sept. 11, 2001 of the Twin Towers of the World Commerce Middle in New York within the speedy aftermath of the primary airplane crashing into the primary tower. His footage caught the second airplane crashing into the second tower. He occurred to be in New York engaged on one other mission on the time.

That is considered one of many prestigious awards Courchesne has collected throughout his profession. In 2019, he was awarded in 2019 the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec’s highest award in visible arts.

The opposite winners are:

  • Lou Lynn, Winlaw, B.C.
  • Bryce Kanbara, Hamilton, Ont.
  • Bonnie Devine, Toronto
  • Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Toronto/Saskatoon
  • Germaine Arnaktauyok, Yellowknife
  • Lori Blondeau, Winnipeg
  • Dempsey Bob, Terrace, B.C.