Pilar Albarracín

Pyrofolies (Expérience 1), 2017 Video Furor latino, 2003 Video Fuegos artificiales, 2015 Embroidery on silk A committed feminist, Pilar Albarracín is a leading figure in the world of Spanish art. With simple gestures, she creates powerful and poetic works that call into question numerous clichés, in particular those associated with Andalusian identity, religion, politics and […]

Carlos Amorales

Ghost Crowd, 2017 Installation Firmly rooted in today’s world, Carlos Amorales constantly questions its meaning and expressions. For the Biennial, he is proposing new interpretations of our common languages, inviting the public to interact directly with this re-creation.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest 418 643-2150 mnbaq.org […]


Canadassimo (L’Atelier), 2015-2017 Adaptation of a portion of a work presented at the Venice Biennale Behind the joyous disorder of this installation lies a reflection on our relationship with art and consumption, and even more so on the happiness of freely creating and surrendering to the little pleasures—guilty or otherwise—of everyday life.   Musée national […]

Christian Boltanski

Animitas, 2017 Video projection Conjuring up ancestral rites, Christian Boltanski creates universal works that reconcile our collective memory with our private inner worlds. His installations in natural settings stand as permanent monuments for humanity in distant places: monuments to lost souls, memorials for the living and the dead, odes to past lives, to humanity.   […]

Clément Cogitore

L’intervalle de résonance, 2016 Assange dancing, 2012 Élégies, 2014 Videos Clément Cogitore is here proposing three video works that may be seen as both independent and complementary, in which myth and poetry offset the shortcomings of reality. The artist thus sets up a dialogue between the real and the imaginary, allowing us to glimpse new […]

Robbin Deyo

Throb, 2017 In situ painting Robbin Deyo incites us to ponder the inescapable dichotomy between life and death: between the “lifelines” moving on the wall and the inevitable end of movement. Throb is thus a formal expression of the desire to seize the present moment.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde […]

Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell

Joyeux festin, 2016-2017 Installation Although Joyeux festin may at first seem sentimental or sickly-sweet, certain equivocal details suggest that appearances may be deceiving. Within this opulent décor, we discover eruptions of joy here and there: evidence of a powerful and spontaneous passion.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée […]

Coco Guzman

Paraiso/Paradis, 2017 Drawing Paradis depicts a large, luxuriant garden enclosed by walls that both protect those inside and keep out intruders. Although it may seem legitimate to defend this paradise, Coco Guzman raises the question of sharing, of openness to others.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest […]

Steve Heimbecker

NOTES, 2015 Interactive installation Steve Heimbecker creates works that use sound as a material that is both tangible and evanescent. Via the 53 screens of NOTES, viewers enter a captivating visual and audio world, immersing themselves in this rhizome-like poem.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest 418 […]

Annette Messager

Danses du scalp, 2012 Kinetic installation The installation Danses du scalp portrays a woman – Annette Messager – and the world in which she lives: a society that never ceases to reinvent itself, that resists and defies expectations.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest 418 643-2150 mnbaq.org […]


Soudain, la beauté, 2017 Installation With Soudain, la beauté, the Pierre&Marie collective has created a strange and mysterious forest. Like a freeze-frame in a story about to turn, the remaining narrative belongs to the viewer, who may detect signs of renewal in this commonplace but intriguing scenario.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon […]

Vicky Sabourin

Lac caché, 2016 Installation and performance Inspired by a true story, this installation-performance evokes the memories of a traumatic event. Through them, Vicky Sabourin immerses viewers in a world at once luminous and dark.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest 418 643-2150 mnbaq.org   February 17 to […]

Morgane Tschiember

Peinture fraîche, 2017 Performance Summoning the figure of the Pink Panther, a comic and touching symbol, Morgane Tschiember invites her favourite character to perform at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec: repainting the exhibition room walls in the animal’s unmistakable shade of pink.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, […]

Mathieu Valade

Mathieu Valade Manifeste, 2015 Video installation Like a trailer for a science fiction film, this installation presents some of the great artistic events of the modern era, inviting viewers to play an active role, to be more critical and curious about the precepts governing our society.   The artist would like to thank Laurie-Anne Dufour […]

Jean-Luc Verna

Paramour, 2012 Drawing By distorting the famous Paramount logo, French artist Jean-Luc Verna has devised his own emblem: Paramour. He is thus underscoring the vanity of this type of symbol, while at the same time creating his own legend.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde 179, Grande Allée Ouest 418 643-2150 […]

