As the eighth edition of PASSAGES INSOLITES (Unusual passages) is still in full swing, the EXMURO arts publics team is preparing the next iteration of its flagship event in ephemeral public arts. The ninth edition of PASSAGES INSOLITES will take place in Quebec City over the Summer of 2022. The organization is launching a call for proposals inviting professional artists from Quebec, Canada, and the World to submit work of temporary public art to be included in the 2022 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 as well as artistic happenings 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 8 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 often-rigid context of a functioning city. Temporary passages created in the urban landscape divert traditional uses, shift conventional perspectives, and break up the monotony of everyday life.
For the 2022 edition, EXMURO is looking for ingenious and daring proposals that will generate singular encounters with the strange, the eccentric and the surreal. Local, national, and international artists are invited to take over urban space with artistic projects that will incite reflection, produce sensations, or offer extraordinary experiences. Thanks to the organization’s circulation component, many works from PASSAGES INSOLITES are subsequently presented in other cities in Quebec, Canada, and the World.