Educational Program
Educational Program

Educational Program

Workshops

Engramme

510, côte d’Abraham
Québec, Québec
Canada

Disseminate and Resist: A popular education screen-printing workshop and discussion

MontagneRouge-visuel1

Presented by Manif d’art

In this twofold discussion-workshop, participants will explore the role of design in public space and its impact within public protests. Éliot B. Lafrenière of the École de la Montagne Rouge artist collective and Tina Carlisi, artist and curator, will share their reflections on their practice and lead a discussion on questions of engagement through design. As part of this event, participants will try their hand at screen-printing and learn the basic skills of printmaking.

Guests
Éliot B. Lafrenière of the École de la Montagne Rouge artist collective and Tina Carlisi, artist and curator

This activity is offered in French only.

Espace 400e Bell

100, Quai Saint-André
Québec, Québec
G1K 3A9
Canada

Agit P.O.V. : Hack your bike workshop

AgitPOV-visuel

Presented by Manif d’art

Inspired by the practice of tactical media that intervenes in the urban fabric, the Agit P.O.V. (Petit Objet de Vélo or Little Bicycle Object) is a micro-project for hacking your bicycle that uses the retinal persistence effect as well as the practices of Russian avant-garde (Agit-prop) to encourage speech in the public sphere. Agit P.O.V. proposes the appropriation of the street and the poetical/political weight that words in the public sphere can take on. Technically inspired by Limor Fried’s (LadyAda) SpokePOV, a modest 12 LED circuit, a microcontroller and a battery attached to the spokes of a bicycle wheel, in addition to adequate programming and the physical energy of the cyclist, suffice to illuminate the street and silently participate in shaking up the city.

A collective performance will take place at the end of the workshop.

Guests
Alexandre Castonguay, visual and media arts professor (UQAM), founding member of the Artengine media lab
Thomas Ouellet Frédéricks, independent artist and teacher
Mariángela Aponte Núñez, transdisciplinary artist

Saturday, May 31 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 1 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a micro-revolution (bike outing)

With the pin $27
Without the pin $30
(for both days, including material)

Please bring your bike
Limited places, reservation required
Reservation: 418 524-1917
This activity is offered in French only.

Bar-Coop L’Agitée

251, rue Dorchester
Québec, Québec
G1K 5Z9
Canada

*Canceled* Civil disobedience: A workshop on non-violent direct-action and citizen action

Desobeissance_visuel

Presented by Manif d’art

The civil rights movement, the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and the Printemps Quebecois have demonstrated the potential and downfall of public protest. What lessons and design cues can we draw from these recent experiences? How can we move from powerless protest to effective resistance? This workshop will explore the strategic principles of non-violent direct action as well as what has contributed to successful acts of resistance.

Guests
Phillippe Duhamel and Marie-Ève Leduc (One-Generation Moratorium Campaign)

Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With the pin $8
Without the pin $10

Reservation required, limited places.
A minimum of 20 participants is required for the activity to take place.
Reservation: 418 524-1917

Devant la Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy

350, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec, Québec
Canada

Invasion passagère

Collective intervention workshop for the large audience

Presented by Manif d’art in collaboration with Bibliothèque de Québec

During the biennial, come meet the Manif d’art team at the esplanade de la bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy to create a dynamic collective artwork ! Leave an inspired trace !

With stencils of various shapes, participants are invited to paint on the pavement outside the library, with washable paint. Each participant must trace a new shape right against those already painted, to create a massive collective mosaic that will take over the space. All along the workshop, photographers will document the intervention, featuring participants on the pavements among the new shapes.

Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7

Ongoing activity

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free

For people of all ages

Meetings

Auditorium of the musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Québec, Québec
Canada

Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

Free

What does resistance mean for us today?

Discursive discussion

Presented by Manif d’art

While “resistance” and “revolt” are commonly employed as positive terms, “recalcitrance” has overwhelmingly negative connotations. It defines a stubborn, obstinate, and at times even passive-aggressive or lazy attitude. How should we describe our current society’s position on social and political confrontations? This interdisciplinary conversation will discuss how the notion of resistance has changed in the 21st century and if it should be understood in positive or negative terms.

Guests
Pierre Allard and Annie Roy, artists and cofounders of ATSA – Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable
Claude Vaillancourt, writer and president of ATTAC-Québec
Geneviève Chevalier, artist, curator and Ph.D. student in Arts studies and practices (UQAM)

Moderator
Guy Sioui Durand, sociologist, art critic and independant curator

This activity is offered in French only.

