MONTRÉAL, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - The ONE | Outfits from a New Era exhibit will be open to the public as of December 3. This exhibit, which was designed by Vous êtes ici and presented by the Biosphère, presents 16 original artistic creations focussing on various environmental issues. More than 15 public figures, including Robert Lepage, Guy A. Lepage, George Stroumboulopoulos, Rick Mercer and Julie Payette, agreed to support the artistic process of the exhibition by signing a waste-object used in one of the creations.
ONE | Outfits from a New Era presents 16 outfits made from mass consumption products. Accompanied by artistic videos and vibrant sound clips from the Canadian music scene, these artistic creations present construction materials, batteries, salmon scales, electronic waste and other residues from our society… from a new angle.
"This exhibition," explained Biosphère Director Jean Langlais, "manages through art and creativity to educate visitors on a more sustainable way of life. Its scope, its attractiveness and its very trendy side make it a major exhibition for the Biosphère; it integrates itself well, like the museum building, in the city of design that is Montréal."
"Through the channels of art, ingenuity and education, ONE has a profound impact on those who have the power to change things, each one of us." added K, the co-founder of Vous êtes ici.
ONE | Outfits from a New Era will be presented until December 2012 at the Biosphère and then will go on the road to various Canadian cities. The opening of the exhibit coincides with the Recycling-Artists Eco Fair, which brings together 43 presenters at the Biosphère on December 3, 4 and 5, as part of the Green Christmas event. Entrance to the Biosphère will be free for the occasion.
As an environment museum, the mandate of Environment Canada's Biosphère is to encourage everyone to take action and get involved. In addition to presenting exhibits and special events, the Biosphère develops education and awareness products for various clients across Canada and is a recognized hub of exchanges on the environment.
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