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Ville de Montréal

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Giorgia Volpe


Presentation of the artwork
The work Entrelacs is situated in Parc de l’Ukraine, redeveloped by the borough in 2018 to integrate various visual elements testifying to the strong presence of the Ukrainian community in this neighbourhood.

Resulting from a collaboration with the members of the Montréal Ukrainian community, the sculpture by Giorgia Volpe celebrates the community’s cultural traditions. The work is composed of interlaced ribbons deployed in a three-dimensional open weave. The shape of the sculpture is inspired by a pysanka (from the verb pysaty, “to write”), a gift represented by an egg painted with numerous symbols and signs. Ukrainians continue to practise this ancient tradition in a perpetual cycle of transmission from generation to generation. The motifs on the egg’s ribbons refer to oak leaves; they were chosen by the members of the Montréal Ukrainian community to represent patience, strength, and longevity. The work evokes the notion of identity and, through its symbols, invites a gathering of Ukrainian culture in Montréal.
Associated events
The installation of an artwork in Parc de l’Ukraine falls within the Plan de développement en art public 2015-2022 de l’arrondissement de Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, which calls for the borough to acquire works of public art every year. It is also a result of redevelopment of Parc de l’Ukraine, completed in summer 2018, into which various visual elements testifying to the strong presence of the Ukrainian community in the district have been integrated.
Giorgia Volpe
Giorgia Volpe was born in Brazil and has been living and working in Québec City since 1998. A multidisciplinary artist, she is interested in plots that intertwine, stories fed by encounters, and daily life. She is drawn to the possible connections that create dialogue between the individual and the collective, real and imaginary, and private and public. Her poetic works evoke universal subjects such as migration and mixing blood, as well as sensory and emotional memory.
Volpe has participated in numerous exhibitions, public interventions, and artist residencies in Québec, the United States, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, China, and Sweden.
Fine Arts
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
Mode of acquisition
Public commission from the Ville de Montréal
Accession date
October 5, 2021
ultra high performance fiber concrete
General dimensions
169,19 x 145,49 cm
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Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Parc de l'Ukraine