Artist presentation / Discussion with Jean-Pierre Kesteman


Andreas Rutkauskas

20.04 — 20.04 / 2013


© Andreas Rutkauskas, Park-Corunna, 2012

Artist presentation followed by a talk with historian Jean-Pierre Kesteman

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2pm
Free entrance

Andreas Rutkauskas will present his recent work and how he has worked with the Sarnia community on his Petrolia project.

(presentation in English and a little in French)

Jean-Pierre Kesteman will talk to us about the pace of deindustrialization in the Estrie region and its economic, social and environmental effects.

(presentation in French)

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Jean-Pierre Kesteman:

A renowned professor at Sherbrooke University, Jean-Pierre Kesteman has had a career as a teacher and researcher in history, mainly in the field of the economic and social history of contemporary Quebec. A graduate of the Universities of Louvain, Sherbrooke and Québec at Montreal, the subject of his thesis was on the industrialization and development of capitalism in the Estrie region in the 19th century.

He is the author of several books in Quebec history and in particular in the history of the region, including a Histoire des Cantons-de-l’Est (1998) and a Histoire de Sherbrooke (1802-2002) in four volumes. He has also written books on the history of Lac-Mégantic (1985), the Gaelic Scots of the Eastern Townships (2000), Sherbrooke streetcars (2007), Hydro-Sherbrooke (1988), the Magog River (2004), the beginnings of Barnston and Coaticook (2011).

In addition to his academic activities, he has, for the past thirty years, been present among the general public in the dissemination of regional history by collaborating, among other things, with various written and audiovisual media.

Andreas Rutkauskas:

Originally from Winnipeg, Andreas Rutkauskas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. In 2003, he moved to Montreal and completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University, where he currently teaches in the Department of Fine Arts. Through photography, video or other means, he is generally interested in landscape as it relates to technological transformations. Petrolia, her most recent project, is the result of a year-long collaborative research project with the Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery in Sarnia, Ontario.


L’exposition se poursuit jusqu’au 28 avril.


Translated with

Video Documentation