On display on the Place des Arts esplanade, Shelter (2012) is a bronze reproduction of the entrance to an underground shelter in Tel Aviv. In order to faithfully replicate the space and preserve its integrity, the artist used rubber moulds to imbue her sculpture with all the details of the original site.
“Securing shelter is among our most primitive needs. We need shelter to protect us from cold and storms, from sun and heat, but also from predators, and all too often, from war.” (Sigalit Landau, 2012)
This temporary exhibit is made possible with the efforts of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Société de la Place des Arts and the owners.
On the Esplanade until November 28th.
Source: Musée d’art contemporain