BGL (Québec)

BGL (Québec)

BGL is a collective composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère, and Nicolas Laverdière, known for installations that take over places and spaces. Described as “provocative, critical and explosive,” their work is rich in humour, and finds inventive ways to make poetic statements that also draw our attention to social and political issues.


The Portal

Entre le 104 et le 112, rue Dalhousie

A metal gate constructed from security fences marks a fictitious border. The openings present seem to have been forced. This barrier appears austere and intimidating, but a closer look reveals handcrafted ornamentation, which makes its presence less intimidating while sowing doubt about its true function. BGL has created an ambiguous work exploring the precarious balance between the need for control and freedom, between following the rules and letting loose.

Special Thanks : atelier l'Oeil de Poisson, Galerie 3 (Québec) and Galerie Parisian Laundry (Montréal).