DESTINATION:


Reflecting the complexity of the soul and the possibilities of technology , PHI is both a starting point and a destination, driven by a  movement regenerating a multidimensional art.

At the Centre as well as the Foundation, PHI invites the visitor to live its own odyssey, rich in encounters, inspiration and questioning, bearing the seeds of a lasting transformation.


PHI
CENTRE


To mark the reopening of its physical spaces, the PHI Centre is presenting Emergence & Convergence, a new summer exhibition starting June 24th featuring immersive installations by Quebec artists, among others. In addition, the building comes to life to be the scene of an artistic program including rooftop concerts and intercultural exchanges.



PHI
FOUNDATION


The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art celebrates its return on July 8 with RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting, an exhibition that explores the complex and multiple meanings of diaspora, its condition, and its experiences as expressed through painting. The Foundation, for its part, will host a participatory creative workshop for online viewers and for on-site visitors, individually or with their families.

LIVING TRACES


Observe, understand, create. As current events bring us together and time takes on a new rhythm, PHI initiates a movement of universal collaboration with both artists and the public. No matter the intention or meanings at work, all contributions can feed this great artistic assemblage. Add your own personal touch.


   





Since the beginning of the confinement, PHI has led innovative initiatives continuing to provide accessibility to art and to offer a creative exchange with artists and the public. After fostering this dialogue virtually, PHI is now inviting visitors back to experience art inside its Old Montreal locations.

Presenting two major new exhibitions and a dozen artistic formats to be discovered throughout the summer, PHI invites visitors to an odyssey of many faces at the Foundation and at the Centre. In addition to its flagship exhibition Emergence & Convergence, the PHI Centre, located at 315 Saint-Paul Street West, will also be hosting free cultural activities. A multi-sensory journey that opens the sense of  the public to wonder. 


 

PHI Centre Programming

SABRINA RATTÉ, Aurora, 2018
Impression jet d'encre et projection,1 min 27 sec

EMERGENCE &
CONVERGENCE


Emergence & Convergence brings together works that contemplate the space between the self, digital technology, the built environment, and the natural world. It focuses on the effects of confinement on our collective consciousness. How has this experience of hardship forced us to re-evaluate our priorities and values as a global community? How has it contributed to a renewed connection with nature? The works in this exhibition propose complex explorations of a future in which the fusion of nature and technology could become a new ecology.

"Emergence & Convergence is an invitation to immerse ourselves in an exhibition which investigates our humanity in relationship with our planet and all living beings. Following months of confinement, we are confronted with a chance to re-evaluate our values and consider how the future might reveal itself."

-Phoebe Greenberg, founder and director of PHI


SONICATION


The PHI Centre's musical performances are transformed this season: a new series of concerts played on the roof and broadcasted inside the building will launch the creative renewal of the city and Old Montreal.

Starting June 26
Free entrance




PHI_portal


In partnership with Shared Studios, the portal will allow creators to establish human connections, in real time, with the rest of the planet.

Free entrance





   





Since the beginning of the confinement, PHI has led innovative initiatives continuing to provide accessibility to art and to offer a creative exchange with artists and the public. After fostering this dialogue virtually, PHI is now inviting visitors back to experience art inside its Old Montreal locations.

Presenting two major new exhibitions and a dozen artistic formats to be discovered throughout the summer, PHI invites visitors to an odyssey of many faces at the Foundation and at the Centre. In addition to its exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, located at 451 & 465 Saint-Jean Street, will also be hosting free activities.


 

PHI Foundation Programming

RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting


From July 8, the exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting explores the complex and multiple meanings of diaspora, its condition, and its experiences as expressed through painting. The wide spectrum of productive interpretations and relations that are generated by experiences of diaspora remain unfixed, providing endless engagement with the notions of kinship and identity in a world of advanced globalization and migration.

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Art Workshops


The program will be unveiled shortly. Visit the PHI Foundation website to stay tuned.







On Zoom

Cheryl Sim presents RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting


In this presentation, Cheryl Sim will share the curatorial concept and discuss the artists in the new group exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Wednesday, June 17.

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On Zoom

Reading Club: Diasporic Fictions – Kindred by Octavia Butler


The public is invited to join the PHI Foundation Education team on Zoom as we read and discuss novels related to our upcoming exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. At the Reading Club, the team and the public will informally exchange about different themes in the books that reflect the complexities and the plurality of voices of the diasporas. Starting on Thursday, June 18.

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We have carefully applied the safety measures outlined by the government to ensure both your safety and that of our staff, while offering you a compelling and enjoyable experience with art.