For this second edition of the Triennial, the museum has put together an event on an unprecedented scale that will fill all eight of its exhibition galleries and spill over into its indoor public spaces, as well as Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles and the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts.

Everything in The Work Ahead of Us provides food for thought and an opportunity to step off the beaten path.

Here are the artists taking part in the Triennial 2011 most of them from Québec’s young generation whose works promise to offer visitors brand-new experiences.

In the galleries: Numa Amun, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Magali Babin, Dean Baldwin, Steve Bates, Lorna Bauer, Sylvain Baumann and Florine Leoni, Mathieu Beauséjour, Sophie Bélair Clément, Matthew Biederman, Olivia Boudreau, Jacynthe Carrier, Marie-Andrée Cormier, Alexandre David, Jessica Eaton, Grier Edmundson, Julie Favreau, Claudie Gagnon, Massimo Guerrera, Nelson Henricks, Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane, Mark Igloliorte, Chris Kline, Thomas Kneubühler, Valérie Kolakis, Stéphane La Rue, Fabienne Lasserre, Mathieu Latulippe, Frédéric Lavoie, François Lemieux, Emmanuelle Léonard, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lynne Marsh, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, jake moore, François Morelli, Séripop, Charles Stankievech, Justin Stephens, [The User], Ève K. Tremblay and Myriam Yates.

Live program: 2, Sylvie Cotton, Tim Hecker, Karl Lemieux, L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres, PME-ART, Dominique Pétrin and Georges Rebboh, and Martin Tétreault.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: October 7 to November 6, 2011

As part of The Québec Triennial 2011, the Musée, in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, is presenting Intersection articulée. Architecture relationnelle 18, a major work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer conceived especially for Place des Festivals.

Lynn Marsh: October 7, 2011 to January 3, 2012

Lynne Marsh is showing a video installation titled The Philharmonie Project (Bruckner: Symphony No. 5, movements 1 & 4) in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme.


To illustrate the vitality and diversity of contemporary artistic practices, the second edition of The Québec Triennial is offering a series of performances in Beverley Webster Rolph Hall, every Wednesday evening from October 12 to November 30, 2011.

  • October 12, starting at 6 p.m. – PME-ART
  • October 19, starting at 6 p.m. –
  • October 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. – L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres
  • November 2, starting at 7:30 p.m. – Karl Lemieux
  • November 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. – Tim Hecker
  • November 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. – Dominique Pétrin and Georges Rebboh
  • November 23, 24 and 25  – Sylvie Cotton
  • November 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. – Martin Tétreault

*Passes are available at the Musée ticket counter as of the Thursday before the performance. Pass holders must arrive at the counter at least 15 minutes before the performance; otherwise their seats cannot be guaranteed.

Reading room and videos

The Eaton Lounge, across from the Media Centre on the second floor, will act as a reading room throughout the run of the exhibition. Focusing on the theme of contemporary art events around the world, the publications selected by the Centre will put The Québec Triennial 2011 in context relative to other major triennials in the world of contemporary art. Additional reading rooms will be set up along the exhibition circuit.

Throughout the month of October, visitors will have another chance to see the series of interviews conducted by the Musée with twenty or so artists and collectives in The Québec Triennial 2008. This will be followed in November and December by interviews conducted with artists in The Québec Triennial 2011.

The Musée’s partners

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal extends its warmest thanks to its principal partner and presenter of The Québec Triennial 2011, Collection Loto-Québec, for the major funding it provided. We must acknowledge, as well, the generous contribution made by Hydro-Québec, also a presenter of the Triennial. Our gratitude goes to the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership for its financial support for the presentation of the spectacular work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. We are also indebted to Place des Arts for the remarkable cooperative effort between our two institutions in connection with this major artistic event. Finally, we would like to thank our media partner, La Presse.