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Expocité

Works of art

Monumental and evocative

Public art is an integral part of ExpoCité’s landscape. Grandiose works of art rooted in the identity of Québec City embellish our spaces and turn heads. Perfectly integrated into the architecture and the vocation of the site, they are the reflection of ExpoCité: modern and unifying.

Comment vivent les renards dans la clairière laurentienne

The creation of artist duo Demers-Mesnard highlights the fiddlehead and the red fox. The edible plant symbolizes the local cuisine and market garden culture, while the animal characterizes the Quebec Forest.

The huge 20-foot rods seem irresistibly drawn to the light of the well above them, while 12 miniature foxes climb up them. Like the Grand Marché, the work is meant to be accessible, unifying and animated. Harmoniously integrated into its environment, this creation invites visitors to take a break to better appreciate the surrounding architecture while being told a story, in a Quebec clearing.

Users can admire the work from the first floor, but also from the pedestrian ramps on the upper floor, where they can see the details of the molding of the fiddleheads and the small mammals in full ascension.

Grand Marché de Québec — 2019

La Rencontre

La Rencontre is the largest cast bronze work in Canada. Created by the Cooke-Sasseville duo, it stands out for its monumental and emblematic character, which acts as a significant signage element.

The sculpture represents two young white-tailed deer balancing on top of each other. Like a reflection on an icy surface, their face-to-face encounter symbolizes sporting competition and dialogue. The presence of the deer reminds us that the forest is not so far from Québec City. The base of the work is decorated with cut-outs of skate blades reminiscent of the traditional staircase railings of the Limoilou district.

Place Jean-Béliveau — 2017

Le grand bleu du Nord

The majestic work of Quebec artist Jonathan Villeneuve adorns the interior of the Videotron Centre’s open-plan lobby. Upon entering, visitors are immersed in a unique immersive space.

With a dimension of nearly 372m2, the blue luminescent matrix recalls the action of the wind and snow on our Quebec winter landscapes. The animation intensity of this interactive work adapts to the level of traffic in the hall.

Videotron Centre – 2015

Rêves en fête

At the top of these 12 poles float huge white ribbons arranged in a circle. These playful objects meet the public and bow to them, trying to join each other in animated movements under the effect of colored lights. The work is a reminder of the spirit of Québec City, at once reserved, chic, pleasant, but also very lively. Two sculptural stainless benches complete the installation by artist Michel Goulet, which gives a festive air to the entrance of the Centre de foires de Québec.

Outside the Centre de foires – 2012

Éclosion

From a distance, the large metal rods look like arms thrown in the air, ready to celebrate a concert or a sporting event in unison. One must approach the aluminium structure to become aware of another dimension of Jean-Pierre Morin’s work. One can then distinguish a nest or a protective corolla, sheltering a being in the making.

Outside the Centre de foires – 1997

Equa

With its muzzle turned towards pedestrians on their way to the Vidéotron Centre, this bronze horse sculpted by François Léger seduces with its gentleness. The animal rests on its side, its legs delicately folded under it. An invitation to calm and relaxation. The sculpture also evokes the many agricultural fairs that have taken place on the site.

Place Jean-Béliveau’s pedestrian link - 1997

Commemorative hockey walkway 2018–2022

The new commemorative walkway in place Jean-Béliveau highlights five key points in the history of ice hockey in Québec City: the Bulldogs, the Aces, The Remparts, the Nordiques in the World Hockey Association and the Nordiques in the National Hockey League.

Since 2022, five bold, contemporary works of art have been installed south of the Pavillon de la jeunesse.

Briser la glace

The art piece Briser la glace was designed by sculptor Éric Lapointe. This anamorphic creation varies according to the location of the viewer, who must stand on a hockey puck on the ground to see an imposing Jean Béliveau, 8.5 meters high, appear.

Place Jean-Béliveau – 2018

Toucher la cible

Toucher la cible is a playful tribute to Peter, Marian and Anton Stastny. The artists Pierre&Marie created a giant table hockey game symbolizing the 1980s, when the Slovak brothers’ careers were at their peak.

Place Jean-Béliveau - 2019

Tribute to Joe Malone

The Quebec Bulldogs captain led his team to two Stanley Cups. Frédéric Laforge’s sculpture, entitled Joe Malone, is composed of layers that create a transparent effect, evoking the man who was called “the ghost” because of his ability to outwit opposing defenders.

Place Jean-Béliveau — 2020

Trop fort pour la ligue

At 19 years old, Guy Lafleur already has a powerful energy for shooting at the goal. His bronze figure creates an explosion of pucks in the net, which bursts into pieces. Designed by Guillaume Tardif, Trop fort pour la ligue expresses what the young player was to become: a legend.

Réal « Buddy » Cloutier

With his stick at his hips, his back straight and his head up, Réal “Buddy” Cloutier inspires confidence. He seems proud to belong to the Quebec Nordiques. Created by Jean Robert Drouillard, the cast aluminum sculpture is amazingly realistic.