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Un objet qui nous reflète
Marc-Antoine Côté

Marc-Antoine Côté studied at the École de sculpture de Québec in 2001. He is co-founder of Coop Le Bloc 5, a Limoilou-based artisanal producer’s cooperative represented by Les Galeries Bac in Montreal, St-Laurent Hill, in Ottawa, and Michel Guimont, in Quebec. He has taken part in several individual exhibitions in these towns and in Toronto, as well as in several collective exhibitions.  His artwork can be seen in several Quebec cities, where his projects have been selected within the context of the Quebec program for the integration of the arts into architecture.

Marc-Antoine Côté creates monumental abstract sculptures that dazzle the viewer and provide context to reflect on their experience of the physical world. Côté’s abstract sculptures take on an otherworldly quality—quiet, yet foreboding.

Côté studied sculpture at La maison des métiers d’arts de Québec. He works primarily in bronze, aluminum and steel to create 3D artworks. Marc-Antoine Côté currently lives and works in Quebec City.


He has been awarded several grants.

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Acquisition mode
Politique d'intégration des arts à l'architecture et à l'environnement, Government of Quebec
aluminum, bronze
Overall size
2,72 X 2,80 X 2,72 m
anchored, assembled, burnished, waxed, welded
Carrefour d'innovation INGO
Entrance hall
355 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3C 2G9, Corner Peel and William Streets, East side
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Artwork description

The imposing sculpture will transport you to a contemplative and soul-searching state. Faced with this object, you will ponder not only your physical perception of the world but also your relationship with the unknown, the incomprehensible.  Is the object being decomposed or recomposed? Is it a fragmentary residue or a component to be attached to a bigger entity? Is it something new, old or atemporal? The ambiguity remains. The bronze recalls tradition while the aluminum signifies modernity.

Support frame chemically anchored to the floor with stainless steel rods. Aluminum sections mechanically assembled; the eight parts of the sculpture are mechanically connected to each other. Bimetallic corrosion prevented by a plastic film inserted into each section; bronze sheets assembled by welding.  Each bronze section is patinated and waxed.