June 25, 2015


On March 31, the Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines unveiled Les invisibles, the concept for the artwork to be integrated into the landscape design of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery. Artist Marc-Antoine Côté is preparing this outdoor work of sculpture, which consists of five monolithic components lining the walkways connecting the Rue des Remparts and the Rue Charlevoix to the Monastère des Augustines.

A first step toward “An adventure within”

According to Marcel Barthe, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines, both the work and approach of this artist square perfectly with the art integration project. “The symbolism of the trees suggests rootedness, duration and simplicity. As such, it offers a fitting tribute to the more than 300-year-long heritage of the Augustinian sisters, whose presence has been strong, solid and decisive but at the same time discreet and humble. For visitors arriving at the Monastère des Augustines, different sculptures will dot their way before they even enter the museum, take advantage of the program of activities or receive accommodation. If they stop in front of one of these pieces, they will also be able to look inside of it and thus inside of themselves. This prior ritual will thus prepare our guests for a genuine “Adventure within” that each may enjoy in his or her own way,” he added.

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