Espace 400e Bell

100, Quai Saint-André
Québec, Québec
G1K 3A9
Canada

Where is globalization and neoliberalism taking us to?

Discursive discussion

Presented by Manif d’art

In the last five years, numerous art organisations have presented and analysed various issues related to the current economic crisis. For most of us who go on living relatively comfortable lives, these preoccupations remain superficial. How should we, in the art world, react to the current capitalism and its economic violence? Is survival a sufficient strategy? What will be its legacy? This discussion will address contemporary problems faced by artists and cultural creatives, to develop an analysis that goes beyond the more institutional experiences and talks on contemporary social failures.

Guests
Christian Nadeau, professor, Université de Montréal
Guillaume Hébert, IRIS (Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques) Christian Poirier, researcher, INRS Urbanisation Culture et Sociétés
Jacques Létourneau, President, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

Moderator
Ève Lamoureux, Ph.D. in Political Science (Université Laval), professor at the History of Art department, UQAM

This activity is offered in French only.

Café Babylone

181, rue Saint-Vallier Est
Québec, Québec
Canada

Artists in resistance mode! Living off of your art is hard!

Round Table

Presented by the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV)

The current context of our society (globalisation, ever increasing media exposure, new technologies, etc.) has produced a new type of artist: the “artist entrepreneur”. Artistic creation and business, two concepts in theory foreign to each other, suddenly seem complementary. So how does an artist make a living nowadays? A discussion with the audience will follow.

Guests
Manon Pelletier, visual artists and president of the RAAV
Pascale Bédard, Sociologist of the arts and culture
Paul Béliveau, artist entrepreneur

Moderator
Carole Baillargeon, visual artist

This activity is offered in French only.

Wednesday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Free

Reservation: reception@raav.org

Guided Visits

Espace 400e Bell

100, Quai Saint-André
Québec, Québec
G1K 3A9
Canada

Guided tours of the main site

90 minutes

Tuesday to Friday upon reservation (at least 24 hours ahead)

Departure times for Saturdays and Sundays:
10:30 am, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
No reservation required

For groups of 10 people or more, reservation required at all times

Guided tours of the main site

Presented by Manif d’art
With professional interpreter guides. In French at all times, in English by request

Coopérative Méduse

Corridor du rez-de-chaussée
541, rue de Saint-Vallier Est
Québec, Québec
Canada

Guided tours of Coopérative Méduse

Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Reservation required

Guided tours of Coopérative Méduse

Presented by VU PHOTO

VU center welcomes groups for free guided tours of the exhibits at Coopérative Méduse. Please contact Gentiane La France at 418 640-2585 or at accueil@vuphoto.org to plan a customized visit.

Quartier Saint-Roch

Parvis de l’église Saint-Roch
Rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec, Québec
Canada

Outdoor guided tour Saint-Roch

Departure at Parvis de l’église Saint-Roch (Saint-Roch Church square) at 1 p.m. for a 3-hour or so tour. Tour cancelled in case of really bad weather.

Sundays May 18 and May 25 at 1 p.m.
Saturday May 24 at 1 p.m.

With the pin $5
Without the pin $7

Reservations are made at francoisgosselincouillard@hotmail.com

Saint-Roch, une histoire populaire

Presented by François G. Couillard

Walk through the neighborhood with your guide and discover the hotspots of past working class struggles, the remains of Îlot Fleurie and of Quebec City’s Chinatown, the old workers’ houses and the social housings gained by the Comité de citoyens de l’Aire 10 (low-income and coop housings).

Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Departure at parc de l’Amérique française, at the intersection of Saint-Amable and Claire-Fontaine streets.

Outdoor guided tour Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Duration: 1:30
Tour cancelled in the event of really bad weather

Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m.

Free

30 persons maximum. Reservation required.
Reservation: Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, 418 522-0454
Information: unehistoirepopulaire.net

Le Faubourg, une histoire populaire
Outdoor guided tour

Presented by the Comité populaire Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Seen by many as the last working class neighborhood in Uptown Quebec City (Haute-Ville), the Saint-Jean faubourg has a long heritage of social struggles. Along this walking guided tour, you will get a better understanding of the way citizen mobilizations have shaped the urban environment in which we live today. From the first coop housings to the protection of green spaces, from resistance acts against the Summit of the Americas to school secularism, we are taking you on a journey at the heart of a neighborhood like no other, where solidarity equals diversity.