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Published on March 10, 2021

Nuit blanche at the MMFA: An evening inspired by Manuel Mathieu

Manuel Mathieu. Photo Clovis-Alexandre Desvarieux

As part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE’s Nuit Blanche event, the MMFA has created a program of original online activities featuring artist Manuel Mathieu and his exhibition Survivance that will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, starting at 5:00 p.m.

From the comfort of your home, you can access four activities that reveal different facets of this Montreal artist’s work. Discover the Museum’s collection through Mathieu’s eyes, enjoy a dance performed in the exhibition itself, take part in a creative workshop inspired by his work, and visit Manuel Mathieu: Survivance online. These activities will be available on the MMFA website starting at 5:00 p.m.

Four original activities

Manuel Mathieu’s Night at the MMFA Follow the artist Manuel Mathieu as you take a stroll through the Museum’s collections in his company. Discover the painter’s favourite works, the artists who inspire him and the themes that resonate with him. Then, back in his studio, watch and listen as he talks about his daily routine and discusses his latest creative endeavours.

Encounters Now it’s Manual Mathieu’s turn to inspire other artists! Revel in an improvisational performance by Dana Michel merging dance and visual art at the very heart of the exhibition Manuel Mathieu: Survivance.

“Entre deux” workshop Let yourself be inspired by the abstract, vibrantly coloured works of Manuel Mathieu to create your own diptych under the guidance of the artist himself!

Virtual visit Take advantage of the evening to discover the exhibition Manuel Mathieu: Survivance from the comfort of your home. During this virtual tour, the artist will comment on selected works.


Manuel Mathieu: Survivance

The exhibition brings together some 20 paintings never before shown in Canada, along with an installation created specially for the MMFA. The artist’s roots and memories gradually reveal themselves as viewers take in the strikingly vivid compositions. This first solo exhibition of Manuel Mathieu in a North American museum showcases a fluid, expressive, quasi-Expressionist and sometimes even abstract painting style, revealing a world of contrasts, tensions and poetry.

To see until March 28, 2021.

Official sponsor of the exhibiton: Air Canada and Denalt Paints. In collaboration with the MMFA’s Young Philanthropists’ Circle. Media partners: Bell, La Presse and the Montreal Gazette. Public partners: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

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