May 23, 2022

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a new cultural anchor and architectural landmark for art and public life

a new cultural anchor and architectural landmark for art and public life


Right after fifteen years of daring, avant-garde and revolutionary programming, PHI begins a new chapter with the transformation of four heritage structures with the intention of converting these websites into a new and expanded long-lasting cultural location under the banner of PHI Modern.

MONTREAL, April 29, 2022 (World NEWSWIRE) —


Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the PHI Basis (2007, formerly DHC/Art), has been dedicated to the presentation of chopping-edge modern day artwork by globe-course artists by significant exhibitions, a dynamic community application and a progressive schooling plan. The PHI Centre (2012), celebrating its 10th anniversary, has championed assignments at the crossroads of artwork, cinema, audio, digital actuality and augmented fact, exploring new territories of storytelling by generating installations knowledgeable by new media, whilst PHI Studio (2019), the third entity of PHI’s ecosystem, develops revolutionary exhibitions and captivating immersive ordeals offered [at world-class venues] internationally.

PHI Modern

Opening its doorways in 2026, the 6 900 m2 (around) setting up will be an institution dedicated to checking out the modern day by means of general public engagement with art and lifestyle. As a response to a rising want for room to engage with PHI’s numerous audiences and artists, the undertaking will consolidate the full breadth of PHI’s public cultural supply underneath a single roof. Currently divided amongst the PHI Basis and the PHI Centre, PHI Contemporary will create an open up house for the public to engage with its multi-dimensional presentation of art, discourse and inventive techniques.

At PHI Modern day, meticulously and critically curated exhibitions will satisfy vanguard will work from burgeoning creative territories, enabling PHI to completely explore the emergent synergies and curatorial opportunities they stand for. This new cultural landmark will engage with neighborhood communities which includes potential residents in the rapidly evolving East-close of Aged Montreal, moreover drawing in audiences from overseas, owing to vacationer populations checking out the metropolis, as properly as PHI’s ever-growing inventive community.

PHI Up to date is a unusual and remarkable option for us to keep on our motivation to the relevance of art in general public daily life by supplying significantly expanded general public spaces to collect, encounter and commune with some of the most persuasive artwork and evolving creative practices from here and about the world.
-Phoebe Greenberg, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, PHI

The new challenge will present a reason-created room of the highest architectural high quality that will let PHI to sustain its provide on several concentrations cultural, technological, environmental, social and financial, although creating a significant contribution to civic lifetime for each community inhabitants and site visitors from the relaxation of Quebec, Canada and overseas.
-Eric Albert, Main Government Officer, PHI

The web-site

From the Pre-contact period to the Colonization era, the web page of PHI Modern has been a single of strategic and symbolic significance, rife with a lineage of protagonists that played essential roles in the evolution of the city. Positioned at the intersection of Bonsecours and Saint-Paul streets in the historic district of Montreal — Aged Montreal, — the web-site of PHI Up to date (previously the Auberge Pierre-Du-Calvet) is composed of an amalgamation of four historic buildings that day to the 18th century and a large adjacent ton. In immediate proximity to the Bonsecours Market (1847) and the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (1675) – both of those storied landmarks of the metropolis and its heritage.

Global Architecture Competition

On August 26, 2021, PHI released an International Architecture Competitiveness for the design of PHI Modern day. The simply call for candidature elicited 65 entries from world-class architectural companies from 14 nations around the world, from which 11 had been chosen to contend. The competitors is at this time in its second phase with 5 finalists to present their architectural proposals for the challenge.

On July 15th, 2022, the jury will announce the competitiveness laureat, who will pursue the ongoing progress of the profitable proposal in partnership with PHI and the project’s stakeholders.

General public Presentations

On May perhaps 2nd, 2022, 11h-14h EST, each and every of the finalist architects will current their architectural concept for PHI Up to date to the jury in the form of a general public digital event. As an expression of PHI’s commitment to transparency and the imaginative course of action, the general public at significant is invited to witness this initially unveiling of proposals.

Obtain to the function by means of the adhering to zoom webinar connection*:
* simultaneous translation into French, English, ASL and QSL is available as a result of zoom

Or by means of reside stream*: up to
* no translations will be broadcast in the reside stream model

If you have any concerns, you should make contact with: [email protected]


This formidable venture is created probable, in portion, thanks to the economic support of the Authorities of Canada and the Authorities of Quebec. PHI is happy to partner in the defense and enhancement of Montreal’s heritage while contributing a cultural anchor and architectural landmark for foreseeable future generations. This contribution and assist is by means of the Cultural Infrastructure Growth Help Program.


Established and directed by Phoebe Greenberg in Montreal, PHI is a multidisciplinary artistic hub located at the crossroads of art, movie, new music, design and style and technologies. Centered on the artwork and audiences of these days and tomorrow, the group addresses a range of radical thoughts by focusing on collective experience, social accountability and audience participation.

PHI encompasses the PHI Centre, the PHI Studio, artist-in-home plans and the PHI Basis for Modern Artwork. Thanks to an eclectic software and a predilection for the generation of written content, PHI encourages unexpected encounters among artists and audiences.

General public RELATIONS:
Myriam Achard
Chief, New Media Partnerships and PR
Tel.: 514 779-8868 • [email protected]