***Now extended to October 25th!
Get the PHI Passport and visit the Emergence & Convergence exhibition for free with a guest.
Get 2 tickets for the price of one for the exhibition when you purchase on location during the Sonication shooting days (September 19). More details at the box office.
During your visit, make sure to grab a PHI VR TO GO headset on your way out! You can also make a stop at the Immunibar, for a fresh juice concocted from ingredients grown on our roof.
Emergence & Convergence brings together works that contemplate the space between the self, digital technology, the built environment, and the natural world. It focuses on the effects of confinement on our collective consciousness. How has this experience of hardship forced us to re-evaluate our priorities and values as a global community? How has it contributed to a renewed connection with nature? The works in this exhibition propose complex explorations of a future in which the fusion of nature and technology could become a new ecology.
This exhibition is one of the key events of the DESTINATION: PHI programming, which includes many multidisciplinary initiatives (concerts, screenings, installations, etc.) offered in our physical and virtual creative spaces.
*Please note that there are two type of tickets for this exhibition: one that includes the A Life in Flowers experience and one that doesn't. Make sure to chose the one you prefer.
Ars Electronica Festival (September 9th to 13th)
The Ars Electronica Festival invited 120 venues to participate in its virtual 2020 edition. The PHI Centre contributes to this promotion of art by highlighting its Emergence & Convergence exhibition. In addition to the various content on display in its “virtual garden,” PHI will present a discussion moderated by Cheryl Sim, curator and managing director of the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, on September 9th at 12PM in Montreal (6PM in Linz, Austria). She will be joined by artists George Fok, Katherine Melançon and Moritz Wehrmann.
"Emergence & Convergence is an invitation to immerse ourselves in an exhibition which investigates our humanity in relationship with our planet and all living beings. Following months of confinement, we are confronted with a chance to re-evaluate our values and consider how the future might reveal itself."
-Phoebe Greenberg, founder and director of PHI