Mrs. Manon Labrecque
1965 - 2023
Photo: touchée, 2015
© manon labrecque
It is with an immense sense of sadness that we announce the death of artist Manon Labrecque, who passed away in her sleep before the full moon at the end of August.
A singular artist who was deeply invested in her research and inventions, Manon was an essential figure in video and contemporary art in Quebec and Canada. Manon Labrecque created works that move, fascinate and engage the viewing public. She infused her artworks with vital and poetic dimensions. Her work was at once strangely playful and serious. The influence of her art on that of her peers in video, performance, video installation, sound and kinetic installation is absolutely remarkable. Gone at a pivotal stage in her practice, Manon, through her vibrant presence, her humanity, her sensitivity, her “little visions” and her “mechanisms of [re] animations” (as she liked to call them affectionately), is already greatly missed.
Born in Saint-Évariste-de-Forsyth in 1965, Manon Labrecque moved to Montreal in 1985 where she began her artistic practice. She is mourned by her niece Lisandre Labrecque-Lebeau, her mother Anne Coulombe, her sisters and her brother, her nieces and nephews, as well as many friends who knew her throughout her life.
The family will hold a private ceremony in La Guadeloupe (Beauce) at a later date.
An hommage is planned in Montreal on
Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at GIV – Groupe Intervention Vidéo
4001 Berri Street, Suite 105
contact : [email protected]