Collectif Allard-Duchesneau (Montréal)
Visual artist Philippe Allard and architect Justin Duchesneau began working together in 2009 with Arc-en-ciel, winner of the competition for temporary art works at Montreal’s Place des Arts. The Collective also won the public art award presented by Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) for their Courtepointe installation at the Darling Foundry.
The duo will produce their first permanent work for the collection of Montreal’s Bureau d’art public with Le joyaux royal et le mile doré. Inspired by monumental sculpture, their work focuses on ephemeral in situ installations built using mass-produced elements.
This is the Collective’s second participation in Passages Insolites after Ordures Célestes (Celestial Rubbish) in 2017.
Angle des rues Monseigneur-Gauvreau et Saint-Joseph Est
Back by popular demand! With this curious installation object first presented at the 2016 edition of Passages Insolites, Collectif Allard-Duchesneau is back with a sculpture made from dumpsters. The ingenious composition provides an immersive passage through a surprising space juxtaposing the ugly and the beautiful. The duo of artists questions our preconceived aesthetic judgments of both art and urban objects.