Philippe Allard, Justin Duchesneau  /  Courte-Pointe

Courte-Pointe (Quilt) wraps around the building of the Darling Foundry as though a passing giant had left his bed cover to dry in the sun. This cumbersome mass interferes with the building’s functionality and creates its own environment. A formless, uncanny component, is it in miniature or blown up? The people’s bed cover, pixellated out of milk boxes – these makeshift racks proliferating on Montreal’s bikes -, is on display to attract passersby under its canopy of filtered light.

This new intervention follows in the footsteps of previous collaborations (Arc-en-ciel, 2009 ; Forêt, 2011) between Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau. Working in the space between art and architecture, their collective uses strategies of accumulation of mass-produced objects.

The Prix Art Public has been awarded in 2014 to Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau for their ephemeral artwork during the annual Montreal’s Gala des arts visuels.

Philippe Allard

Phillippe Allard received a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from UQAM in 1995.

Justin Duchesneau

Justin Duchesneau is an architect. He teaches architecture at Cégep St-Laurent since 2008. He participates in the Architecture Biennial in Venise in 2008 with the  collective Toujours heureux de Paris.

Since 2009, he collaborates with Phil Allard. Together they create and realise monumental installations.

 

Philippe Allard

Phillippe Allard received a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from UQAM in 1995.

Justin Duchesneau

Justin Duchesneau is an architect. He teaches architecture at Cégep St-Laurent since 2008. He participates in the Architecture Biennial in Venise in 2008 with the  collective Toujours heureux de Paris.

Since 2009, he collaborates with Phil Allard. Together they create and realise monumental installations.