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An Active Supporter of the Arts

Intérieur-avec-femme-jouantIn partnership with the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, BNP Paribas will support throughout 2014 and 2015 the restauration of an artwork entitled “Interior with a woman playing a virginal” painted around 1660-1667 by the Dutch Emanuel de Witte. This project contributes to the rehabilitation of the Museum collections.

A continuing presence in the Montreal’s cultural community

For the third season, BNP Paribas renewed in 2013 its partnership with the TNM by presenting The « Murmure du coquelicot » (The poppy red’s whisper), a play directed by Sébastien Soldevilla and featuring Rémy Girard. The poppy red’s whisper has been authored by Sébastien Soldevilla, co-founder of the 7 doigts de la main (The Hand’s seven fingers), a company that took center stage in the circus industry for its original acrobatic creations. In this play, an actor is reluctantly carried away by a fascinating delirium as he takes an audition to play his own life’s role.

Previous Cultural Involvements

2012 – The BNP Paribas Foundation brings contemporary dance show Correria + Agwa over the Atlantic. Presented in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary, French choreographer Mourad Merzouki and the Käfig Company pleased Canadian audiences with a show inspired by Brazil’s notorious favelas.

2012 – BNP Paribas presents Shakespeare’s L’histoire du Roi Lear. The theatrical production was featured during the regular season of one of Montreal’s best theatres, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM).

2011 – The BNP Paribas Foundation contributes to renowned jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s international tour with a stop in Montreal to perform at l’Astral, in the heart of Montreal’s vibrant Quartier des spectacles.

2010 – In partnership with the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), BNP Paribas provided financial support towards the research, conservation and restoration treatment of French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin’s painting “Jar of Apricots”. More than two years were needed to restore this artwork by one of the most famous French painters of the 18th century and a master of the still life genre. Clients and guests had the opportunity to preview the restored painting during a Cocktail held at the Art Gallery of Ontario on September 17, 2012.

2010 – Partenering with Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM), BNP Paribas presents Le dieu du carnage, written by French author Yasmina Reza and directed by Lorraine Pintal.