MANIF D’ART 4 – TOI/YOU La rencontre

La biennale de Québec
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    Association de création et diffusion sonores et électroniques AVATAR presents

    Photo : © Siebren Versteeg
    Works by Siebren Versteeg (Neither There Nor There, 2005, Boom, 2007)
    [Video installation]
    Siebren Versteeg (USA)
    May 1 to May 25, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 8 p.m.
    Boom (Fresher Acconci): The program utilizes an Internet protocol to continually post arbitrary images from a looped video taken from The Red Tapes by Vito Acconci, 1976. Neither There Nor There: A single image of the artist moves continuously between two screens in an attempt to reconstruct itself pixel by pixel without success.


    Acknowledgements: the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts and des lettres du Québec, the City of Québec and members of Avatar.


    La Bande Vidéo Centre de création en arts médiatiques presents

    Photo : © Martin Bureau
    Les terrains contraires, 2008
    [Video installation]
    Martin Bureau (Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Québec) and Luc Renaud (Québec, Québec)
    May 2 to June 15, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 8 p.m./td>
    Two cathode screens face one another and relay images in a dialogue of opposites. Territory is the issue underscoring the audio-visual tension. The scenes oppose virgin territories to those that are saturated, harnessed. Meetings can also evoke the impossibility of agreement.


    Acknowledgements: Collaborators and Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec


    The Centre d’exposition de Baie-Saint-Paul and the Manif d’art present

    Photo : © Paquebot design
    Fifteen Years of the Prix Videre: 25 visual art recipients from Québec City, 2008
    [Group exhibition]
    Patrick Altman, Danielle April, Paul Béliveau, BGL, Ivan Binet, Martin Bureau, Dgino Cantin, Blaise Carrier-Chouinard, François Chevalier, Claudie Gagnon, Marcel Jean, Branka Kopecki, Paul Lacroix, Diane Landry, Lauréat Marois, Marcel Marois, François Mathieu, Hélène Matte, Christian Messier, Richard Mill, Jean-Pierre Morin, David Naylor, Gabriel Routhier, Jean-Philippe Roy, Natalie Roy
    June 14 to October 13, 2008
    Opening June 14, 2008 at 3 p.m.
    Fifteen Years of the Prix Videre presents a profile of 25 artists who have won a Prix Videre, inaugurated in 1993 and given to Québec City artists in the context of the Prix d’excellence des arts and de la culture.


    Le Centre MATERIA présente

    Photo : © Roger Côté
    …des territoires ferblantés!
    Des quoi?
    Des paysages matricés!
    Ah! Des natures mortes?!
    Oui, qui ne bougent pas…
    , 2008
    Ludovic Boney, Marc-Antoine Côté and Jean-Robert Drouillard (members of the cooperative Le Bloc5) (Québec, Québec)
    April 3 to May 25, 2008
    Opening April 3 at 5 p.m.
    Relating to the themes of meeting, fiction, enticements and the Other, these pieces were created with space in mind. Although distinct, the sculptures relate to one another and become an installation, forming a narrative and theatrical ensemble shown here for the first time.


    Centre Matéria wishes to thank the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, the City of Québec, the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec et the CLD de Québec.


    The Cercle on Saint-Joseph presents

    Photo : © Yvan Binet
    Nocturnes, 2008
    [Paint sticks and spray paint]
    Félix LeBlanc (Québec, Québec)
    May 1 to June 2, 2008
    Opening May 1 at 10 p.m.
    Félix LeBlanc, who also works under the name flexiB, presents Nocturnes, a site-specific piece made with paint sticks and spray paint. Representing a wide variety of subjects taken from an amalgamation of references that range from wild expression to scientific illustrations to comics strips, the artist proposes a playful rereading of familiar visual data to create a busy pictorial transposition of the life and music of Frederic Chopin.


    La Chambre Blanche presents

    Photo : © Els Vanden Meersch
    Intérieurs exclus, 2008
    Els Vanden Meersch (Belgium)
    May 16 to June 15, 2008
    Opening May 23 at 8 p.m.
    To create his installations, Els Vanden Meersch reformulates architectural spaces by casting a disembodied look at them. Visitors are immersed in a paranoid and claustrophobic atmosphere.


    Collectif Regart and Wagon art itinérant present

    Photo : © Martin Côté
    Nord-Sud, 2008
    [Sculptures, soundtrack, video installation]
    Geneviève Chevalier (Eastman, Québec), Richard Ferron (Baie-Comeau, Québec), Pierre-Yves Freund (France), Julie Picard (Boischatel, Québec), Julie Andrée T. (Sagard, Québec), José Luis Torres (Montmagny, Québec), Myriam Lambert (Québec, Québec)
    May 1 to June 15, 2008
    Opening May 4 in three locations:
    1:30 p.m. at Collectif Regart; 2:30 p.m. on the Québec-Lévis ferry; 3:30 p.m. at the Maison Fornel
    Arousing meeting and exchange, the group exhibition Nord-Sud is simultaneously presented in Lévis and Québec City. The artworks are deployed on either side of the St. Lawrence River, thereby associating the two shores in a common project.
    *Presented on the ferries.


