Québec City, February 3, 2003 – At a press conference held today to present the second edition of the Manif d’art, the Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec launched a catalogue highlighting its first edition. In the fall of 2000, no less than 20,000 people visited the various sites of this biannual event dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art.
At the Manif’s first edition, 36 artists from Québec, Canada and Europe showed work, most of it previously unseen, in 13 locations throughout the city’s Saint-Roch district. Special activities complemented the exhibitions, among them a luminigraphic projection by Jorge Orta, a new multidisciplinary creation by Claudie Gagnon, and creative recycling workshops for young people given by Florent Veilleux. Open to a multiplicity of contemporary forms of visual expression, the Manif d’art featured installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and design. The axis around which all these disciplines revolved was the theme of Ornamentation.
Put together by Paquebot design, responsible for the Manif’s visual identity, the catalogue provides an overview of works presented in the fall of 2000. It also includes colloquium proceedings, artist biographies and a text by Andrée Daigle, curataor of the first Manif d’art.
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Information : Karine Villeneuve