Canada-wide public art competition for the Quartier des spectacles - Reminder for artists: submit your application

    MONTREAL, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Catherine Sévigny, member of the
Montréal Executive Committee responsible for culture, today reminded artists
to submit their applications for the Canada-wide public art competition for a
major public work of art for the place de l'Adresse symphonique in the
Quartier de spectacles. Information regarding the conditions of the
competition is available as of today on the PHD Architecture agency Web site
at This firm acts as the professional adviser.
Artists wishing to take part in this major competition have until August 7 to
submit an application. The winning proposal will be announced in November 2009
and installation will take place in 2010.
    "This is the first Canada-wide competition ever to have been launched by
the Ville de Montréal since its 1989 public art action plan. I hope that a
large number of artists from Montréal and across Canada will accept this
prestigious invitation," said Catherine Sévigny.
    Jury members are:

    Renée Daoust, architect, Daoust & Lestage
    Pierre Fortin, General Manager, Quartier des spectacles Partnership
    Clément Demers, Director General, Société du Quartier international de
    Francyne Lord, Commissionner, public art, Ville de Montréal
    Paulette Gagnon, Curator-in-chief, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
    David Liss, Artistic Director, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art
    (MOCCA), Toronto
    Ruth Beer, Associate Professor and head of sculpture, Visual Arts
    Department, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

    The work to be chosen will be part of the place de l'Adresse symphonique.
The budget was evaluated based on an analysis of the dimensions and materials
of the work of art and on a comparison with other public works of art of the
same size created in Québec or elsewhere. The total cost for the contest and
work of art is $626,000.

For further information:

For further information: Renée Pageau, Relations avec les médias, (514)
868-4580; Source: Bernard Larin, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514)

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