August 5, 2009 - Manif d’art – Quebec City Biennial - A Québécois at Vento Sul (Brazil) Biennial
August 5, 2009

A Québécois at Vento Sul (Brazil) Biennial

A Québécois at Vento Sul (Brazil) Biennial
Jean-Yves Vigneau

L’équation de l’eau (A equação de água)
August 8th – October 11th 2009

Bienal Vento Sul
Opera de Arame
R. João Gava, s/n.º – Pilarzinho
Curitiba, Brésil
info [​at​] manifdart.org

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www.bienalventosul.com.br

With the collaboration of Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, Quebec artist Jean-Yves Vigneau will be presenting his work at the fifth edition of Vento Sul, the Brazilian biennial in contemporary visual arts. L’équation de l’eau (A equação de água), a brilliant work resulting from a quest about the representation of water, will be exhibited for the first time from August 8th to October 11th 2009, at the Arama Opera House, in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. The artwork is part of a programme gathering, this year, the work of a hundred artists from 29 different countries.

Pascale Bureau, from Manifestation internationale d’art the Quebec, will take that opportunity to fly over to Brazil in order to give a lecture about the Manif d’art, Quebec city art biennial. As part of the programme for the Brazilian biennial, that lecture will be presented on Thursday, August 6th 2009, at 5.30 pm, at the Paço da Liberdade in the city of Curitiba, Brazil.

The opening for Vento Sul biennial will be held on August 8th. At the end of the event, the artworks of the biennial, including Jean-Yves Vigneau’s, will be taken on a South-American tour during winter 2009-2010.

L’équation de L’eau (A equação de água)
Suggested by Jean-Yves Vigneau, L’équation de l’eau (A equação de água) approaches in its own way the theme chosen for that fifth edition of Vento Sul: Big water : the Altered Maps. The artist sets up a “mental representation of water, of scientific appearance, with seemingly no emotion, as would be a map or a plan. However, far from an arid formula, L’équation de l’eau becomes, once set on the lake where the Curitiba opera house is reflected, a screen or a mirror where everyone gets to read his own reflections. It coats itself in poetry and artistic references while stretching out at the bottom of the bridge like Monet’s water lilies in Water Lily Pond”.

Jean-Yves Vigneau
Born in the Magdalen Islands, Jean-Yves Vigneau studied fine arts at the University of Moncton and the University of Quebec in Montreal. His work includes sculpture, in situ, installation, video, drawing and photography. The landscape and culture of islands shaped his view of the world and continue to provide the main backdrop for his artistic practice. Many times the recipient of grants from the Quebec Council of Arts and Letters and the Canada Council for the Arts, Jean-Yves Vigneau has presented many solo exhibitions, participated in numerous art symposiums, and produced a dozen or so permanent works in public spaces. He has worked as an instructor at the University of Quebec in Gatineau and the University of Ottawa. Artistic director of the artist-run centre AXE NÉO-7 in Gatineau for several years, he acted as président of the artists-run centresthe AXE NÉO-7, DAIMÔN and AdMare. He also assuned the presidency of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ). He has curated a number of events, including Les Gondoles d’artistes in Gatineaul in 2000 and the art symposium Les islomanes in the Magdalen Islands in 2004. He has also produced a number of publications, including Le livre de bord des Islomanes in 2006.

Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec
Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec is a non-profit organization and a recognized charitable organization. Its primary mandate is to promote research and experimental art by showcasing cutting-edge major trends in visual art from Québec, Canada and abroad. The organization presents, every two years, the Manif d’art, Quebec city art biennial.

Jean-Yves Vigneau
L’équation de l’eau (A equação de água)
August 8th to October 11th 2009
Bienal Vento Sul
Opera de Arame
R. João Gava, s/n.º – Pilarzinho
Curitiba, Brésil

www.manifdart.org

www.bienalventosul.com.br

Information : Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec / 418.524.1917 / info@manifdart.org

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