Paysages Éphémères 2009
The 2009 Paysages Éphémères, organized for the second consecutive year by independent curator Stéphane Bertrand, presents Complet No Vacancy, which will take place on Mont-Royal Avenue from the 2nd to the 26th of July. For five years, Paysages Éphémères has created opportunities for artistic expression in the urban space by transforming it into a site for creation. Through the lens of ephemeral art, residents and visitors in the Plateau area will have the opportunity to view the city from new perspectives.
Complet No Vacancy deals with the theme of vacation in the city and will present a multi-dimensional creative experience through the work of visual artists, architects and designers. Six installations will be set up in Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, one intervention will occupy the Place Gérald-Godin, while another will take place in front of the Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement. Non-narrative, short films will be screened on two evenings in the park. The public is also invited to visit la Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal and the platforms at the Mont-Royal metro station to discover the full artistic range of Complet No Vacancy.
July 2nd to July 12th
Coin du banc - Alexandre David
Phare de ville - Patrick Beaulieu
Motel Rita - Rita
Package Deals - Uta Riccius
Prendre place - Yannick Pouliot
DÉRAPAGE Screening of non-narrative short films
July 2nd to 26th
Labyrinthes - José Luis Torres and Geneviève Caron
CaLe parvis - Alec Suresh Perera and Julie Charbonneau
Voisins - Francis Montillaud
Complet No Vacancy offsite works
Metro platform, Mont-Royal station
Maison de la Culture Plateau Mont-Royal (465, Mont-Royal Avenue East)
Ephemeral art manifestations such as Paysages Éphémères are becoming more and more frequent on the international contemporary art scene. In fact, in Madrid, New-York, Paris, Berlin and many other major cities of the world, the installation of temporary art works has become common practice. In an economic context that is increasingly oriented towards creativity, these installations become an important element for indicating a city’s international rank. They increase public accessibility to art, create greater exposure for artists’ work, and improve the quality of urban life.
Paysages Éphémères is produced by Odace Événements