Triennale Banlieue: Interrègnes

Ludovic Boney, Afin d’éviter tous ces noeuds, 2017 © Jean-Michael Seminaro

Triennale Banlieue! Interrègnes

3rd edition: July 31, 2022 – October 30, 2022
Contemporary Art / Geography / Public Participation

For this third edition, entitled Interrègnes, to be held in Laval, Quebec until October 30, 2022, the Triennale Banlieue! looks at the existence of nature on suburban territory, exploring the dynamics that link human habitats with natural ecosystems. This unique event—composed of a group exhibition of contemporary art curated by Marie Perrault, with the contribution of co-curator and geographer Yan Romanesky—will bring together artists or artist duos from Québec, elsewhere in Canada and France whose works echo nature’s place in North American suburbs:

Sophie Aubry (Montréal, QC) / Michael Belmore (Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON) / Ludovic Boney (Lévis, QC) / Marie Côté (Montréal, QC) / Marie-Suzanne Désilets (Montréal, QC) / Nicolas Grenier (Montréal, QC) / Marilou Lemmens et Richard Ibghy (Durham-Sud, QC) / Catherine Lescarbeau (Gatineau, QC) / Deborah Margo (Ottawa, ON) / Louise Noguchi (Toronto, ON) / Steven Orner (Montréal, QC, New York, É.-U.) / Graeme Patterson (Sackville, NB) / Boris Pintado (Montréal, QC) / Ariane Plante (Montréal, QC) / Ross Racine (Montréal, QC) / Eugenia Reznik (Longueuil, QC) / Andreas Rutkauskas (Kelowna, BC) / Scenocosme (Lyon, FRANCE) / Lisa Sfriso (Laval, QC)

Ariane Plante, La cosmogonie des sons – le boisé, 2015 -2022 © Jean-Michael Seminaro

New this year, the exhibition and the program of activities are enhanced by a scientific component, thanks to the contribution of various specialists brought together by geographer and co-curator Yan Romanesky. This third edition therefore focuses on the connection between visual arts, geography, biology and urban planning, with the contribution of Anaïs Boutin, biologist; Louis Tremblay, physical geographer; Samuel Descôteaux-Fréchette, urban planner and Antonius Petro, biologist.

The Triennale Banlieue ! Interrègnes is taking place at the Maison des arts de Laval as well as at Éco-Nature/Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, the Centre de la nature, the Centre Laval and the Théâtre du bout de l’île. More than thirty free activities will be held there. Creative moments, discussions, performances, tours and workshops offered by the curators artists, scientists and the team of the Salle Alfred-Pellan in the Maison des arts de Laval. The program of activities for this edition is based on the experience of nature in the suburbs and encourages residents’ encounters with projects that value creation and commitment.

Comments on previous editions:

“Today, the suburbs compete with the city in every way, including in the cultural sector”
— Tristan Malavoy, L’Actualité, Une expo sur le thème de la banlieue

“The visual artists present creations that, for some, evoke the territory, while others speak of love of place or history. The works show a real connection to life in the suburbs.”
— Éric Clément, La Presse, Quand Laval fait fi des clichés

“They invite us to see the suburbs (not only Laval) from different angles, from its urbanization to its implosion, where there is no lack of heroes and challenges.”
— Jérôme Delgado, Le Devoir, La banlieue sans gêne

Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy, Bibliothèque d’outils communautaire pour les oiseaux, 2021 © Jean-Michael Seminaro

Details of the complete program online:

Thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Government of Quebec as part of the Cultural Development Agreement. Thanks to the collaboration of many partners including La Fabrique culturelle and Signé Laval.

Contact information:
Maison des arts de Laval
1395 boulevard de la Concorde O, Laval, Quebec H7N 5W1
450 662-4440
Facebook: @maisondesartsdelaval
Instagram: @maisondesartsdelaval