Nuit blanche 2020

Free admission, reservations required
Date and time
Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 7 PM to 12 AM

For the 2020 edition of the Nuit blanche, the Phi Foundation invites you to spend the night in its galleries to browse the exhibitions, take part in a conflict management workshop and dance to the sounds of Brooklyn collective Soul Summit.

Conflict management workshop with Eddie Jude Hareven [FULL]
From 8 PM to 10:30 PM

A conflict management workshop facilitated by Eddie Jude Hareven will be offered during the evening. This event is offered in conjunction with our art workshop Bâches Bleues Against Harm, which has been developed by local artist Sheena Hoszko in collaboration with our Education and Public Engagement team. The conflict management workshop proposes to use the principles and foundations of transformative justice and prison abolition in our everyday relationships, in order to lower our reliance on agents of the state to support us in moving through conflict, and in order to strengthen our personal relationships and community solidarity.

Reservations are required to take part in the conflict resolution workshop. You can reserve a spot for free by contacting us at [email protected] or 514 866-6767 ext. 4219. This workshop will be offered in English, but whisper translation in French is available. Please note that the workshop is limited to 20 people.

**The workshop is currently full! If you wish to be on a waiting list, please contact: [email protected] or call: 514 866-6767 ext. 4219.**

Special edition of Bring Down The Walls Club Night with Soul Summit (Brooklyn)
From 7 PM to midnight

Within the framework of the Bring Down The Walls installation by Phil Collins, the Phi Foundation will host the DJ collective Soul Summit especially for the Nuit blanche. Soul Summit collaborated with Collins on the New York edition of the Bring Down The Walls project in 2018.

On view: Eva & Franco Mattes and Phil Collins
From 7 PM to midnight
Visitors will have the chance to discover the exhibitions Eva & Franco Mattes: What Has Been Seen and Phil Collins until midnight. In What Has Been Seen, artists Eva & Franco Mattes dissect, test and redefine the boundaries of the Internet. The Phil Collins exhibition presents a substantial collection of works studying the way we understand popular culture and take part in it.

Notes on accessibility
465 Saint-Jean is partially accessible. The building’s main staircase has 10 steps and a ramp. The building also has an accessible entrance, adjacent to the building’s parking lot. This entrance can be accessed through rue de l’Hôpital or rue Saint-Nicolas.

Our Education room is located in the basement of 465 Saint-Jean. The staircase to access the space has 15 stairs and a ramp. An elevator situated in the lobby can also take you to the space. To access this elevator, you can notify one of our attendants at the gallery’s main desk.

The workshop will mainly be conducted in English. French whisper translation will be made available on request.

Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for any other questions about accessibility.

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Eddie Jude Hareven
Eddie Jude Hareven provides conflict resolution and management services to community organizations and small businesses. Hareven assists those who are hopeful and see the need for a paradigm shift in the way we manage conflict in our communities. More and more people are beginning to see the limitations of our justice system, and they are craving the knowledge and confidence to be able to manage conflicts on their own. People want more empowering and transformational methods to do this because they understand the importance of keeping communities together and thriving. Their work is dedicated to the exploration and creation of personal and social transformations. Their methods are informed by their own lived experiences, formal education, and influenced by thinkers, change makers, teachers, elders, healers, and front line workers that are also dedicated to transformative and restorative justice models. These models are decentralized, and prioritize solution focused thinking, accountability, and raising silenced voices.

Sheena Hoszko
Sheena Hoszko is a sculptor, anti-prison organizer, and Polish settler living and working in Tio'tia:ke / Mooniyang / Montréal. Her art practice examines the power dynamics of geographic, architectural, and psychological sites, and is informed by her family’s experiences with incarceration, the military, and mental illness. Selected exhibitions include Centre Clark and La Centrale (Montreal), A Space (Toronto), Artspace (Peterborough), The New Gallery (Calgary), Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga), and La Ferme du Buisson (Paris). Hoszko presented at the Queens Museum (NYC) as part of Open Engagement. Her writing has appeared in MICE Magazine and within Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins, published by Ad Astra Comix.

Soul Summit Music’s mission is to bring people together from diverse backgrounds to enjoy world class events of art and music that enrich the cultural and social vitality of the community.

Phil Collins
Bring Down The Walls, 2019
Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art
Photo: Marc-Olivier Bécotte

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration of 1,300,000 festival site visits from fans experiencing the joy of Montreal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries.

Since the first Nuit blanche in Paris in 2002, the concept has spread to the four corners of the world. The idea is an inspired one: to give art and culture the chance to stay up all night, triggering discovery, astonishment, inquiry and enchantment. Montreal is proud to take part in this event for the 17th year in a row.

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