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315 Saint-Paul W.
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2M3

Tickets (including A Life in Flowers):
Regular: $21.80
Seniors and students: $16.35

Tickets (without A Life in Flowers):
Regular: $15.80
Seniors and students: $12.50

*Admission is free for children under 13 years old and for PHI Passport holders.

Taxes not included, services fees included.

**Only payment by debit or credit card is accepted on-site.

Family and/or friends package: get 30% off on the purchase of 4 tickets and more


Monday: Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Thursday to Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM


***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


George Fok
Canada, Hong Kong
Seeking Stillness, 2020
Video installation, 30 min 

An immersive poem in three parts, via sounds and colours, where the performances and interventions break the fourth wall. From this exceptionally visceral experience emanates a pursuit of solace, a meditative and therapeutic moment.

Presented with the support of Epson and CALQ. Sound design and engineering: Phil Rochefort. Featuring music from: Lisa Teichmann “Pulsatilla” and Patrick Haggart

Daniel Corbeil
Cité laboratoire, 2012-2018

Cité laboratoire is an installation that possesses the attributes of various visions of green architecture in the prototype stage, where a city skyscraper is designed to be an autonomous and self-sustaining organism, featuring vegetation that makes us dream of a lost paradise.

Katherine Melançon
L’État des matières (corpus of works), 2017
Animations and digital prints

Between still life and abstract composition, L’État de matières is a corpus of works that explores the digital manipulation of representative samples of a place. The captured images suggest altered states of these organic materials.

Sabrina Ratté
Domestic Landscape: Eclipse, 2017
Video, 3 min 27 sec
Music by Andrea-Jane Cornell, 2017
Inkjet print on aluminum and projection

Domestic Landscape is a space with an ambiguous identity, living between architecture and landscape. Using a mixture of analog technologies and 3D animation techniques, these video portals guide the viewer to improbable places.

Sabrina Ratté
Alpenglow and Aurora, 2018
Inkjet print and projection, 1 min 27 sec © Sabrina Ratté / ELLEPHANT

Alpenglow and Aurora is a diptych depicting utopian spaces where painterly textures meet with 3D perspectives. Through the use of reflective surfaces and fragmented windows, the iridescent magic-hour landscapes invade the room and become an intrinsic part of the architecture.

Moritz Wehrmann
Alter Ego, 2013
Presented with the support of the Goethe-Institut

Alter Ego is an experimental installation that questions the mental and mimetic relationship between two dialogue partners in an existential encounter. The installation uses mirrors and stroboscopic light to create a mental conflict of self-localization, a feeling of self-loss and of pure empathy at the same time.

Olafur Eliasson,
United Kingdom
Wunderkammer, 2020
Augmented reality
Produced by Acute Art

Wunderkammer is an intriguing collection of natural elements, small works of art and experiences from the artist's studio, transformed into augmented reality. The objects in the collection meld the known with surprising movement and unexpected actions: from a glowing sun to a shimmering rainbow to a rainy cloud.

Armando Kirwin, Azuma Makoto
United States, Japan
A Life in Flowers, 2019
virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 20 min
Produced by Ryot, Artie, PHI in collaboration with Headspace Studios

A Life in Flowers is an interactive artistic installation
available in two formats: virtual reality or by voice
command only. This projection invites the participants into an impressive installation featuring a projection that allows them to examine the harmony between flowers and human life.

*Purchase of the Exhibition + A Life in Flowers ticket at the ticket office will make this installation available in virtual reality or video, depending on availability. Limited seating (per day: 3 VR, 3 audiovisuals). 13 years old and older.

Floor Plan

You can download it here.


Emergence & Convergence 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.

A safe environment for visitors and PHI employees

Our mediators are ready to welcome you in premises designed and arranged in a way that ensures a safe, healthy and comfortable environment. Everything is set up to provide both peace of mind and an enriching experience, all while respecting the protocol drawn up by Public Health authorities.

Photo (cover): Myriam Ménard

Photos: Myriam Ménard

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