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Manif d’art 7 ends on a note of resistance and success!

Quebec City, Friday, June 6, 2014 – The 7th edition of Manif d’art – The Quebec City Biennial proved very popular. For five weeks, an estimated 157 000 visitors flocked to the exhibitions and took part in activities held in Quebec City, Lévis and Wendake, making this the most successful Manif d’art to date. The compelling theme, Resistance – And Then, We Built New Forms, appealed strongly to the public, who accepted the invitation extended by Curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon in droves. From May 3 to June 1, visitors saw exhibitions by more than 120 artists from the national and international art scene and participated in several activities at Espace 400e Bell, as well as at 35 indoor and outdoor venues.

“Visitors were able to further explore the notion of resistance through artwork inspired by current events and discover the various forms of resistance-based strategies, as proposed by the artists, that reflect and refract profound social, cultural and political changes that have impacted on our time,” says Chainey Gagnon.

Matthieu Dugal, Manif d’art 7 Spokesperson, is pleased that the theme was able to elicit such a strong reaction from the public. “Manif d’art succeeded by challenging us to think about a word often taken for granted: resistance, a figurative pebble in one’s shoe. In a world where everything is, in theory, accessible via the Internet, it’s still very ironic that it doesn’t take much for a cultural production to make waves. Manif was able to prove to us that it’s possible to be intelligently provocative.”

Manif d’art outdid itself since the previous edition in 2012 and took downtown by storm with seven striking outdoor works of art that were viewed by thousands of passers-by. Original pieces accounted for over 60% of the art displayed at the many exhibit venues, which were linked by four separate walking circuits. Hundreds of people followed the opening itinerary during the official launch of the biennial on May 3 and watched three memorable performances by Regina José Galindo, Julie Andrée T. and Les Fermières Obsédées.

This edition also set itself apart with a rich educational program by Yaël Filipovic, Cultural Outreach Co-ordinator, who implemented several opportunities for the public to be involved in demonstrations, discussions, guided tours and workshops. Among others, there were four evenings of freestyle sound and cinematographic performances organized by Guest Curator Érick d’Orion, who brought together media artists exploring the themes of resistance and community. The audience experienced the intensity of resistance through an intimate sound performance by renowned artists. Thanks to a partnership with the Gabrielle-Roy Library, where workshops were held for primary school and preschool-aged children, student participation jumped from 200 students in 2012 to 700 in 2014.

Executive and Artistic Director Claude Bélanger emphasizes the outstanding involvement of the Quebec City art community. “Manif d’art is so much more than exhibitions and activities; it also represents close co-operation between local organizations and artists. For five weeks, the city was transformed into a vast laboratory, where discoveries were made by the public and artists alike. Our event was the perfect venue to create new works of art and form artistic partnerships.”

Exhibitions still open to the public
Some of the Manif d’art exhibitions will still be open to the public after June 1: an original sculpture by artist Jean-Robert Drouillard at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec until September 14; L’art se trame en ville at Maison Hamel-Bruneau until June 15; Resistance: Idle No More! at theHuron-Wendat Museum until November 4; La p’tite Manif at the Gabrielle-Roy Library until June 8; and exhibitions in four Quebec City libraries, ending between June 8 and 15.

Official publication
To prolong the experience, the Resistance – And Then, We Built New Formscatalogue can be purchased from Manif d’art’s online boutique or at one of the following points of sale. This theoretical piece, produced during the organization of the biennial, was unveiled at the Manif d’art 7 Benefit Premiere Event on Friday, May 2, 2014. It includes a selection of theoretical texts on resistance and a colour portfolio of 36 artists chosen by Curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon.

Manif d’art 7 in figures
5 weeks
157 000 visitors
120 artists
8 countries
35 venues
Exhibition displays comprised more than 60% original works
7 outdoor installations
36 program partners
800 educational activity participants
214 people contributed to the event

Valued partners
This edition would not have been possible without the help of the 36 program partners, who helped make this international festival an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. This year, 16 co-presenters worked closely with the curator. There were also four special collaborators, along with 16 satellite organizations,who presented their own interpretation of resistance.

Manif d’art would also like to thank the following promotional partners for their generosity: the CSN for its role as associated partner of the biennial’s activities; ICI Québec for producing a Web series and the RTC for offering OPUS cardholders a discount on pins. Special thanks go to lg2 for its expertise in designing and producing advertising material for the event.

