Location, Date & Time to be announced
As part of it’s major renovation project (2016-2017), the prestigious hotel The Queen Elizabeth commissioned “Unis vert l’Art” (U.V.A.), to recover silverware and other prestigious heritage materials from the renovations to create it’s fourth eco-artistic project and exhibition: Unis vert l’Intemporel. These recyclable artifacts made of glass, marble, metal and other, come from different parts of the hotel, including the Beaver Club.
In partnership with the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and the owners Ivanhoé Cambridge, the mandate of UVA is to give a new life to these artifacts by bringing together a Collective of some 40 notable international and emerging artists to use those artifacts to create works of art inspired by the timeless imprint they conceal. In addition to valuing our heritage assets, the exhibit will promote an ecologically sensitive vision of our environment and our consumer society. By reusing and incorporating these artifacts in works of art, the Collective contributes indirectly to the well-being of the planet.
The Queen E., previously hosted such famous personalities as Indira Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Bed-in, to name but a few, intends to complete his renovations in June 2017, in time for the celebrations of the 375th of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
The Unis vert l’Intemporel exhibition has been postponed and should run in May, 2018. Exact date, time and location to be announced in 2018.