In 2019, mirari won the pan-Canadian tender for the design and artistic direction of the Canada Pavilion, guest of honour of the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.
The main elements of the literary program were presented in the 2,000 square meter pavilion of honour located at the very heart of the Fair. Inspired by the vastness of the country and its regions as well as its cultural, linguistic and historical diversity, the pavilion features virtual and interactive content about the members of the official literary delegation and invites the visitor to embark on a literary and metaphorical journey to Canada.
Pierre-Luc Brunet, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, Gabriel Gagnon, Bruno Archambault – in memoriam-, Louis Robert, David Wirtgen, Sacha Perez del Solar, Sarah Libersan (La boite interactive), Ilyas Elhaji, Jeanne Dupré, Mazen Chamssedine, Marianne Desrochers, Guy Sioui Durand, Geronimo Inutiq, Soleil Launière, Zoey Roy, Pierre Philip
Marc-Antoine Gautreau, Alexandre Barrette, Francis Corbeil (The Fury)
Charlie Marois, Sébastien Miron, David Noé de Launière, Heidi Doucet, Audrey Toulouse, Christian David, Arnaud Spik-Saucier, Amandine Pison, David Perrault Ninacs, Monument-National (Montreal), Hex Video (Vancouver and Toronto), Jérôme-Luc Paulin (Caraquet)
Bruno Vanier, JP Villemure
Alain Denault, Annie L’Italien, Ashley Spires, Canisia Lubrin, Catherine Hernandez, Christian Guay-Poliquin, David Miller, Eric Dupont, Farzana Doctor, Guillaume Perreault, J.D. Kurtness, Kim Thúy, Louise Dupré, Martine Delvaux, Michel Jean, Michelle Winteers, Nancy Vo, Tanya Talaga, Vivek Shraya
Andréanne Daigle, Andrew Morgan, Miali Buscemi, Soleil Launière, Victoria Diamond, Xavier Mary
Marc Bell & Cassidy Lerman (Troublemakers)
A warm thank you to the whole team at Canada FBM 2021 for their trust throughout the whole process: Gillian Fizet, Jennifer-Ann Weir, Isabelle Gauvin, Meghan Macdonald, Kristen Parucha, Jacqueline Demendeev as well as to Evan Medley (Canadian Heritage, Frédéric Lalonde (Matane) and Petr Krejci (Exponex)
Photos & video: mirari & Karsten Thomaehlen