Manif d’art 11 Quebec City Biennial- The Strength of Sleep

February 23 to April 28, 2024

As part of Manif 11, from February 23 to April 28, 2024, the Huron-Wendat Museum will be exhibiting artist Alexis Gros-Louis’ sculpture 978-0816630288 (Deleuze) in the garden of the Tsawenhohi house!

The Quebec City Biennial will draw its inspiration from the Canadian winter and the sleeping earth to focus on human sleep and the multiple nuances of the process of waking. Both sleep and the cold season are times of latency, transition, and pause, of suspended productivity, and of resistance against the exploitation of bodies and resources. These daily or seasonal alterations, where different species and their environments interconnect, provide the living with the opportunity for regeneration, as well as for listening, attention to self-knowledge, and interaction with other life forms. By liberating inner, uncontrolled, and sometimes crucial strengths, and by altering our reflexes and shifting our perceptions, sleep can change how we perceive the world.

Through his work, the artist is interested in the misunderstandings produced by life-size dreams, such as sewing the past and present together by associating progress and profitability, which are numerous in the treatment given to First Nations culture.

Artist Presentation

Alexis Gros-Louis (Born in Wendake, Québec, Canada – Lives in Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Alexis Gros-Louis is a Wendat artist who combines different techniques to explore the materiality of images and to create a dialogue between objects, spaces, and viewers. He is particularly interested in the notion of normative and dominant cultures. He studied at Concordia University and NSCAD University, and is currently pursuing his PhD at Western University.

For more information on the works, exhibitions and itineraries of Manif 11, visit the Website.