An Active Supporter of the Arts
In 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.