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Michel de Broin
Majestic 2011
Installation view studio of Luis Colmenares, New Orleans

Commissioned and produced by The Third of May Arts Inc.
Photo: Michel de Broin

For its inaugural project, The Third of May commissioned Majestic, a public artwork by Michel de Broin (Montreal, Canada) that was presented as a satellite project of the international biennial Prospect.2 New Orleans, which ran from October 2011 to January 2012. It was produced and constructed in New Orleans using authentic street lamp poles and fixtures that were damaged and displaced post-Katrina and is illuminated at night. In 2013, it was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, where it is now permanently installed.


About Michel de Broin

Montreal-based artist Michel de Broin was the recipient of the 2007 Sobey Art Award. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and North America, including exhibitions at the Musée nationale du Québec, the Museum Tinguely, Basel, MAC/VAL in Paris, the musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada. He has produced numerous public artworks and his work is included in major collections such as that of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. His sculptural installations and interventions are at once playful and critically engaged, evoking both visceral and intellectual responses. 

The Third of May Arts Inc. would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and The Harpo Foundation for their generous support of this project, Dan Cameron and Ylva Rouse of Prospect.2 New Orleans, the National Gallery of Canada, and most importantly special thanks to Michel de Broin.


 

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Michel de Broin
Majestic 2011
Installation view New Orleans Central Business District

Commissioned and produced by The Third of May Arts Inc.
Photo: Michel de Broin

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Michel de Broin
Majestic 2011
Installation view New Orleans Central Business District

Commissioned and produced by The Third of May Arts Inc.
Photo: Michel de Broin

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Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2012
Photo: Arthur Fisher

 

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McLaughlin, Bryne, "Michel de Broin: Lighting New Orleans."
Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2012

http://canadianart.ca/features/michel_de_broin/

 

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Michel de Broin
Majestic 2011
assembling detail

Commissioned and produced by The Third of May Arts Inc.
Photo: Arthur Fisher