Place Publique 2017

This edition marks the 10th anniversary of the Place Publique and is a major event for the Darling Foundry, participating in the social and artistic dynamism of the City of Montreal. The 2017 programming, has brought together numerous participants, notably the universities from Montreal: under the leadership of Sinisha Brdar, students in design from UQAM conceived a Terrace/Bar, while fine arts students from Concordia University made proposals for site-specific projects, thanks to the initiative of Michael Robinson. The work Unité d'habitation by Antoine Caron was thus selected to be presented on the Place Publique throughout the summer. Its realization was made possible thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Place Publique 2017 also offers weekly events that are free and open to all. From June 29 to August 17, a series of performances curated by Théo Gorin took place in continuity with the Darling Foundry's summer exhibition, The House of Dust d'Alison Knowles, which itself included a program of performances and public lectures (June 15-23). Several organizations in Montreal were also invited to take over the open-air platform: RIPA - Rencontre Interuniversitaire de Performance Actuelle, the cooperative Cercle Carré, as well as GIV - Groupe Intervention Vidéo.

Conceived as a space of collaborative construction from the inception to the realization, Place Publique aims at being, this year again, a portion of asphalt appropriated by artists and citizens..



June 15 - 23: program of events within the frame of the exhibition The House of Dust d'Alison Knowles, curated by Maud Jacquin, Sébastien Pluot with Jeff Guess and Art by Translation
June 29
: performance night 1 Rachel Echenberg / Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre / Adriana Disman
July 6: performance night 2 invitation to RIPA (Félipe Goulet-Letarte / Mai Thi Bach-Ngoc Nguyen)
July 13: performance night 3 Khadija Baker / Ben Compton / Andrew Patterson
July 20: performance night 4 invitation to Cercle Carré (Comptoir Public / Élaine LaBrie et Caroline Loncol Daigneault / Patrick St-Denis et Caroline Gravel / Valerian Mazataud / Nicolas Dion Buteau et Pascale Trudel / Paul Neudorf, Laura Sasseville, Marilyne St-Sauveur)
July 27: performance night 5 Pascale Théorêt-Groulx / Jacqueline Van de Geer / Shandor Hassan
August 3: performance night 6 collective Quimeras
August 10: performance night 7 Alfonso Arzapalo / Christina Bosowec / Vincent Charlebois
August 17: last night Place Publique (#8) invitation to GIV (screenings)


Thursday August 17, 2017


8:30 pm to 11 pm

PROJECTIONS NIGHT presented by GIV - Video Intervention Group the thursday August 17 at 8:30PM on Place Publique. A retrospective program which remembers 40 years of engaged works made by women. The videos…

Thursday August 10, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

3 performances evening on August 10 on Place Publique.  Alfonso Arzapalo – Unroll and Roll Alfonso Arzapalo is a Montreal based artist using body and space as a laboratory to explore the deeper meaning…

Thursday August 3, 2017


5 pm to 11 pm

Performance, music and art evening, Bodies in Dark Times, proposed by the collective QUIMERAS on Place Publique. The world as we know come to an end. And yet there is still ground to walk on, and sun…

Thursday July 27, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

An evening of three performances on Place Publique on July 27.  - Jacqueline Van de Geer – You are the performance Collective creation is an essential element of Jacqueline Van de Geer’s work, who intends…

Thursday July 20, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

Performances' evening proposed by Cercle carré This evening is the occasion to discover the results of Cercle Carré creation laboratories with its artist redisidents on Place Publique. Comptoir public, Média…

Thursday July 13, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

Night of 3 performances on Place Publique Khadija Baker - In the present of the absent Since 2009, Khadija Baker has worked around themes of persecution, migrations and memory, including names and stories…

Thursday July 6, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

RIPA's night on Place Publique  Performance and poetry maintain links that, when highlighted, expand the very definition of these practices and complexify their discourses. Starting from the idea that…

Thursday June 29, 2017


6 pm to 10 pm

This first evening of performances aims to make tangible the influences and affinities of artists practicing this discipline.  Adriana Disman Adriana Disman is a performance art maker, thinker, and curator…