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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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, […]