    Acknowledgements: the City of Québec, the City of Lévis, partners and sponsors


    Engramme, centre de production et de diffusion en estampe actuelle presents

    Photo : © Véronique La Perrière M.
    Dix rendez-vous et un petit drame, 2006
    [Prints and video]
    Véronique La Perrière M. (Montréal, Québec)
    April 19 to May 25, 2008
    Opening April 18 at 5 p.m.
    The exhibition presents a series of prints realized during an artist’s residency at the Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking in Finland. The work is based on stories that the artist gathered among residents of the local Finnish community.


    Acknowledgements: the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, the Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking and the Arts Council of Finland.


    The Galerie des arts visuels of Université Laval, Main Film and the Manif d’art present

    Photo : © Main film
    Capsules-mémoire, 2007
    [Installation, Super-8 film]
    Robin Aubert, René Bail, Nancy Baric & Nicolas Renaud, Céline Baril, Kara Blake, Patrick Boivin, Serge Cardinal, Jeanne Crépeau, François Delisle, Claude Demers, Denys Desjardins, Wassili Dudan & Sylvie Peguiron, Carlos Ferrand, Nikki Forest, Skawennati Tricia Fragnito, Dominic Gagnon, Anne Golden, Caroline Hayeur, Nelson Henricks, Rodrigue Jean, Lucie Lambert, Karl Lemieux, Sylvain L’Espérance, Catherine Martin, Julie Perron, Élise Simard, Steven Woloshen (Montréal, Québec) and Henri Louis Chalem (Québec, Québec)
    April 24 to May 14, 2008
    Opening April 24 at 5 p.m.
    Capsules-mémoire is an invitation to discover 28 30-second Super-8 capsules installed in small viewing stations where the “solitary” viewer meets each artist. The project was presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise in the spring of 2007 and will subsequently tour five Québec cities in 2008.


    Acknowledgements: the Conseil des arts and des lettres du Québec, the Cinémathèque québécoise, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Montréal Arts Council.


    The Collection Loto-Québec, the Galerie des arts visuels of Université Laval and the Manif d’art present

    Repérage, Collection Loto-Québec, 2008
    [Group exhibition]
    Karole Biron, Éveline Boulva, Ève Cadieux, Cooke-Sasseville, Lucienne Cornet, Florent Cousineau, Don Darby, Véronique Isabelle, François Lamontagne, Jean-Marc Mathieu-Lajoie, Lucie Lefebvre, Sophie Privé, Carlos Sainte-Marie, Reno Salvail, Chantal Séguin, Helga Schlitter, Nathalie Thibault, Bill Vincent, Giorgia Volpe,… (Québec, Québec)
    May 28 to June 15, 2008
    Opening May 29 at 5 p.m.
    Repérage brings together the work of twenty professional artists from Québec City in the context of the regional art acquisition program of Collection Loto-Québec. The exhibition allows the government corporation to buy the work of local artists and incites collectors and the general public to follow suite. Through the diversity and quality of the work presented, Repérage is a reference point for visual arts in Québec City, profiling regional creation based on research and experimentation.


    Galerie Lacerte art contemporain presents

    Photo : © Guy L’Heureux
    L’Étoile qui illumine et tue, 2008
    [Painting, drawing, sculpture]
    Carlos Quintana (Cuba)
    May 23 to June 16, 2008
    Opening May 23 at 5 p.m.
    The exhibition unites 15 recent pieces representing characters that merge in a common meditative expression whose equilibrium and spirituality reflect Cuban roots. An adept of the Yoruba religion and the Oriental world in general, Quintana leads us to a meeting place of the sacred and profane.


    Galerie Le 36 presents

    Photo : © Eva Jean
    Paires de pairs, 2008
    [Drawing, sculpture, photography, video and web art]
    Marcel Jean, Diane Létourneau, Slobodan Radosavljevic-Boban (Québec, Québec)
    May 1 to June 15, 2008
    Opening June 13 at 5 p.m.
    The project Paires de pairs addresses the theme of meeting based on the concept of experience: inhabiting a space—the gallery—and provoking a dialogue between drawing, sculpture, video and web art. A piece in continual development throughout the Manif d’art 4.


