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Doyon-Rivest Pavlova: ephemeral artwork

October 25, 2019 to January 8, 2023

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents an artwork from Doyon-Rivest in the passage Riopelle by CGI.

ephemeral artwork

Mathieu Doyon, born in Québec City in 1970
Simon Rivest, born in Sherbrooke in 1974

Digital photomontage printed on stick-and-peel vinyl, and video projection

Doyon-Rivest’s work explores the principle of the reward pathway: activities that trigger the release of dopamine in our body induce a state of euphoria and generate seeking of immediate pleasure. Pavlova militates for a regaining of control, deceleration and re-appropriation of simple happiness, far removed from addictions.

Pavlova is the first edition of a series of ephemeral presentations in the public spaces of the Musée, produced in collaboration with the  Fondation du MNBAQ.