HUMANORIUM – A STRANGE CARNIVAL

OCTOBER 5 TO 15

HUMANORIUM – A STRANGE CARNIVAL

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Jardins Gamelin – Place Émilie-Gamelin See on Google Map

Complete with tents, trailers, rides and a shooting gallery, HUMANORIUM harks back to 19th- and 20th-century carnivals, except all its attractions were created by contemporary artists. After a ride on the shopping-cart carousel, check out cabinets of curiosities packed with assorted sculptures, photographs and soundscapes. And don’t miss the bone-chilling Museum of Death. It’s part travelling exhibit, part freak show – and entirely sublime!

A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE

The snack bar in Les Jardins Gamelin will serve up classic carnival fare.

The band Oktopus will kick off HUMANORIUM at the official opening on October 5 at 5:30 p.m. The four-piece band plays instrumentals with Eastern European roots, transformed through wild arrangements. They will play Les Jardins Gamelin weekdays at 5 and 7 p.m. and weekends at 2 to 4 p.m.

DJ Touski will also be performing at the opening as well as providing a soundtrack inspired by Balkans music, which would be heard during HUMANORIUM.

HOURS

Official opening: Thursday 5 october at 5:30 p.m.
Mon. to Fri.: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. and Sun.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*Sunday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Participant Artists

  • Le Carrousel, BGL (Quebec, CA)
  • Le Musée de la mort, Jack Burman (Toronto, CA)
  • Le Freak show, Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelone, ES)
  • La Chambre des curiosités 1, Dgino Cantin (Quebec, CA)
  • La Chambre des curiosités 2, Louis Fortier (Montreal, CA)
  • Le Petit acousmonium, Érick d'Orion (Montreal, CA)
  • Zoltar le cadavre exquis, Théâtre Rude Ingénierie (Quebec, CA)

New:
- Le Stand de tir, Marc Séguin (Montreal, CA)
- Sirenomena, Dgino Cantin (Quebec, CA)
- La Machine à vue / Ka Masinacteparik, Eruoma Awashish et Nicolas Lévesque (Roberval / Saguenay, CA)

Credits

A project by EXMURO ART PUBLICS
Curators: Vincent Roy and Ève Cadieux

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OCTOBER 5 TO 15