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September 23, 2021

Outside the Frame: Works by Artists among Us

Natalja Scerbina (borin in 1980), Melting Point 01, 2017-2020, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 244 x 9 cm. Collection of the artist, Project Co-ordinator. Photo Éliane Excoffier

This inspirational group show celebrates artists who are among the Museum’s staff and its team of Volunteer Guides. The vibrant, reverberant display of creative expression features an installation, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs, and explores such diverse themes as transcendence, memory, natural processes, renewal and cosmic matter.

Iris Amizlev. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Iris Amizlev

Curator – Community Engagement and Projects

Participating in this exhibition has afforded this group of artists an opportunity to express the bond they share as proud contributors to the Museum’s operations. Each in their own way within their respective professional roles, they are all ultimately involved in disseminating art to the public and ensuring the Museum offers an enjoyable, safe and nurturing environment that welcomes dialogue and exchange. Through Outside the Frame, these individuals who are passionate about art and dedicated to making it accessible engage with their colleagues and the larger community on a more personal level. The artist’s statement and job title appearing on the labels accompanying the artworks share an aspect of their identities that thrives on and derives meaning from the pursuit of an artistic practice.

Jean-Benoit Pouliot (born in 1975), Levitation, 2019. Collection of the artist, Exhibition Production Technician. Photo Jean-Benoit Pouliot

While everyone has a separate yet essential function within the institution as well as in the exhibition, their distinct voices resonate strongly and exuberantly when brought together through art.

Outside the Frame: Works by Artists among Us
Until February 13, 2022
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – level 3

Credits and curatorial team An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and collectively curated by its team of curators. The exhibition was made possible by the generous contribution of Hydro-Québec, in collaboration with Hatch and RBC. The Museum would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of its official sponsor, Denalt Paints, and thank its media partner La Presse. The Museum is grateful to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, to the Canada Council for the Arts and to the Conseil des arts de Montréal for their ongoing support.

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