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Nicolas Baier and Cabinet Braun-Braën

Untitled, 2003

Medium: 3M on glass
Dimensions: 2,200 x 2,500 cm
Patron: Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine

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About the Artwork

Applied onto six thousand feet of a curtain wall that encases the façade of the Visual Arts pavilion, this mural has been confirmed to be the largest in the history of the program to integrate art into architecture administered by the Ministère de la culture et des communications. The imagery makes numerous historical, artistic and institutional references to the emblematic flora of Montreal’s four founding communities; to the Victorian garden and stained glass windows of the neighboring St. James Apostle Church; to the virtual greening of Mackay Street; to the silver screen of the former York Theatre; and with its vast bouquet of resplendent foliage - to the diversity of the Concordia community.

About the Artist

Nicolas Baier’s work documents the places where he lives, visits or passes through, along with everything that may be found there that captures his interest. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Artwork Location

Campus: Sir George Williams (Quartier Concordia)
Location: East Façade, corner St. Catherine and Mackay Streets, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex
Address: 1515 Catherine St. W.

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