EXMURO arts publics and the Ville de Québec present PASSAGES INSOLITES

EXMURO arts publics and the Ville de Québec invite visitors to this year’s PASSAGES INSOLITES, a public art circuit and events that showcases 17 works by 18 local, Canadian, and international artists.

Opened until October 10, 2022,  the exhibition is presented along a 2.5 km circuit in the historic sectors of Place Royale, Petit Champlain, and the Old Port. The event’s mission is represented by 2022 headliner, Ai Weiwei, and PASSAGES INSOLITES’ first-ever ambassador, the artist known as PONY (Poor One Newly Young).

Life Jackets by Ai Weiwei
Photo credit: Stéphane Bourgeois

Complete program of artists

Nicole Banowetz (Denver, Colorado) – An Adaptive Moment (2021 and 2022)

Collectif Bélanger-Sacy (Quebec City, Quebec) – An Uprising of Sorts (2022)

Tracey-Mae Chambers (Hamilton, Ontario) – #hopeandhealingcanada (2022)

Eva Clouard (Quebec City, Quebec) – Forbidden Games (2022)

Gaspard Combes (Arles, France) – Namas Pamus (2022)

Julia Duranleau and Marie-Pier Lachance (Quebec City, Quebec) – Our Reality, Augmented! (2022)

Mia Feuer (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – Meditations on Earthly Materials and Temperatures (2022)

Sébastien Giguère (Stoneham, Quebec) – Hope 2.0 (2022)

Susanna Hesselberg (Malmö, Sweden) – When my father died it was like a whole library had burned down II (2015, 2021, and 2022)

Benoît Maubrey (Berlin, Germany) – ARENA II (2017, 2021 and 2022)

The Museum of Bad Art (Boston, Massachusetts) – The Museum of Bad Art: The Best of the Worst, new collection (2022)

Vincent Olinet (Paris, France) – Still Not My Story (2022)

Olivier Roberge (Montreal, Quebec) – Territories 2.0 (2021)

Sarah Thibault and the students of École Secondaire Vanier (Quebec City, Quebec) – Traces of our Spaces (2022)

Mathieu Valade (Chicoutimi, Quebec) – Myth and Evidence (2017)

Ai Weiwei (Beijing, China) – Life Jackets (2022)

Embuscades artistiques – Pop-up “art ambushes” in public spaces – Théâtre Kata, Le CRue and Flip Fabrique (Quebec City, Quebec).

Much more than a public art circuit

The Museum of Bad Art is back

Boston’s offbeat Museum of Bad Art is back for 2022 with an even weirder collection of delightfully dubious works. Visit the Maison Hazeur in Place Royale, 27 Rue Notre Dame, from June 25 to October 10, 2022. It’s free.

Guided tours all summer long

Enjoy full or partial tours of the circuit with a professional guide ($15 or $10 per person), from early July to late August.

Instagram photo contest

Enter four draws between July and October to win prizes with a total value of $1,500, including overnight stays at event partner Hotel 71.

Hungry for more? PONY takes the mic for our first-ever podcast, “Soif d’insolites” (available on Spotify). In a series of short vignettes, Gabrielle Laïla Tittley delves into the stories of the artworks and artists who made them. She’ll also immortalize the 9th annual PASSAGES INSOLITES with an original illustration created for the official event T-shirt, on sale at the Information Centre at 27 Rue Notre Dame.