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Call for Proposals

The Manifestation internationale d'art de Québec is inviting visual artists from all disciplines to submit portfolios, with proposals for existing or previously unseen work related to this edition's theme: Happiness and Pretence.

Required Documents:
  • Approximately 10 slides of recent work with an accompanying descriptive list
  • An artist’s résumé
  • A brief artist’s statement
  • A press kit
  • A presentation of the project: description, sketch (or other visual documentation), a short text outlining the project’s relationship to the theme
  • A self-addressed stamped return envelope

Submission deadline:

February 17, 2003 (postmark bearing witness)

Send to:

Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec
Appel de dossiers
541, rue De St-Vallier Est
Québec (Québec)  G1K 3P9

Happiness and Pretence*

As in its first edition, we want the MANIFESTATION to be marked by a festive atmosphere. And we have decided to broach the theme along three main vectors that we believe indissoluble. The first is the criticism of happiness: its hidden face, its bankruptcy, its blindness. Then there is the sheer joy of expression, because the word happiness can also designate “an artistic effect that, through its intensity, contrasts with the extreme simplicity of its means, imparting an impression of spontaneous and almost accidental success¨1 Finally, and according to its closest definition, happiness is simply good fortune.

1- Souriau, Étienne. Vocabulaire d’esthétique, Paris, PUF

* See the complete description of the theme:

Contact : Caroline Flibotte
(418) 524-1917 carolinef.manifestation@meduse.org