Jacynthe Carrier at the MNBAQ
for Québec City Biennial

February 18 — May 14, 2017

An unprecedented collaboration between Québec City Biennial, Manif d’Art 8, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will allow works by Jacynthe Carrier, BGL, Annette Messager, Christian Boltanski and others to fill four rooms of the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, dedicated to contemporary arts. Alexia Fabre, director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Val de Marne and curator of the biennial, borrowed its theme to the novel “The Art of Joy” by Goliarda Sapienza to explore the question of joy in its multiple, and sometimes conflicting, facets.

She explains: “In this difficult time, [when faced with a] wave of darkness that we all know to varying degrees, joy is particularly targeted, attacked, because it represents something very existential, culture, knowledge and conscience […] and I felt it had to be defended […]. There will be serious works as well, disturbing, insolent and poetic works that address topics of love, identity.”

Manif d’art will bring together for its 2017 edition nearly 100 artists from seven different countries, dispersed in 29 sites in Quebec City. This partnership will provide a world-class showcase for artists displayed in the MNBAQ, the major venue of the Biennial.

To consult the biennial’s website, please click here.


Press review

Desloges, Josianne. Manif d’art 8 : portrait de Jacynthe Carrier, Le Soleil, March 9
Charron, Marie-Ève. Au tour de la biennale de Québec de s’affirmer, Le Devoir, January 14

CNW Telbec, Nouvelles expositions – En 2017, le MNBAQ célèbrera L’Art de la joie et les collaborations avec la France , CNW Telbec, November 29
CNW Telbec, Rencontre ultime de 14 artistes internationaux, canadiens et québécois au MNBAQ pour la 8e biennale de Québec, CNW Telbec, October 25
Manif d’art 8 : collaboration avec le MNBAQ, Ici Radio-Canada, October 25