It is with great enthusiasm that the EXMURO team is back in coming back in force for the 11th iteration of its flagship event PASSAGES INSOLITES (Unusual Passages). The next edition of this public art circuit will take place in Quebec City over the summer of 2024. The organization is launching a call for submissions, inviting professional artists from Quebec, Canada, and the World to send proposals of temporary public artworks to be included in the 2024 programming of the circuit, whether they are new projects or existing works.
PASSAGES INSOLITES is a public arts festival featuring a circuit of temporary artworks in public space. Presented by EXMURO arts publics and the City of Quebec, this accessible event has been taking place every summer since 2014, for several months, in the historical and central neighbourhoods of Quebec City.
For 10 years now, PASSAGES INSOLITES has been helping Quebec City embrace the unexpected and the unusual by weaving public art into the urban and social fabric of its central neighbourhoods. Ephemeral artistic interventions propagate and amplify a true culture of the strange throughout the city. By bringing new vitality to downtown neighbourhoods and redefining available entertainment experiences, PASSAGES INSOLITES injects a dose of magic and poetry into the utilitarian logic of a functioning city. Temporary passages created in the urban landscape divert traditional uses, shift conventional perspectives, and transform the experience of everyday life.
For the 2024 edition, EXMURO is looking for insightful and original proposals that will inspire reflections and exchanges on social, cultural and political matters that touch on our shared humanity. Local, national, and international artists are invited to take over urban space with artistic projects that will incite contemplation, reflection and/or interaction.
Thanks to the organization’s circulation component, many works from PASSAGES INSOLITES are subsequently presented in other cities in Quebec, Canada, and the World.
EXMURO arts publics is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to design, create, and disseminate contemporary art projects in public space. Since 2007 EXMURO has constantly explored new avenues for presenting public artworks in the city. The organization works to expand the artistic possibilities of public space by reaching out to audiences to spark dialogue and foster critical thinking.
For EXMURO, public art affords a freedom of experimentation and expression that is a necessary counterweight to the forces of standardization and pragmatism that govern so many facets of urban life, by creating original and surprising experiences and encounters.
Submission packages must be sent via the online form on EXMURO’s website by Sunday October 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM (ET).
SUBMISSION PACKAGE (TO BE INTEGRATED TO THE FORM):
For all questions concerning this call for submissions, please contact EXMURO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 418-529-0909.