The artists are present at CRÉER DES PONTS!

Mark Hamilton

Likes romantic walks on Mount Royal, long-distance cycling, beard oil products and antique travel guides. Has a bad habit of falling in love with men in vintage photographs who are certainly long dead. If he could be anything, he’d live his life as a professional flâneur. Until then, he spends his time writing, making music, and wandering.

Montréal is a city that lives and breathes art – between its world-class museums, murals and public installations, there’s an eye-popping example of local expression around every corner. And this summer, Art Souterrain’s CRÉER DES PONTS' 60 emerging artists-in-residence will create artworks throughout downtown Montréal, while simultaneously inviting the public into the process.

Putting space to good use

CRÉER DES PONTS (or “building bridges” in English) brings arts to the street, through unique uses of space in downtown Montréal. Reconfiguring 30 vacant storefronts as artist ateliers, passersby will have the opportunity to observe the artists at work between July 15 and October 15, 2021. Working in a range of mediums, these artists-in-residence will create works for public display and installation, including viewings within 10 specially constructed exhibition cubes. Operating at the ground level, CRÉER DES PONTS aims at a rare meeting point between artist and audience, allowing interaction and mutual inspiration.

Performance art on tap

CRÉER DES PONTS won’t only present static artworks, but also includes an exciting schedule of 24 performance pieces to take place from July to October. Demonstrating Québec’s rich history of public performance, these works will guide attendees through another method of remaining the city’s landscape. With this focus on varied artforms, CRÉER DES PONTS both brings together some of the province’s most exciting new artists as a united community, while also educating the public on the breadth and depth of the multidisciplinary arts worlds at work in Montréal.

Mark Hamilton

Likes romantic walks on Mount Royal, long-distance cycling, beard oil products and antique travel guides. Has a bad habit of falling in love with men in vintage photographs who are certainly long dead. If he could be anything, he’d live his life as a professional flâneur. Until then, he spends his time writing, making music, and wandering.

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