Family Saturdays at VOX

Workshop in the exhibition Juan Ortiz-Apuy. Tropicana, VOX, from February 11 to June 26, 2021.

Photo: Michel Brunelle.

Every Saturday
February 27 to June 26, 2021
June 24 and 25
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

School break
Ongoing activity from March 2 to 5

Free admission
Reservation required

Visit and workshop

VOX invites you to share a playful moment with your kids in a colourful environment to the vibrant rhythms of cumbia! A visit in your *family bubble*, complete with observation games and a creative workshop, accompanies our new youth exhibition Tropicana, created by Montreal-based Costa Rican artist Juan Ortiz-Apuy.

These activities are designed to enable children aged 6 to 14 to decode advertising messages and learn how to consume responsibly.

Our visual arts educators will be on-site to welcome your family in complete safety and lead the activities.

Reservation required through Eventbrite


The exhibition is also open from Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for unaccompanied visits.


Our commitment to children’s health and safety in the pandemic context:

This youth activity will proceed in compliance with the public health measures in effect.



Juan Ortiz-Apuy. Tropicana
2021.02.11 – 06.26

When confronting the environmental crisis, in which unbridled production of goods is threatening the diversity of the natural world, it’s essential that we take an interest in how things are displayed, commercialized and consumed, whether in brick-and-mortar store windows or online.

This fourth youth exhibition, specially designed for kids and teenagers aged 6 to 14, casts a critical eye on modern consumer society and advertising aimed at children, which often features animals, colours, sounds and shapes designed to appeal to them. For the occasion, Montreal-based Costa Rican artist Juan Ortiz-Apuy has created a visual and sound environment allowing visitors to explore the language of advertising and its ability to act on us, in sometimes unexpected ways. The artist based his research on new marketing strategies that have emerged in the social media era, i.e., the phenomenon of “unboxing” and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos. A genuine foray into the world of objects, this exhibition seeks to examine the way we consume today—always with a touch of humour—the better to understand its future impacts. Besides a guided tour, children can take part in a workshop designed to awaken their senses, creativity and critical thinking. Observation games to be completed with family members round out the experience. Find out more


Watch the interview with Juan-Ortiz Apuy in conjunction with his exhibition at VOX.

See interview

Family booklet

Browse through our family booklet which accompanies the exhibition’s visit.

English version
Spanish version