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Published on September 30, 2019

Angélica Dass's 'Humanae' Project Comes to the MMFA

For the 20th anniversary of its Sharing the Museum program, the MMFA is pleased to invite the public to visit its Jean-Noël Desmarais pavilion to discover Humanae, a monumental human mosaic by Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass, created with the help of 150 Montrealers.

This international project reveals the diversity and chromatic range of human skin on a planetary scale and challenges the widespread notion that skin only comes in single colours. Thousands of volunteers from 18 countries and 6 continents, who were selected for the project regardless of their nationality, gender, age, race, social class or religion, have taken part in this universalist project. Montreal is the second participating city in Canada after Vancouver and the 30th in the world.

With the presentation of Humanae, the MMFA wishes to reaffirm its commitment to promoting diversity and togetherness.

Members of the MMFA Art and Togetherness Committee:(from left to right) Moridja Kitenge Banza, artist and Educational Programs Officer – World Cultures and Togetherness, MMFA; Mohammed Makhfi, artist, calligrapher and art educator; Nadine St-Louis, founder and Executive Director, Sacred Fire Productions; Cathy Wong, President, Conseil des Montréalaises, Ville de Montréal; Michel de la Chenelière, Chair of the Board of Trustees, MMFA; Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA; Marie Houzeau, Executive Director, Groupe de recherche et d’intervention social (GRIS) de Montréal; and Moussa Sène, President, Conseil interculturel de Montréal. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest.

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