November 8, 2020 - Manif d’art – Quebec City Biennial - Manif d'art 10 - The Quebec city Biennial postponed to winter 2022
November 8, 2020

Manif d’art – Quebec City Biennial

Taken during the openning of Manif d'art 9 - The Quebec city Biennial. Photo: Renaud Philippe.

Manif d'art 10 - The Quebec city Biennial postponed to winter 2022
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Manif d'art is postponing the 10th edition of The Quebec City Biennial which is produced in collaboration with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The event was originally scheduled for winter (2021). Due to the current global pandemic, the organizers have come to the difficult conclusion to postpone this event until the Winter of 2022. Manif d'art is conscious of the impact of such a decision on everyone involved including the team of Manif d’art as well as the MNBAQ and sincerely regrets the postponement of this year’s event. The health of our employees, of our collaborators, of our artists and our public are our absolute priority. At this time, the postponement is the most responsible and reasonable option.

It should be noted that all the travel restrictions between countries has made the travel to Québec for Curator Steven Matijicio and all international artist who are taking part in this unique event much more complicated. Added to this is the uncertainty surrounding the opening of our venues of The Quebec city Biennial. This includes the current closure of the MNBAQ as well as the closure of other spaces belonging to our partner artist centers under the new guidelines issued by the Direction de la Santé Publique (DSP). With all this in mind, the planning of this 10th edition has become very complex if not almost impossible.

Manif d’art and the MNBAQ are promising their loyal fans that they plan to return in the winter of 2022 with exceptional programming that will certainly reward their patience and satisfy their search for discoveries. Steven Matijicio joins the two organizations to plan for a fast recovery of once the global pandemic has passed so we can return to celebrating the arts in all forms.

Manif d’art – The Quebec city biennial
Major Biennial in the Canadian contemporary art scene, Manif d’art – The Quebec city Biennial is the only winter biennale in North America to present the works of more than 100 international, national, and local artists. The exhibitions and activities that are offered follow an exclusive and central theme that changes every year. Since it premiere in the fall of 2000, more than 50 cultural organizations have contributed to make this international festival an experience not to be missed. Every year, the Manif d’art’s program attracts both curious first timers and visual arts connoisseurs. Manif d’art has been collaborating with the MNBAQ for the past four years beginning with Manif d’art 8 – The Quebec city Biennial (2017).

Located in the heart of one of the most marvellous parks in the world, National Battlefields Park, is the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. This museum hosts a one of a kind complex combining art, architecture, and nature. The Museum’s expansive collection, which includes more than 40,000 works beginning in the 17th century, is displayed in four separate pavilions. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints are featured in different exhibitions in the historical art pavilion while the works of leading artists such as Jean-Paul Lemieux, Alfred Pellan, Fernand Leduc and Jean-Paul Riopelle shine in the modern art pavilion. Inaugurated in June of 2016, the fourth pavilion highlights Québec’s contemporary art collection from 1960 onward and includes Inuit art, decorative arts, and design. The glass pyramid connects all four pavilions and offers a discovery area for children.

Émilie Poracchia, Director of Communications and Marketing
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