Angélica Dass’s International HumanaeProject at the MMFA
Montreal shows its true colours
On February 12 to 14, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will welcome Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass and her Humanae project to the city. Dass will be photographing more than 100 Montrealers to create a human mosaic of our citizens’ skin tones, mixed with those of citizens of the world. After Vancouver, Montreal is the second Canadian city to take part in the project and the 30th city to join this internationally renowned initiative. This participation heralds the upcoming opening of the MMFA’s new Stéphan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for World Cultures and Togetherness, which will open on November 2, and which will be an exceptional tool for discovering and understanding cultural diversity past and present, here and elsewhere.
“In search of a driving image for our future world cultures and togetherness wing, I discovered Angélica Dass’s human mosaic project, a concept that is simple but powerful. Simultaneously action, performance and artwork, her humanist palette speaks to us viscerally of our global society, of coexistence and of Montreal,” notes Nathalie Bondil, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the MMFA.