Press relations Quebec City and regions:
Marie-Ève Charlebois, Communications Sira ba
418-524-4648, marie-eve@sira-ba.com

Press relations Montreal:
Marie Marais, Press Agent
514-845-2821, marais@cooptel.qc.ca

Press relations outside Quebec:
Patrick Fournier, Director of Communications, Manif d’art
418-524-1917, communications@manifdart.org

(Français) Partenariat entre l’École des arts visuels de l’Université Laval et Manif d’art : Alain-Martin Richard sera professeur invité pour la session hiver-printemps 2014

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Québec, le mardi 17 décembre 2013 — L’École des arts visuels de l’Université Laval et la Faculté d’aménagement, d’architecture, d’art et de design sont fières d’annoncer la création d’un partenariat avec Manif d’art, la biennale internationale en art actuel de Québec. Cette nouvelle association permettra l’accueil d’un professeur invité pour la session d’hiver 2014 en la personne de Alain-Martin Richard.

La présence de Alain-Martin Richard dans les murs de l’École des arts visuels se concrétisera en un cours intitulé Activité spéciale — Professeur invité — De la manœuvre comme événement ou Quel est l’inverse d’une chaise?. Ce cours jettera les prémices d’un projet qui sera présenté lors de la septième édition de Manif d’art – La biennale de Québec qui se déroulera du 3 mai au 1er juin 2014 sous le thème Résistance – Et puis, nous avons construit de nouvelles formes et dont le commissariat a été confié à Vicky Chainey Gagnon.

Alain-Martin Richard vit et travaille à Québec. Artiste de la manœuvre et de la performance, il a présenté ses travaux en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et en Asie. Il poursuit en parallèle un travail de commissaire, de critique et d’essayiste. Il a publié dans de nombreuses revues des articles sur le théâtre, la performance, l’installation et la manœuvre. Membre des ex-collectifs Inter/Le Lieu, The Nomads, il est par ailleurs toujours actif avec Les Causes perdues et Folie/Culture. Ses productions se déploient souvent sur plusieurs plans de réalité comme dans l’Atopie textuelle (2000) et Le chemin pour Rosa (2006).

Ses dernières productions prennent appui sur la communauté locale et intègrent toujours des aspects singuliers de ce qu’il nomme le « paysage humain ». À chaque fois, il convient de découvrir de quelle manière le social s’inscrit dans l’espace public pour s’y déployer, avec ses résonnances politiques, économiques, libidinales.

L’École des arts visuels de l’Université Laval, par ce nouveau partenariat avec Manif d’art, est sans contredit un des principaux moteurs de la vitalité artistique de la ville de Québec. Cette nouvelle initiative le confirme encore une fois!

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Informations :
Jocelyn Robert, Directeur de l’École des arts visuels de l’Université Laval
jocelyn.robert@arv.ulaval.ca
418.656.2131, poste 3640

Source et relations auprès des médias :
CABAL Communications
cabalcom@sympatico.ca
418.524.3191 / 418.929.9391

Relations auprès des médias pour Manif d’art :
Marie-Ève Charlebois, Communications Sira ba
marie-eve@sira-ba.com
418.524.4648

Manif d’art returns at Espace 400e Bell from May 3 through June 1, 2014

Quebec City, Wednesday December 11, 2014 – The organizers of Manif d’art – the Quebec city Biennial confirm that their event is returning at the Espace 400e Bell in 2014. As its main site, the building located in the Old Port of Quebec City will host a sizeable exhibition with more than 10 visual and media arts artists. In all, the contemporary art festival will occupy over 30 indoor and outdoor sites from May 3 through June 1, 2014.

The guidelines of Manif d’art 7, as defined by curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon, will be deployed around the theme of Resistance – And Then, We Built New Forms. In each work of art and event, it is the political function of visual art, of cinema, of video and of performance which will be scrutinized.

The broad programming, targeting the curious as well as the connoisseurs, will be announced in April at a press conference in Quebec City.

Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec changes its name to Manif d’art
The organization Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec decided its name change and change of address should happen concurrently. From now on, this organization and the international biennial of contemporary art it hosts will share the same name: Manif d’art. This announcement was made by Manif d’art president Louis Masson during the unveiling of the organization’s new corporate image on Friday November 15, 2013.

