Place Publique

Created in 2007, Place Publique is a space for visual arts and the public, set up every summer on Ottawa Street in front of the Fonderie Darling buildings. Site-specific artworks, performances, and workshops activate and transform the space into an interactive platform that brings together artists and citizens. Through a variety of activities, audiences have unique aesthetic experiences in a friendly and festive open-air environment. By creating this site of expression, the Fonderie Darling affirms the role that art plays in enriching the community’s well-being and quality of life.

The Fonderie Darling aims to make Place Publique a permanent project active throughout the year. Never-ending construction, constant noise, visual, and air pollution, and ever-present cars have made it necessary to establish a space dedicated to people in a neighbourhood increasingly disrupted by the construction of new towers. 

The Ville-Marie Borough has heard our message. Following a political decision taken by the administration of Mayor Valérie Plante, the government representatives of the City of Montreal have been mandated to create a permanent Place Publique. Alongside a collective authorized to setting up and managing Place Publique, Quartier Éphémère is excited about the prospect of extending the activities of the Fonderie Darling into the public sector and providing a cleared space around its heritage buildings. Therefore, the organization has assembled key players from the neighbourhood and public sector, including the fields of art, ecology, and urbanism, to work together according to a model of co-construction to carry out this ambitious project. The City of Montreal has appointed landscape architects from the firm Daoust Lestage to design the project.

Conceived as a space of collaborative development from concept to realization, Place Publique will finally achieve its calling and become a portion of pavement re-appropriated by artists and citizens.

Quartier Éphémère warmly thanks the public for the invaluable support, thanks to which a Permanent Place Publique is about to become a reality. 

 

DETAILS TO COME

 

Performance evenings

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5:00 pm 10:00 pm

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MÉGANE VOGHELL AVALON NADÈGE GREBMEIER FORGET ANNA EYLER & NICOLAS LAPOINTE                            XUAN YE   ERIN GEE & JEN KUTLER FABIENNE AUDÉOUD ILEANA HERNANDEZ NINA VROEMEN & ERIN HILL EMMA-KATE GUIMOND   From… See more

Performance evenings

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5:30 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

Every summer for the past ten years, Place Publique has occupied a section of rue Ottawa, confirming the presence of art and artists in a neighbourhood where major companies, innovative businesses, and new and long-established residents live side by side.… See more

Performance evenings

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5:30 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

For the 11th edition of Place Publique, the Darling Foundry offers neighborhood residents and art enthusiasts an exploratory, diversified and participative program. While reaffirming its role as an artistic and cultural landmark in an ever-changing neighborhood,… See more

Performance evenings

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5:30 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

Since 2007, Place Publique has established itself every summer on Ottawa Street as a space dedicated to the visual arts and the public. Site-specific artwork, performances and workshops animate and transform the space to become an interactive platform,… See more

Performance evening

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7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

FILIATIONS - PERFORMANCE SERIES  Place Publique hosts four evenings of performances in order to reveal the connections between artists. For the past 10 years, the Darling Foundry has enlivened its Place Publique during the summer season with art installations… See more

Performance evenings

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7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

Summer is just around the corner and the Darling Foundry is already busy concocting an ambitious project on the square that is opened to the public in front of its premises during the summer season. In parallel to the inauguration of the artwork Sans… See more

Performance evenings

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

For the eighth year in a row, the Darling Foundry expands its activities outdoors by occupying the Ottawa street between Queen and Prince streets. During the summer 2014, the Darling Foundry's ephemeral Place Publique has been very busy with artistic… See more

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

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In 2013, swirls of smoke were floating all summer long over the Darling Foundry’s Place Publique. With its trademark caustic wit, the trio BGL has chosen to take over that space by showing Chicha Muffler, a participatory installation that lures us to… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

In 2012, visitors gathered all summer long in front of the Darling Foundry and enjoyed the picnic tables designed by Mathieu Beauséjour to admire the impressive Courte-Pointe by Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau. Exhibited from June 14 to October… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

In the summer of 2011, the Place Publique was organised around Plat-form, a sculpture by Alexandre David which fits somewhere between furniture and architecture. Plat-form also allowed to the Torontonian  Malcolm Sutton to present The Coming Envelope… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

The 2010 theme of the Place Publique was Fugue urbaine, an in situ cavalcade with artworks of Canadian and international artists that intertwined with the urban fabric in a neighbourhood facing increasing uncertainty ahead of a major redevelopment. Centred… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

From July 16th to September 3rd 2009, the Place Publique of the Darling Foundry has stressed the value of artistic performances thanks to an audacious program. These performances gathered enthousiasts again but also workers and residents of the neighborhood… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

The second edition of the Place Publique was full of public art and events with audacious installations and lively days. Following up on his 2007 vegetation wall, the French artist Jean-Paul Ganem used a new technique to colour and add green to the Darling… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

For the first time, an artistic platform has been settled every Thursday of the summer 2007 and has allowed new visitors to discover the Darling Foundry. The extended hours of the center and the gratuity of the exhibitions these days, the various and… See more