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1958

Paris: 1958

January

Participates in the La Collection Zacks exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Borduas exhibits Terre vierge, 1955, (Gagnon 1978, p. 499).

January

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting (first held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in April and May 1957 and will circulate until February 1959 to fourteen Canadian cities) is presented at the Edmonton Art Gallery; Borduas shows La Grimpée, 1956. (Écrits I, p. 44; Gagnon, 1978, p. 498; Gagnon, 1988, p. 471).

February

Participates in a Canadian commercial and cultural exhibition entitled Visages du Canada held at the Grands Magasins du Louvre in Paris and organized under auspices of the Canadian Embassy in France (Écrits I, p. 45; (Gagnon, 1978, p. 499; correct Gagnon 1988 who dates the exhibition in 1956 Voir p. 472).

February

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting (first held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in April and May 1957 and will circulate until February 1959 to fourteen Canadian cities) is presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Borduas shows La Grimpée, 1956. (Écrits I, p. 44; Gagnon, 1978, p. 498; Gagnon, 1988, p. 471).

March

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting exhibition (first held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in April and May 1957 and will circulate until February 1959 to fourteen Canadian cities) is presented at the Musée de la Province de Québec; Borduas shows La Grimpée, 1956. (Écrits I, p. 44; Gagnon, 1978, p. 498; Gagnon, 1988, p. 471).

April 13 - 24

Stay at the Hôtel du Jura, in Soyhières (Écrits I, p. 45).

May 26 - June 7

The Cinq années de Borduas exhibition is held at the Agnès Lefort Gallery in Montreal (Écrits I, p. 45; Gagnon, 1978, p.500). This exhibition consists of sixteen paintings:

  • Pas feutrés,1956
  • L'Écluse,(1958?)
  • Promesse brune, 1958
  • Hésitation, 1956
  • Vol vertical, 1957
  • Baiser insolite, 1958
  • Le Dégel, 1956
  • Ramage, (1958)
  • Boucle perdue, (1958?)
  • Contraste et liséré, 1958
  • Bombardement, (1958?)
  • Noeuds et colonnes, 1958
  • Translucidité, 1955
  • Chatoiement, 1956
  • Épanouissement, 1956
  • Bonaventure, 1954
Summer

Participates in the Brussels International Exposition (Écrits I, p. 45; Gagnon, 1978, p. 500); he exhibits the following paintings in the Canadian Pavilion:

  • Sous le vent de l'île, 1947
  • Mushroom, 1957
  • Ardente, (le tableau de 1955 ou celui de 1957?)
  • La Prison des crimes joyeux, 1948
  • Fragments d'armure, 1957
June

Stays for a week in Venice; passes through Switzerland and Milan (Écrits I, p. 45).

June - August

Participates in the first First Inter-American Biennale of Painting and Graphic Arts held at the Museum of Fine Arts of Mexico (Écrits I, p. 45); Borduas exhibits L'Étoile noire, 1957, (Gagnon, 1978, p. 500).

June 18 - July 14

Participates in the exhibition Transferences. Recent Paintings by Commonwealth Artists Working in Europe held at the Zemmer Gallery in London (Écrits I, p. 45); Borduas shows Barbacane, 1957, listed as number 10 (Gagnon, 1978, p. 500).

June 27 - August 25

Participates in the summer exhibition organized by the City of Montreal entitled Quelques peintres de Montréal, presented at the Hélène-de-Champlain restaurant. Borduas exhibits Noeuds et colonnes, 1958 under number 5 and Étude noir et blanc, (195?) under number 6 (Gagnon 1978, p. 500).

July

Short stay in Düsseldorf in the company of Lou Camus in relation to the Paul-Émile Borduas exhibition, held at the Alfred Schmela Gallery (Écrits I, p. 45). The titles of the works presented are unknown but we do know, by way of a price list, the dates and dimensions of the works that were shown. There were six paintings from 1955, two paintings from 1956, one painting from 1957 and one painting from 1958 (Gagnon 1978, p. 500-501).

Late July

Meets with Bernard Ostiguy for a week-end in Étables-sur-mer before leaving on vacation (Écrits I, p. 45).

