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A Word from the Director

La Manif d’art has once more ended on a positive note and a public interested in skimming or delving into the second edition of the event has not been disappointed.

Throughout the entire month of May, more than 26,000 people visited the exhibitions and multiple activities that made up the biennial, whose theme was “Happiness and Pretence.”

Numerous exhibitions held in several venues showed the work of more than 50 artists from Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Chili. Satellite activities attracted spectators interested in forms of expression that ranged from a literary recital and thematic march to dance, music, video, cinema, installation, workshops for youth, lunch hour rendezvous with artists, performance, musical improvisation, and more.

Québec City’s contemporary art milieu joined our team to put together an outstanding programme. In addition to making the event as electrifying as it was, the participation of 23 collaborating groups, galleries and organizations made it possible to extend our investigation into contemporary art and, at the same time, multiply international exchanges.

Special thanks go out to our collaborators, and to the partners, artists and public without whom the second edition of the Manif d’art would never have achieved such resounding success.

Claude Bélanger
Artistic and General Director