A legacy for the city

In March, Devimco Immobilier launched a contest, by invitation only, aiming to incorporate a 62-metre-high work of art onto the glass balconies at MaryRobert Condominiums. Four artists have been invited to submit an art proposal that will be integrated into the architectural concept of the project.

Discover the contest winner

A 21-storey
public artwork

4 renowned artists *

* Please note that the artists are presented in no specific order.

Nicolas Baier

Nicolas Baier is a Montréal photographer, sculptor and painter. In 2014, he was named one of the ten most important contemporary artists in Québec. He has produced some fifteen works of art for public installations, including Concordia University, McGill University Health Centre, Pointe-à-Callière Museum and Place Ville-Marie. His works are often inspired by new technologies, cutting-edge discoveries and basic science.

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Pascale Girardin

Pascale Girardin is a Montréal artist who specializes in the art of ceramics, visual art and design. Installations and works of art integrated into architecture are also part of her approach. She has been awarded several prizes and scholarships (Prix Pierre-Pagé, François-Houdé, Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and The Canada Council for the Arts). She is best known for her architectural design pieces for luxury hotels and restaurants across the globe. She has acquired several international contracts: Printemps in Paris and Parly in Versailles, Nobu Broadway in New York, Germain Hotel Calgary and Montréal, Simons, etc.

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Doyon-Rivest

The Québecois duo, Doyon-Rivest, was created in Québec City in 2000. Mathieu Doyon and Simon Rivest have exhibited their works solo and collectively in Canada and abroad, including at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the International Photography Biennial in Amsterdam and the Contact Festival in Toronto. Their achievements include photographs, videos, installations, sculptures and public art. Their work, “Life in the Mountains”, is featured on the front of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal.

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Officiel winner

René Derouin

René Derouin is a Montréal multidisciplinary artist who has distinguished himself in Québec, Canada and abroad, more specifically in Mexico, where he received the highest honours from the Mexican government. His works have been exhibited in France, the United States, Venezuela, Australia and Japan. They can be found in many large-scale national and international collections, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the National Gallery of Canada. He has already received Québec’s Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas, l’Ordre National du Québec and the Order of Canada.

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A jury composed of 7 experts in architecture, real estate and design

A hand-picked selection committee has been created to participate in the winner selection process. The winner will be announced late May 2018. The official inauguration is scheduled for 2020.

Alexandre Blazys

M. Alexandre Blazys
Designer, Managing Partner,
BlazysGérard

Mme Joanne Godin

Mme Joanne Godin
Architect, Associate and Design Director, Lemay

M. Marco Fontaine

M. Marco Fontaine
President, Premius Conseil and Special Advisor for Devimco Immobilier projects

Mme Marie Saint Pierre

Mme Marie Saint Pierre
Founding President, Maison Marie Saint Pierre,
Recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

M. Alexandre Taillefer

M. Alexandre Taillefer
Chairman, Board of Directors, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal and President, XPND Capital

Mme Sylvie Lacerte

Mme Sylvie Lacerte
PhD, Art Historian, Independent Curator,
Public Art Consultant and Director of Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul

Patrick Blanchette

M. Patrick Blanchette
Architect,
Devimco Immobilier

Contest winner

Following a presentation by the artists on May 3rd and jury deliberation, Devimco Immobilier is proud to be affiliated with the exceptional artist, René Derouin, for the creation of this spectacular work, which will elegantly colour the Montréal landscape and the daily lives of its residents.

Official press release


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