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Mirabaud to support new exhibition by world-renowned Swiss artist Nicolas Party at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal, 19 May 2022 – The Swiss banking and financial group Mirabaud is proud to announce its support for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) through its collaboration in the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve. In creating this exhibition, which will be available to view until 16 October 2022, the Swiss artist was inspired by works in the MMFA collection. Through this collaboration, Mirabaud Canada aims to contribute to promoting contemporary art, a key area of support for the Group, while fostering the development of the Canada-Switzerland cultural network.

Mirabaud’s active commitment to contemporary art extends far beyond its vast collection and the acquisition of artistic works. In line with its values – passion, responsibility, conviction and independence – the Group supports not only artists, but also institutions and events that help to promote contemporary art to the widest possible audience. This is why Mirabaud passionately supports both the MAMCO (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) in Geneva and the exhibition Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve (Mauve Twilight) at the MMFA.

“We are proud to support this exhibition, which allows the Montreal and international public to discover the work of Nicolas Party and to experience his imaginary, colourful and immersive universe,” says Sylvain Racine, CEO of Mirabaud Canada. Known primarily for his pastels and murals drenched in saturated colours, the Swiss artist also produces paintings, painted sculptures, prints and drawings.

Mirabaud is delighted to be partnering with the MMFA, a leading cultural institution, renowned for the diversity of its collections and for its exhibitions showcasing Canadian and international artistic heritage. Driven by an innovative and inclusive vision, the MMFA lives as part of its community and aims to make art accessible to as many people as possible. These values resonate with those of the banking group: Mirabaud’s website includes extensive examples of works from its contemporary art collection, making them publicly available and accessible online for a wide audience.

“The Group has been committed to the artistic avant-garde since its foundation in 1819, and the diversity and scope of its art collection reflects a pluralist vision of today’s world. The collection includes both emerging and established artists. Supporting young artists is essential for the Mirabaud Group, which acquires works and promotes creativity and innovation in all forms,” continues Sylvain Racine.

Lionel Aeschlimann, Managing Partner of Mirabaud and CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management, said: “The Mirabaud Group’s commitment to contemporary art reflects the importance of artistic creativity in our society, a unique endeavour that allows us to leave our comfort zone and pushes us to look inward or to look at the world through different eyes. Creativity is fundamental to any type of innovation. Supporting contemporary art means supporting forward-thinking ideas and the artists who bring those ideas to life. For over 200 years, Mirabaud has been guided by these values, contemplating the place of the individual in the world and standing alongside artists in their endeavours”.