On April 29, 2012, Bettina was one of the reviewers at Photoforum, a portfolio review event in contemporary photography at the gallery Les Territoires. Photoforum connected 41 emerging artists with 31 professionals from the art world. On the 28th and 29th of April, curators, gallerists, writers and art critics participated in this event dedicated to the analysis of the work and portfolio of emerging photographer-artists as well as advising them in the development of their career.
In collaboration with Les Territoires and Matière Grise, Plio Art Portfolio produced a series of videos featuring advice by art professionals about preparing a good photographer’s portfolio. See the entire series of videos here, or see the video with Bettina Forget here.
Bettina Forget gave a guided tour of the art fair PAPIER12 on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Organized by the Association des Galeries d’Art Contemporain (AGAC), PAPIER12 offered over a thousand contemporary artworks on paper by hundreds of national and international artists.
Collaborating with the AGAC were Matière Grise, who produced a series of videos featuring tips and advice about collecting art from industry insiders. To see the entire series, click here. To view the video capsule with Bettina Forget, click here.
Part of Bettina’s interview with Eloi Desjardins from the radio show Un Show de Mot’Arts has been written up on Eloi’s blog. You can read the article here (in French).
Bettina was interviewed by Eloi Desjardins for the radio programme Un Show de Mot’Arts on CISM 89.3FM on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The interview was part of the on-going series on art criticism in Quebec and focused on Bettina’s online magazine The Belgo Report.
You can listen to the entire show here (the interview starts about half-way into the show).
Myriam Goyette is a third year undergraduate Concordia University studentmajoring in Creative Writing and double minoring in Professional Writing and History.
One of her professional writing projects was an interview, so she sat down with Bettina to talk about running an art gallery and Montreal’s contemporary art scene. The interview has been published on the website www.montrealites.ca.
Despite the bleak neighbourhood of the Belgo Building, its inside is milled by contemporary galleries and bustling workers. On the fourth floor, Bettina Forget, the German expat, owner and curator of the Visual Voice Gallery, receives me with a warm smile to her half-gallery half-workshop space for an interview on art and art galleries.
Read the entire interview here:
(scroll down past the header)
Bettina Forget was invited to the CBC Radio show Cinq à Six with Jeanette Kelly to discuss contemporary art and feminism. The spirited, engaging discussion included Leslie Johnstone, curator of the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal and Line Ouellet, director of the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec.
From the CBC website:
Art by women in 2012
Bettina Forget’s online magazine The Belgo Report is being released as an art book.
The Belgo Report, Edition 1 highlights the most significant art exhibitions which took place in the galleries of the Belgo building from 2008 – 2011.
The Belgo Report Book launch:
February 4, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Visual Voice Art Gallery
372 rue Ste-Catherine West
For more information about the book, please follow this link.
Bettina Forget has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the ARTpreneur conference in Cornwall, Ontario on November 24, 2011. The conference program will focus on the business needs of the artistic entrepreneur and teach creative people how to succeed at their business endeavors.
Bettina will speak about her life as an artist, about her experience running an art gallery, and about her forthcoming book The Belgo Report, Edition 1.
Bettina Forget has joined the Board of Directors of the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). She will be representing the visual arts community in Quebec, along with her colleague Juliana Keller.
ELAN Quebec website
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Bettina sat down with Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand for an interview to talk about her artistic practice, her work as a co-host on the radio show The Movement Museum on CKUT Radio, and her involvement with amateur astronomy.
See the three-part video series here: