March 20, 2020
Palais des congrès de Montréal and MASSIVart have joined forces for the Palais Seasons, a series of art installation projects, inviting Montrealers to rediscover their convention centre.
The initiative, which started in February, puts forth various creative ideas that can be implemented throughout the year. The ongoing project is an extension of Les Printemps du Palais, which featured a variety of creations by local artists.
One of the program’s highlights is Thresholds by internationally-renowned artist Michel de Broin. Comprising a series of local subway car doors, the project forms a path for people to follow. The experience recalls the digestive tract’s ingestion process; it breathes and swells to the rhythm of traffic passing through it. The display also features door-opening components of the city’s original subway cars.
Themes and installations will be updated throughout the year to reflect current events.
These new additions complement the existing winter lineup:
Palais des congrès’ annual participation in the Art Souterrain festival also brings in many new creations.
Three works have been specially commissioned for this event:
“After the resounding success of last spring’s program, I am pleased to offer the Palais Seasons year-round to Montrealers and visitors alike,” said Palais des congrès de Montréal’s president and CEO, Robert Mercure. “The artwork had an immediate impact on the atmosphere in our creative spaces, and this second phase designed by MASSIVart promises to be just as exciting.”
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