The MAC is pleased to take part in the presentation of the work Shelter by Sigalit Landau, an artist known around the world for her powerful creations.

The artist’s work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Venice Biennale. More recently, she has exhibited at the Koffler Centre and the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.

On display on the Place des Arts esplanade, Shelter (2012) is a bronze reproduction of the entrance to an underground shelter in Tel Aviv. In order to faithfully replicate the space and preserve its integrity, the artist used rubber moulds to imbue her sculpture with all the details of the original site.

Shelter was brought to Montréal through the efforts of art lovers who were taken with the artist’s work during a trip to Israel in 2014.

This initiative aims to promote public art in Montréal and build bridges between different cultures.

Securing shelter is among our most primitive needs. We need shelter to protect us from cold and storms, from sun and heat, but also from predators, and all too often, from war.” (Sigalit Landau, 2012)