Visual arts



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November 2, 2017 to November 16, 2017

"I believe in the power of jewelry to witness the depth of each individual."
- Édéenne

For the first time in Canada, an exhibition of Édéenne, internationally renowned jeweler, a Montreal native now based in Paris. This exhibition will present 160 stunning pieces in a captivating scenography, by revealing their secrets and the unique artistic approach that inspired each of them.

Presented by BMO, as part of its 200th anniversary, in a replica of its oldest vault, the free exhibition will take place from November 2 to 16 Les Grands Ballets'Wilder Building.

Édéenne will take the opportunity to launch her first art book that follows her journey behind her unique creations.

As the only Canadian in the world to make high jewelry, Édéenne has been recognized by the former Jewelry Director of Christie's of Geneva as one of the four women who have marked the history of high end jewelry since 1900, keeping in mind that it is essentially an industry led by men. Vivienne Becker published in the Financial Times: "Édéenne is one of the 4 Gems Stars". She has also been named the "New Legend" of Place Vendôme, a landmark of Parisian refinement and exclusivity.

The world-renowned artist creates unique portrait-pieces based on the life stories of those who confide in her. "That's why" she tells us, "the exhibition will be revealed in a vault in order to translate jewelries' most precious gem: emotion. I beleive in the power of jewelry to convey the profoundness of its owner and I can't wait for the people of my own town to discover my work, which, I hope, will inspire and move them."

More then half of the pieces are on loan, for the occasion from her clients from around the world. Carrying a flashlight and accompanied by her "storytellers" in a pitch-black room, each visitor will discover the story behin each piece and will partake in an experience far beyond the presentation of the object itself.

Monday, Tuesday: 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am to 9 pm (except November 8, 9 and 16)
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm