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 […]