Photo: Idra Labrie
Photo: Idra Labrie
Photo: Idra Labrie
Photo: Idra Labrie

Outside / Inside

The Exhibition

Outside . . .
The sky changes,
The water lives, gleams,
The field rustles.
Everything outside is inspiring.
Everything outside is intriguing.

Inside . . .
A living neighbourhood.
Passers-by, children playing.
Houses, like containers.
What’s inside?
Little houses,
like heads,
filled with sweet reveries
What if Inside there was Outside?
What if we went in and had a look?


Artistic direction and curation: Les Incomplètes
Exhibition design: Marie-Pier Lebeau
Production: Pierre Brassard
Sound conception: Frédéric Lebrasseur

Outside/Inside is a joint project of the MNBAQ and Les Incomplètes.


An immense house where no one lives? Is that what a museum is?
– Roland Shön

A house, immense yes. Where no one lives? Perhaps not exactly. A museum is a house for works of art, for creation, for artists’ thoughts. A house where the imagination, beauty and contemplation reign. A house where visitors are invited to mix their own reveries with those of the artists whose art is exhibited there. A place brought to life by the trace left there by artists and viewers.