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Artist Talk: Marco Brambilla in conversation with Phoebe Greenberg

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PHI Centre Space A
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

Doors: 7 pm
Discussion: 7:30 pm

General admission: $20
Student admission: $15

Taxes and fees not included

The conversation will be held in English. 

Exploring synthetic frontiers of utopia.


How do we create meaning while filtering through all the content in a society saturated with information? This artist talk is an opportunity to discover and learn more about an artist whose practice captures the ethos and explorations of our institution.

Known for his large-scale recontextualizations of popular and found imagery, Marco Brambilla is constantly pioneering new digital imaging technologies in video installation and art. Marco Brambilla's latest work, Heaven's Gate, is currently on display at the PHI Centre alongside Horizons VR, an exhibition that explores how XR can be used to engage with contemporary social issues and to tell human stories.

This talk will be an intimate and revealing conversation between Brambilla and Chief Creative Officer and Founder of PHI, Phoebe Greenberg. The exchange will be a moment to explore his critical perspectives, his experimental method of creating, and how his work resonates and questions our physical and spiritual life as we transition towards the virtual.

As the mission of the PHI Centre is to engage with social issues at the forefront of technology, contemporary art, and new media, this discussion will be an opportunity to showcase to participants an engaged artist at the vanguard as we transition towards a more interlaced digital paradigm.

PHI Event Centre Enconversation Marco Brambilla Heavens Gate
Photo: Heaven's Gate at the PHI Centre, 2022


Marco Brambilla is a video artist based in London. Brambilla’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum (New York); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation (Madrid); and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C). Notable shows include New Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art (Retrospective); Seoul Biennial, Korea; Broad Art Museum; and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. Brambilla has worked with Creative Time and Art Production Fund in New York to present public art installations, and is a recipient of the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards. His work has been featured at the Venice Film Festival and Sundance Film Festivals, as well as Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.

PHI Event Centre Enconversation Marco Brambilla MARC Ov2


Phoebe Greenberg has been a pioneer and cultural visionary in Montreal for over 20 years.

Passionate about contemporary art, Ms. Greenberg first founded in 2007 the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art (formerly DHC/ART) dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary art both locally and internationally. In recent years, the PHI Foundation has presented the work of some of the world's most renowned contemporary artists: Marc Quinn, Sophie Calle, John Currin, Ryoji Ikeda, Joan Jonas, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Yoko Ono and many others.

In 2012, she established the PHI Centre, a multidisciplinary arts and cultural hub. The institution brings together visual arts, film, music, design, and technology, in order to encourage encounters between disciplines, as well as between artists and the public. Through its innovative and inspiring programming, the public is invited to participate in a reflection on art in its new forms. The PHI Centre's programming is unique, unclassifiable, engaging and constantly evolving, but always relevant.

PHI has also been deploying its expertise in presenting cutting-edge works abroad, through initiatives such as the New York's Rockefeller Center, New York's Tribeca Festival, the programming and production of the Virtual Reality Pavilion at the Luxembourg City Film Festival as well as an ephemeral gallery during the 58th Venice Biennale. Additionally, in collaboration with Felix & Paul Studios, PHI launched THE INFINITE, the most ambitious project realized so far in the virtual and interactive reality industry. 


Heaven's Gate is included in the admission price for Pathway 2: Marco Brambilla and Pathway 3: Horizons VR. Learn more below.

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