Parastou Forouhar

The Time of Butterflies, 2011 Wallpaper Papillon Collection, 2010 Digital prints   Parastou Forouhar’s butterflies appear to be visual syntheses of the notions of freedom and constraint. Individually, however, they seem as trapped as the bodies depicted on their wings; but after gathering together for the same flight, they once again soar towards the sky, […]

Dan Brault

Des espaces possibles, 2016-2017 Painting The paintings of Dan Brault produce a visually rhythmic effect, the forms and colours appearing on the canvas like notes on a musical score. What results are melodies that are at times harmonious, at times dissonant, expressing above all the pleasures of free creation.   A presentation of Manif d’art […]

Jordan Bennett

Herd: Heard, 2016-2017 Installation and video projection The installation Herd: Heard takes the viewer on a meditative, near-mystical journey. The theme of The Art of Joy is here expressed as a personal quest, an affirmation of identity rooted in the past but pointing to the future. The artist would like to thank Adam Green, Kyle Bennett […]

Joël Hubaut

HUB / HUB 2017 (agencement & contexturie vive), 2017 Performance and installation The works of Joël Hubaut are imbued with an ideological and aesthetic freedom in which the energy of disorder is contrasted with an obsession for the ideal. Responding to the theme of The Art of Joy with his trademark irreverence and folly, the artist […]

Sarah Anne Johnson

Field Trip series, 2015 Chromogenic prints The Field Trip series, with its vibrant colours, glitter and ingenious image-editing techniques, conveys the euphoria of young festival-goers experiencing moments of unfettered freedom—which Sarah Anne Johnson knows first-hand to be fleeting. The artist reveals a world oscillating between reality and utopia, joy and nostalgia.   Manif d’art would […]


New Millennium Workout Routine, 2014 Video The video New Millennium Workout Routine is based on an exercise program devised by the South Korean government in 1999 “to ensure that the nation remains healthy for the next 1,000 years.” Presenting the artist’s multiplied, choreographed body performing the routine, the video promotes her belief in global well-being […]

Sarah Maloney and Karine Payette

Natura Humana   Collapse, 2009 Water Level, 2016 Sculpture / installation Stemming from her research in botany, history and women’s studies, Sarah Maloney’s flowers serve as archetypes of beauty, but also as invitations to reflect upon such issues as the environment, the quest for emancipation and the stereotypes that go along with them. The artist […]

Robyn Moody

Sanguine Through the Storm, 2017 Installation The form and content of the works of Robyn Moody are rarely determined at the beginning of the creative process, most often emerging mid-stream. Created especially for Manif d’art 8, the work presented at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE draws its inspiration from the joys arising from discovery and experimentation.   Project […]

Nøne Futbol Club

Work n°101 : On air, 2016 Installation This installation is based on the principle of Newton’s cradle, except that steel balls are not set in motion by viewers, but rather television sets. With a dose of humour, the work makes us reflect upon the flow of information and images that are inundating contemporary society.   […]


Simons – Vieux-Québec Paryse Martin; Jacques Samson; Marie-Ève Fréchette; Julien Lebargy 20, côte de la Fabrique Quebec City 418 692-3630   Simons – Place Sainte-Foy Sarah Thibault; Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell; Acapulco; Collectif 5 2450, boulevard Laurier Quebec City 418 634-1840   Simons – Galeries de la Capitale Olivier Roberge 5401, boulevard des Galeries Quebec City 418 […]

Library Exhibitions

Exhibitions presented within the three Bibliothèque de Québec networks Nous courions vite et les égratignures sur nos jambes étaient belles Guest curator – Jeanne Couture Inspired by the theme of Manif d’art 8, this group exhibition brings together the works of four Quebec artists, who explore such topics as extended childhood, the poetry of everyday […]


Intersidéral, 2017 Light Installation Through a process of cosmic image-sampling, starry skies are transformed into a captivating choreography of lights, the modulations of which constantly generate new constellations. The work thus establishes links between nature and technology, near and far, the everyday and the magical.   Manif d’art would like to thank the Conseil des […]

