Quebec City, February 8, 2017 — Manif d’art 8– The Quebec City Biennial will storm the city beginning on February 17. To encourage the public to take part in this major artistic event unfolding throughout the capital, and to visit its numerous exhibition sites, Manif d’art has mapped out five itineraries. Whether on foot, by bus or car, everyone will thus be able to experience The Art of Joy at Manif d’art!
In the heart of the city, this first outing can be done on foot: it includes visits to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ); the Théâtre Périscope for a performance/installation; the Grand Théâtre de Québec to discover a pictorial work; a stroll past various public artworks; and finally up to the Simons store on Côte de la Fabrique to admire the window displays created by various artists participating in the event.
This second itinerary is more concentrated, taking place entirely at the Coopérative Méduse on Côte d’Abraham, approximately midway between upper and lower Quebec City, where a variety of original works are on display.
LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE Itinerary
From LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE to the Lieu, centre en art actuel, the public will be able to stroll through the streets of the St-Roch neighbourhood, making stops at the Galerie des Arts Visuels, Materia, and the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy. A wide range of sculptures and exclusive installations awaits visitors. Whether on foot or by bus, this route can be easily combined with a visit to the nearby Coopérative Méduse for an even richer experience.
For this route, the Manif d’art team suggests you take the Quebec City-Lévis ferry to discover installations on both sides of the river, and in particular the Regart artist centre in Lévis. Back on the Quebec City shore, a stop can be made at the Musée de la Civilisation, then at the projection on the wall of the Séminaire de Québec at night.
MAISON HAMEL-BRUNEAU Itinerary
Finally, this fifth outing takes visitors to the various exhibitions or activities outside the city centre, a route that traverses the sectors of Sillery, Sainte-Foy, Lebourgneuf and Vanier. This wide-ranging itinerary includes stops at two Simons stores to admire the window displays (Place Sainte-Foy and Galeries de la Capitale), then on to the Monique-Corriveau and Aliette Marchand libraries, and finally to the Maison Hamel-Bruneau, a heritage site and exhibition centre.
*It should be noted that these itineraries are flexible and are offered only as suggestions to see as much of the Biennial as possible. It is important to verify all exhibition dates and opening hours before embarking on any of these outings.
Art of Joy Pin
To attend Manif d’art 8, all you need is a pin costing $15 ($10 for students and free for children under 12), which gives you access to the full range of exhibitions and activities for the duration of the event. The pin is available at numerous outlets throughout the city, including Simons stores, the offices of Manif d’art, MNBAQ, and several participating galleries. The complete list of sale outlets is available here: Map
About Manif d’art 8
One of Canada’s major contemporary art biennials, Manif d’art 8–The Quebec City Biennial will present, from February 17 to May 14, 2017, the works of over 100 artists from all disciplines. In addition to its exhibitions, the event will offer a constellation of activities based on the theme of The Art of Joy, as defined by curator Alexia Fabre. A total of 35 cultural organizations have helped to make this international festival an unmissable event for novices and specialists alike. Manif d’art 8–The Quebec City Biennial is produced in collaboration with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
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