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Published on February 16, 2022

Experience Nuit blanche in full colour at the MMFA

Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve. © Nicolas Party. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

On Saturday, February 26, Montréal en lumière festival is inviting Montrealers to come out for Nuit blanche: a marathon of exciting activities spanning the four corners of city. At the stroke of dusk, fall under the spell of the fantastical world of artist Nicolas Party at the MMFA. From 5 p.m. to midnight, take advantage of half-price admission to see the major exhibition Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve (Mauve Twilight), set to song by Pierre Lapointe. Admission is free for people aged 20 and under.

Considered to be a major artist of our time, Nicolas Party is known for his meticulously composed pastels, his painted sculptures and his installations drenched in saturated colours. For his first exhibition in Canada, the MMFA gave him carte blanche to create a dialogue between his works and a selection from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection.

Through over 100 works and a series of monumental murals realized in situ, the Swiss-born artist presents a dreamlike experience on the theme of nature. Central to this exhibition are some of our era’s most pressing questions, those of a planet that has reached its twilight, its “heure mauve.”

Join the party and reserve your tickets online now.

Credits and curatorial team
An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Curators: Nicolas Party, in collaboration with Stéphane Aquin, Director, MMFA, and Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator, MMFA.
The exhibition is set to song by Pierre Lapointe.

Acknowledgements
The exhibition is a presentation of Hydro-Québec.
In collaboration with Hatch and Mirabaud
With support from the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the MMFA’s Angel Circle
Official Sponsor: Denalt Paints
Media partners: Bell, La Presse and the Montreal Gazette
Public partners: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal
The Museum wishes to underscore the invaluable support of the following art galleries: Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, Karma, kaufmann repetto, The Modern Institute and Gregor Staiger.

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