Major biennial of contemporary art on the Canadian scene, Manif d’art – the Quebec city Biennial presents the work of nearly 100 artists originating from every horizon. Each edition comprises exhibits and a multitude of activities based around a central theme exclusive to that edition of the event. Over 30 cultural organizations help make this international festival an integral aspect of the Quebec City art scene.

Press relations Quebec and regions:
Marie-Ève Charlebois, Communications Sira ba
418-524-4648, marie-eve@sira-ba.com

Press relations Montréal:
Marie Marais, Press agent
514-845-2821, marais@cooptel.qc.ca

Press relations outside Quebec province:
Patrick Fournier, Director of Communications, Manif d’art
418-524-1917, communications@manifdart.org

Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec changes its name to Manif d’art

Quebec City, Monday, November 18, 2013 – The organization Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec decided its name change and change of address should happen concurrently. From now on, this organization and the international biennial of contemporary art it hosts will share the same name: Manif d’art. This announcement was made by Manif d’art president Louis Masson during the unveiling of the organization’s new corporate image last Friday evening. Manif d’art is one of the largest contemporary art festivals in Canada.

According to Masson, this is a natural and logical step for the organization. “The biennial has been expanding ever since it was first held in 2000; it has even become better known than the organization itself. That is why we wanted to eliminate any distinction between the organization and the event, which proved confusing in the past. Now, we will focus on promoting a strong Manif d’art brand that is positive and clearly recognizable.”

The corporate brand was reworked in association with the advertising agency lg2. The brand image and logo were completely rethought and will now appear together on all corporate documents. The new image and logo can be seen in the windows and on the door of Manif d’art offices at the Coopérative Méduse complex in Quebec City.

Manif d’art 7 – the Quebec City Biennial will be on the theme of resistance and be held from May 3 to June 1, 2014. The organizers are planning a program of stimulating exhibits and activities for this event.

Major biennial of contemporary art on the Canadian scene, Manif d’art – the Quebec city Biennial presents the work of nearly 100 artists originating from every horizon. Each edition comprises exhibits and a multitude of activities based around a central theme exclusive to that edition of the event. Over 30 cultural organizations help make this international festival an integral aspect of the Quebec City art scene. Manif d’art – the Quebec City Biennial program has something for everyone, from those simply curious about contemporary art to experts in the field. The next biennial will be held from May 3 to June 1, 2014, and be on the theme of resistance.

Contact:
Patrick Fournier
Director of Communications
Manif d’art
communications@manifdart.org
418 524-1917

(Français) Offre d’emploi étudiant : Adjoint aux communications/édition

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Il s’agit d’un contrat de 8 semaines. Le postulant doit être un étudiant à temps plein.

L’employé travaillera sous l’autorité de la commissaire de la Manif d’art 7 et du directeur des communications de MIAQ.

Description

  • Collecter les informations nécessaires à la rédaction des documents en lien avec le catalogue de la Manif d’art 7;
  • Rédaction et adaptation des biographies des artistes;
  • Rédaction et adaptation des textes destinés aux panneaux didactiques;
  • Effectuer le suivi avec les artistes et la commissaire.

Exigences

  • Excellente capacité de rédaction;
  • Expérience en communication;
  • Connaissance en arts visuels actuels;
  • Bonne connaissance de l’environnement informatique Macintosh et des logiciels Word, FileMaker et Excel;

Scolarité : formation universitaire en communication publique, en art ou en histoire de l’art.

Langue : excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais

Compétences et habiletés nécessaires

  • Capacité à partager l’information
  • Initiative
  • Tolérance au stress
  • Sens des responsabilités
  • Respect des délais
  • Bon sens de l’organisation;
  • Travail bien en équipe;
  • Apprends rapidement;
  • Excellent entregent;
  • Autonome;
  • Capable de confidentialité;
  • Créativité.

Conditions

  • Salaire offert : à discuter
  • Nombre d’heures par semaine : 35 heures
  • Statut d’emploi : contrat de 8 semaines.
  • Date prévue d’entrée en fonction : 1er juillet 2013.

Prière d’envoyer votre candidature avant le 14 juin 2013 pour 17h00 à admin@manifdart.org et l’adresser à Mme Lorinne Larouche.

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