Inspired by the exhibition From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present being presented at the MMFA, this new temporary installation, which will be on view during the summer of 2018, was created by NÓS Architectes and produced in collaboration with MU. It takes us to the centre of an unfamiliar, geometric and abstract landscape. Through the presence of the dunes — motifs distorted by anamorphosis — Du Musée Avenue gains an expressive dimension, comes to life. Moving Dunes is meant to be a mirage in the heart of Montreal.
Throughout the installation, we see the spheres reflecting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ various pavilions, each of them unique for their architecture and history. Moving Dunes is a space in which the real and the virtual come face to face, mingle and stimulate the senses.
Please note that, every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the spheres must be covered with a tarp for safety reasons, as they become too hot in the sun.
This installation was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ville de Montréal – Ville-Marie Borough.
Photo : Denis Farley