Feb 9, 2023 ― Mar 19, 2023

From February 9 to March 19
Opening on February 9


Curator and artistic director: Marie-Pier Gauthier-Manes
With creations by : Philippe Charlebois-Gomez (Studio Botté)
Partner : Mine urbaine

Surexposition puts forward the theme of overcycling* in creative practices by using the emblematic acrylic globes of the City of Montreal’s old street lamps as creative material. Marie-Pier Gauthier-Manes was the artistic director and designer of an immersive installation, and Philippe Charlebois-Gomez was invited to design lighting fixtures using the globes provided by Mine urbaine.

Present in the daily life of citizens since the time of Expo 67, these spheres are characteristic of the iconographic signature and the luminous ambiance of the metropolis.

*Upcycling is the process of reclaiming obsolete materials or products and transforming them into value-added creations. It is therefore recycling “from above”.

5:30 pm to 9 pm: Opening
6:30 pm: Speaking session
9pm to midnight: DJ dance party in the main hall
Bar service

Livart would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), in collaboration with Culture Montréal, for their financial support in the context of the “Eco-responsible production, dissemination, promotion and consolidation” component of the Programme de partenariat territorial en lien avec la collectivité de l’île de Montréal.




Le Devoir – La lumière de Montréal: de la poubelle au salon

Index Design – SUREXPOSITION : lumière sur le surcyclage du patrimoine mobilier montréalais

CBC Listen – Lamp bulb art in the Plateau

Quoi faire en famille – Surexposition – Lumière sur le surcyclage