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Manif d’art

Québec, Canada

Manif d’art

Manif d’art Specials by UiU:

La biennale de Québec / The Quebec City Biennial

With its distinct European flavour, Québec City is the veritable capital of French-speaking North America. This provincial capital and its surrounding areas are internationally known for outstanding landscapes, a trove of unique historical wealth and a vibrant cultural life. Québec City is the thriving base for numerous multidisciplinary artists who contribute to the city’s reputation as one of the Canada's top cultural centres.

The Manif d'art came into being to promote and present contemporary visual art in Québec City in the year 2000. Its unifying character rallies Québec City’s entire artistic community, including galleries, artist-run centres, museums and other cultural entities. It provides local artists and art groups with an international platform, while establishing a broad network for presentation and exchange elsewhere. The biennial is also a launching pad for emerging artists.

The Manif d’art’s wide-ranging program is developed around a central theme exclusive to each edition. In more than 30 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city, approximately 75 artists from Québec, Canada and abroad present work inspired by the theme. Emphasizing visual, media and applied arts, the Manif d’art’s program also includes satellite activities, such as creation workshops, guided tours, roundtables and open houses.



Manif d’art
600, côte d'Abraham
Québec G1R 1A1
Website / Email

Claude Bélanger
General and artistic director

Émilie Poracchia
Communications and Marketing Director

Previous editions:

Manif d’art 5
1 May - 13 June 2010
Catastrophe? Quelle Catastrophe!
Curator: Sylvie Fortin

Manif d’art 4
1 May - 15 June 2008
Toi / You, the Meeting
Curator: Lisanne Nadeau

Manif d’art 3
1 May - 12 June 2005
Curator: Patrice Loubier
Co-curator: André-Louis Paré

Manif d’art 2
1 - 31 May 2003
Happiness and Pretence
Curator: Bernard Lamarche

Manif d’art
1 September - 15 October 2000
Curator: Andrée Daigle

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