Ælab and Guillaume Arseneault

Irradier.Irradiate, 2016-2017 Projection with environmental data Irradier.Irradiate is generated from environmental data and electromagnetic frequencies. The installation reflects the increasing density of wireless communication signals in the urban environment.   A presentation of Manif d’art, in collaboration with Tutto Gelato and Galerie Ni Vu Ni Cornu. Manif d’art would like to thank the Conseil des […]

Lisa Birke

Calendar Girls, december 2014 Video A video of the artist posing alone and awkwardly dancing in diverse natural settings. A humorous exploration of the societal expectations of women as aesthetic symbols and performing spectacles, Calendar Girls plays on our obsession with self-documentation.     Vitrine / Galerie de Manif d’art 600, côte d’Abraham Quebec city […]

Dan Brault

Traits d’observation, 2016-2017 Ink-jet printing on banners Brault’s unique work questions the place of art within the urban fabric, as well as the boundaries between private and public. Vying with the advertising signs on the street, this monumental work offers a moment of escape, a time for reflection and contemplation.   A presentation of Manif […]

Jean Dubois

Tourmente, 2015 Interactive video This interactive installation allows passers-by to transform a series of portraits projected on a giant screen by blowing into a microphone on their cell phones. Playful and socially engaged, the work questions the various postures one adopts when faced with the distress of others.   Manif d’art is grateful for the […]

Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras

Ravissement, 2016-2017 Photographic animation The duo here present photomontages of members of the public who are invited to express “a state of joy and rapture” through simple gestures. The project attempts to underscore the rich diversity of possible expressions of joy.   Manif d’art and the artists would like to thank the Conseil des arts et […]

Yeondoo Jung

La Chasse-Galerie, 2016 Photographic prints and texts Based on haphazard interviews with participants, Yeondoo Jung created contemporary versions of the legend of the Chasse-Galerie (“flying canoe”) during his summer 2016 residency. He is thus suggesting that the imagination has the power to upset our preconceived notions, enabling us to take a fresh look at our […]

Ange Leccia

La Mer, 2016 Video Ange Leccia revisits one of his most celebrated video works: La Mer. Playing on the sinuous and graphic aspects of waves, the artist transforms the landscape into an abstract and volatile composition evoking the elusive nature of existence, inviting us to see the world in a new way.   Manif d’art […]

Jean-Charles Massera

Speed Reinventing, 2016-2017 Posters For the Biennial, Jean-Charles Massera was invited to launch a poster campaign in the Old Capital. Critical and socially engaged, his project calls into question the flux of images and slogans that weave their way into the urban fabric, conditioning our daily lives.   Billboard campaign Billboards on Boulevard Charest and […]

Elodie Pong

Endless Ends, 2009 Video Although the video Endless Ends may at first seem tinged with nostalgia and melancholy, it may also be regarded as a mantra calling for renewal. The end—that of a film or an era, a voyage or love affair—is not necessarily absolute, but perhaps a stepping stone toward a new beginning.   […]

Jocelyn Robert

L’il y a, 2016-2017 Video projection The video L’il y a is a self-portrait by artist Jocelyn Robert, in which other faces from various digital image banks slowly accumulate. In the context of the countless representations inundating our real and virtual worlds, the work questions the ways in which identity is constructed and transformed.   […]

Société Réaliste

U.N. Camouflage, 2012 Flags With the installation U.N. Camouflage, the French duo Société Réaliste is imagining a world without political or cultural borders. Amalgamating the flags of the 193 U.N. Member States, the work creates new emblems for a multi-coloured world community, united in its diversity.   Manif d’art would like to thank MAC VAL, […]

Mathieu Valade

Mythe et évidence, 2016-2017 Sculpture This sculpture by Mathieu Valade takes the form of an immense box of frosted glass. A light emanates from the interior, delineating the silhouette of a mythical creature, discernable but unrecognizable. The work’s content is thus revealed only through the imagination of the viewer.   Project undertaken in collaboration with […]

Educational and Cultural Activities

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec 179, Grande-Allée Ouest Quebec City mnbaq.org Guided visits Accompanied by a guide, walk through the central exhibition in the Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde to learn more about the works and artists involved in Manif d’art 8.   Dates: Starting February 18 Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – 1:30, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. […]

La P’tite Manif

As part of its cultural development activities, Manif d’art 8 is presenting a program designed for children. La P’tite Manif offers children and their families a wide range of activities at various sites throughout the city.   Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) 179, Grande-Allée Ouest Québec 418 643-2150 mnbaq.org Curiosities – Exhibition for the […]