More than 60 artists from Quebec and around the world showcased 21 artworks in 40 places across the city.

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Like the works of art along the route, the performing arts infiltrated the urban space to cultivate the strange, the unexpected, and the hard-to-believe, walking the line between real and imaginary, true and false.

On tour

14 circulating works from PASSAGES INSOLITES traveled to other cities in Quebec and Canada, as a means of promoting its artists, achievements, and expertise in designing and presenting temporary public artworks. This year alone, Longueuil, Trois-Rivières, Terrebonne, Montreal, and Gatineau (as part of its Sentier Culturel initiative) hosted works initially conceived and presented in Quebec City for PASSAGES INSOLITES.

2021 Exclusive exhibition
Museum of Bad art

More than 15 000 visitors this summer!

Espace 400e welcomed the MOBA, on tour from its Boston home for a first visit to Quebec City. For a single summer, the building was transformed into an ephemeral museum housing a unique collection of the very best bad art in the world, work simply “too bad to be ignored.”


8th edition catalogue 

Relive, in words and images, the 2021 edition of PASSAGES INSOLITES! 


  • The very first catalogue of the event. Bilingual (French / English) 
  • 128 abundantly illustrated pages present the works and artists of the circuit, the Ambushes project, and some behind-the-scenes views. 
  • Points of Sale in Quebec an online on les leslibraires.ca 

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