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Manif d'art 2012

Manif d'art 6, 2012

Manif d'art 6 – The Québec City Biennial

3 May - 3 June 2012

Artistic director: Claude Bélanger

Curator: Nicole Gingras

More than 80 participants

Photo Tour

Machines - The Shapes of Movement

From May 3 to June 3, 2012, the Manif d’art 6 invites visitors to embark on an artistic tour and participate in activities on the theme of Machines – The Shapes of Movement, chosen by curator Nicole Gingras. In adding satellite activities to the official selection, the Québec City biennial brings together more than 80 artists in nearly 30 venues in Québec City and surrounding areas.

The main lines of the Manif d’art 6 turn on a single word: machine, indistinguishable from movement. For this edition, various conceptual and physical takes on movement are being considered: the actions and reactions that machines set off, invent, suggest and anticipate. Multiple machines, mechanisms, devices, inventions and explorations are being celebrated. The participating artists are interested in images, sound, words, drawing, kinetic art, sound art, performance, cinema, video, animation, robotics, chance and chain reactions.

Artists / Official Selection

Ingrid Bachmann (Montréal, Canada); Thomas Bégin (Montréal, Canada); Jean-François Dugas + Jérôme Minière + Marie-Pierre Normand (Montréal, Canada); Yann Farley (Sainte-Justine, Canada); Mounir Fatmi (Tangier, Morocco / Paris, France); Louise Faure + Anne Julien (Paris, France); Arthur Ganson (Stoneham, USA); Jean-Pierre Gauthier (Montréal, Canada); Rube Goldberg (San Francisco / New York, USA); Brion Gysin + Ian Sommerville (Great Britain / Canada); Joseph Herscher (Brooklyn, USA); Kanta Horio (Tokyo, Japan); Larry Jordan (San Francisco, USA); Marla Hlady (Toronto, Canada); Diane Landry (Québec, Canada); Manon Labrecque (Montréal, Canada); Erika Lincoln (Winnipeg, Canada); François Mathieu (Saint-Sylvestre de Lotbinière, Canada); Norbert Möslang (Saint-Gall, Switzerland); Minibloc (Montréal, Canada); Diane Morin (Montréal, Canada); Toshimaru Nakamura (Tokyo, Japan); Diane Obomsawin (Montréal, Canada); Mark Pauline (Petaluma, USA); John Porter (Toronto, Canada); Pascal Robitaille (Québec, Canada); Ghislain Roy (Montréal, Canada); Jacques Samson (Québec, Canada); Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag (Berlin, Germany); Stansfield + Hooykaas (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Martin Tétreault (Montréal, Canada); Vromb (Montréal, Canada); Karel Zeman (Ostromer, Austo-Hungarian Empire / Prague, Czechoslovakia).


The work of these selected artists is presented at the event’s main site: Espace 400e Bell (100, Quai Saint-André, Québec).

The Manif d’art also counts on the support of its 14 collaborators to present the work of all the artists included in the event:
Antitube (presented at Musée de la Civilisation), Avatar, Engramme, Galerie des arts visuels, Grand Théâtre de Québec, La Bande Vidéo, LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE, Le lieu, L’Œil de Poisson, MATERIA, Musée de l’Amérique française, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Regart and VU PHOTO.


Organizer, contact:

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

Examples from the photo tour:

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