Montserrat Duran MuntadasLa femme aux mille cœurs, installation view, Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf, 2021.
Photo: René Rioux, courtesy of the artist

Born in Catalonia and living in Canada for the last decade, glass artist Montserrat Duran Muntadas became interested in the distance between her and her loved ones and in the consequences of not being able to attend their last moments of life due to the public-health measures imposed by the pandemic. Her project La femme aux mille cœurs is deeply rooted in the process of mourning the death of her maternal grandmother, as it was impossible for her to gather with her family to experience this final departure. Deprived of the symbolic rituals surrounding death, she probes, in a broader sense, their importance in the path toward acceptance.

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