July - August

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting (first held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa ,in April and May 1957 and will circulate until February 1959 in fourteen Canadian cities) is presented at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Borduas shows La Grimpée, 1956. (Écrits I, p. 44; Gagnon, 1978, p. 498; Gagnon, 1988, p. 471).

July - August

On vacation with the Camus’ at Mimizan-Place, in the Landes region (Écrits I, p. 45).

August 19 - 25

Short stay in Switzerland. Returns to Paris on the 25th, after passing through Yverdon (August 19); is disappointed because he is not able to settle in France permanently (Écrits I, p. 45).

September 4 - November 2

Participates in the Art in Canada. A Canadian Portfolio exhibition, held at the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts (Écrits I, p. 45); Borduas shows Bercements silencieux, 1956, (Gagnon 1978, p. 501).

September 12

In Neuchâtel, Switzerland (Écrits I, p. 45).

September 20 - October 18

Participates in the Canadian Painting in Europe exhibition held at the Jordan Gallery in Toronto (Écrits I, p. 45); Borduas shows Formes oubliées, (1957?), (Gagnon, 1978, p. 501).

Fall

Riopelle et Borduas exhibition at Laing Galleries in Toronto (Écrits I, p. 46).

October 1 - November 2

Participates in Buffalo, New York in The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Band. Contemporary Canadian Painting and Drawing exhibition held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Gagnon, 1978, p. 502; 1988, p. 469). Borduas exhibits:

  • 4. La Femme au bijou, 1945
  • 5. Résistance végétale, 1954
  • 6. Black and White Composition, 1955.
October 7 - 25

The Two Canadian Painters: Paul-Émile Borduas - Harold Town exhibition is held at the Arthur Tooth and Sons gallery, in London, England (Gagnon, 1978, p. 501; Écrits I, p. 46); the paintings shown are:

  • 1. Vigilance grise, 1956
  • 2. La Passe, 1950
  • 3. Solitude du clown, 1950
  • 4. Sans titre, (195?)
  • 5. Tendresse des gris, 1955
  • 6. Pulsation, 1954
  • 7. Chinoiserie, 1956
  • 8. Gris et blanc, 1958
  • 9. Transparence, 1958
  • 10. Bambou, 1958
  • 11. Silence magnétique, 1957
  • 12. Noir contre brun, 1958
  • 13. Rendez-vous dans la neige, 1951
  • 14. Sans titre, (195?)
  • 15. Clapotis blanc et rose, 1956
  • 16. La Bouée, 1956
  • 17. Sans titre, (195?)
November

Respiratory disorders and depression (Écrits I, p. 46).

November

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting (first held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in April and May 1957 and will circulate until February 1959 in fourteen Canadian cities) is presented at the Arts Centre in Cowansville, Quebec; Borduas shows La Grimpée, 1956. (Écrits I, p. 44; Gagnon, 1978, p. 498; Gagnon, 1988, p. 471).

November 3

Receives the Machine à décerveler from Claude Gauvreau (Écrits I, p. 46).

November 7 - December 7

Participates in the traveling exhibition of Canadian painting being presented in The Netherlands under the auspices of the Canadian embassy (first presented in Utrecht, at the Utrecht Centraal Museum). Borduas shows Sous le vent de l'île, 1947. The exhibition will then move to the Groninger Museum in Groningen from December 12, 1958 to January 12, 1959(Gagnon, 1978, p. 501).

December 12, 1958 - January 12, 1959

Participates in the traveling exhibition of Canadian painting touring The Netherlands under the auspices of the Canadian embassy (first presented in Utrecht, at the Utrecht Centraal Museum). The exhibition is being presented at the Groninger Museum in Groningen from December 12, 1958 to January 12, 1959. Borduas shows Sous le vent de l'île, 1947 (Gagnon, 1978, p. 501; 1988, p. 473).

???

XXIXe International Venise Biennale (Gagnon 1978, p. 501).

???

Riopelle et Borduas exhibition, in Toronto, at Laing Galleries (Gagnon, 1978, p. 502).