Manif d'art 7 - The Quebec city biennal

From May 3 to June 1, 2014

Curator and theme

Vicky Chainey Gagnon

Resistance is a socially undesirable characteristic but one that is nonetheless an integral part of our contemporary lives. As issues arise, we are regularly confronted with our own values, resulting more often than we might expect in emphatic opposition to authority and a profound desire for change. Resistance means building internal strength and living lives that can resist decisions and actions we find to be immoral or unethical. Art, like any person, is an important vector for social change.


  • 120 artists from 9 different countries
  • 35 indoor and outdoor exhibition locations in Quebec City
  • 157,000 art lovers
  • More than 60% unseen works

Artists of the official selection

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Marc-Antoine Côté

Il/elle n’a pas de nom, 2014, aluminium.

Giorgia Volpe

Résilience, 2014, intervention in situ : techniques mixtes.

Juan Ortiz-Apuy

This sleep, full of folded dreams, 2014, multimedia installation .

Mathieu Beauséjour

This is Not a Riot, 2011, audio installation.

Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge

Calling the Shots, 2002, video.

Justin A. Langlois

The Academy of Tactical Resistance, 2014, installation.

Claire Fontaine

Capitalism kills (love), 2008, tubes fluorescents, lampes, cadre métallique, échafaudage, câbles et dispositif clignotant.

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