Co-presented by Avatar and Manif d'art as part of Manif d'art 8
February 17 to March 5, 2017
At dusk on the outside façade of the Séminaire de Québec (1, rue des Remparts Street) | Free admission
Opening on February 17, at 5 p.m. | MNBAQ (Pavillon Pierre Lassonde - 179, Grande Allée Ouest)
Jocelyn Robert’s video installation L’il y a is presented from February 17 to March 5 as part of Manif d’art 8 – The Québec City Biennial. It is included in The Art Joy program, a series of interconnected exhibits developed by curator Alexia Fabre.
The video L’il y a is a self-portrait by artist Jocelyn Robert in which other faces from various digital image banks slowly pile up. Through countless amounts of representations that fill the real and the virtual worlds, this work questions how identity is built and transformed.
Jocelyn Robert, leading artist in Québec City
Jocelyn Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Université Laval and a master’s degree in visual arts form the Stanford University. His work has been presented in numerous individual and collective exhibitions throughout the world. The artist has also created many concerts and performances, in Canada and abroad. He is one of the founders of the Coopérative Méduse in Québec City as well as the artist-run centre Avatar. His works are part pf private and public collections, including those of the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. He is the current director of the École des arts visuels de l'Université Laval.
Manif d’art 8
A major biennial in contemporary art on the Canadian scene, Manif d’art 8 – The Québec City Biennial is presenting the work of over 100 artists of all backgrounds, from February 17 to May 14, 2017. In addition to the exhibits, the event offers a myriad of activities around the theme The Art of Joy defined by curator Alexia Fabre. A total of 35 cultural organisations help make this international festival a must-see experience for the novice as much as the expert.
Manif d’art and Avatar thank the Séminaire de Québec, the Hôtel Le Germain Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ville de Québec and Méduse. Thanks to Nathalie LeBlanc for her assistance with the video editing.