    L’Institut Canadien de Québec, the Collectif Réparation de Poésie and the Manif d’art present

    Photo : © Giovani Stradada
    The Meeting/Québec City’s 400th Anniversary
    [International exhibition of mail art]
    Varied artists
    May 23 to June 16, 2008
    Meeting with Jean-Claude Gagnon, project instigator on Thursday May 8 at 3 p.m.
    Saint-Jean-Baptiste library
    The Meeting/Québec City’s 400th Anniversary brings together the mail art of 100 artists from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Uruguay, etc. Deployed around the theme of the meeting, the artwork was received following a call for submissions sent to the four corners of the planet. Mail art is not a common artistic practice in Québec but it is very popular in Europe and South America. This original form of art can boast of revitalizing postal communication in the age of email.


    L’Institut Canadien de Québec and the Manif d’art present

    Photo : © alternative productions
    "La rencontre imprévue", 2008
    [Outdoor painting]
    Karl Heinz Brenke, Mathieu Lamoureux, Mathieu Laroche, Louis-David Létourneau, Justin Roy, Alex Sovitch (artists of the gallery “morgan bridge”) (Québec, Québec)
    April 26 to October 31, 2008
    Opening May 4 at 11 a.m.
    Outside the Gabrielle-Roy library
    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gabrielle-Roy library, six artists of the gallery “morgan bridge” are invited to create a mural in front that will be presented outside the library from May 4 to October 31, 2008. Mixing graffiti-inspired styles, the artists will produce the mural live in the library’s gallery from April 26 to May 3. The theme: the Gabrielle-Roy library, a meeting place.


    The Lieu presents

    Photo : © Antoinette de Robien
    La Reconquête : Enfer, Purgatoire, Paradis
    Domingo Cisneros (Mexico)
    May 2 to May 18, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 5 p.m.
    Running against the grain of the official festivities celebrating the Conquest and the 400th anniversary of the city of Québec, the Aboriginal artist Domingo Cisneros is presenting his most recent triptych La Reconquête. An installation highlighting three stages of experience for First Nations: hell, purgatory and paradise.


    Acknowledgements: the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


    L’Œil de poisson presents

    Photo : © uniform
    L’oreille dans l’œil, 2007
    [Mixed media]
    Curator : Sébastien Cliche (Montréal, Québec)
    May 2 to June 1, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 8 p.m.


    Grande Galerie
    Artists : Alfonso Arzápalo (Mexico), Nelson Henricks (Montréal, Canada), Caroline Lathan-Stiefel (USA), Gwenaël Bélanger, Patrice Duhamel, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, uniform (Montréal, Québec)
    Musicians : aRTIST oF tHE yEAR, Jackie Gallant, Diane Labrosse, (Montréal, Canada), Jérôme Minière (Montréal, Québec), Montag (Vancouver, Canada), Van Stiefel (USA), Galerie Stratique (Québec, Québec)

    Petite Galerie
    Artist : Diane Borsato (Toronto, Canada)
    Musician : Ryan Driver (Toronto, Canada)

    Eight artists were invited to realize a piece/score that questions the interface between sight and sound. Each score was then given to a musician to interpret. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on how sound is represented and on the process of interpretation.


    The curator wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, Galerie Clark and Gallery 101.


    The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents

    Photo : © Sandra Lynn Bélanger
    Faire du temps, 2008
    [Art action]
    Sylvie Cotton (Montréal, Québec)
    April 24 to June 15, 2008
    Opening April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    Sylvie Cotton will create a developing piece in the cellblock of Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé. Alone or accompanied, she will lock herself into a cell of the former prison for several consecutive hours on 12 separate days throughout the event, exploring the notions of isolation, retreat and inner work.


    VU, centre de diffusion and de production de the photographie presents

    Photo : © Jacqueline Salmon
    A – American Space


    Géocalligraphies, 2007-2008
    [Photographic installation]
    Jacqueline Salmon (France)
    May 2 to June 8, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 8 p.m.

    In an artist’s residence at VU, Jacqueline Salmon traveled by water among the islands of the St. Lawrence River. This important French photographer presents an impressive installation incorporating sketches, notes, profile views and details of his journey.


    Acknowledgements: The French General Consulate in Québec City

    Photo : © Pierre Gauvin
    B – European Space


    Normand à Québec, 2007
    [Silver photography]
    Pierre Gauvin (Montréal, Québec)
    May 2 to June 8, 2008
    Opening May 2 at 8 p.m.

    In an artist’s residence at VU, Pierre Gauvin shot scenes of the city using a character with primate-like features named Normand. In a Frankenstein-like mode, using strange subjects, Gauvin examines the possibilities of hiding or revealing oneself in contemporary society. He questions the interchangeability of identity through the use of a playful alter ego that serves as a mask.