January 18th to February 19th, 2017 - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Diversité artistique Montréal
Cultural diversity is one of the most important aspects of Montréal’s identity. In celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary, Aime comme Montréal offers an intimate and authentic look into cultural diversity with a photography project of 60 inspiring intercultural couples living in Montréal.
Illustrating this diversity through a book and an art exhibition in iconic Montréal locations, Aime comme Montréal invites us to celebrate Montréal’s diversity.
Dynamic couples, composed of native Montrealers, immigrants, members of cultural and First Nations communities share, through words and images, how they met, how they see the world and, particularly, how they see their city. By revealing what they have lived as refugees or militants or their unique stories, they share their thoughts about their cultural identity and the positive impact the different cultures and, sometimes, different religions, have had on their relationship.
Scenes from their daily life, snapped throughout Montréal’s seasons and neighbourhoods are captured through the lens of renowned photojournalist Jacques Nadeau (Le Devoir) and the talented photographer Mikael Theimer (Portraits de Montréal).
As well as satisfying our curiosity, the stories compiled for this project debunk misconceptions and open a dialogue about interculturality. If Aime comme Montréal can bring us closer, it will have accomplished its mission of showing us that we can be more open to others and live together in respect and harmony.