Balade pour la Paix
Balade pour la Paix
Montréal (Québec), Canada

A 1km long installation on rue Sherbrooke to commemorate 375 years since the founding of Montreal.

The year 2017 is a big one for Montreal – 375 years since the city’s founding, 50 years since the transformative Expo 67 world fair, and the 150 years anniversary of Canada. Qualities from these key events are distilled in this promenade installation over ten downtown city blocks, extending from McGill University to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Dozens of art pieces from several significant collections will be curated under a canopy of international flags (a recall to Expo 67) to define the experience of the promenade, culminating at the Museum with a suspended illuminated dove above the intersection of rue Sherbrook and rue du Musée. This illuminated oversized pendant recalls the cosmopolitan aspirations of the city as well as the optimistic internationalist nostalgia of the 1960s.

Client
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Area
850m along Rue Sherbrooke

Year
2016-2017

Status
Built

Categories
Heritage
Installation
Streetscape
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - JF Savaria
Photo - JF Savaria
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo, Yayoi Kusuma, PUMPKIN, 2015 - Claude Cormier + Associés
Photo, Charles Joseph, Residential School Totem Pole, 2014-2016 - Claude Cormier + Associés
Photo, Joe Fafard, Mahihkan, 2015 - Claude Cormier + Associés
Photo, Wang Shugang, The Meeting, 2007 - Claude Cormier + Associés
Photo, Jonathan Borofsky, Human Structures, 2014 - Claude Cormier + Associés
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - Yves Lacombe
Photo - JF Savaria
Rendering - Claude Cormier + Associés
Aerial View Rendering - Claude Cormier + Associés
Flags of the World - Claude Cormier + Associés
Site Plan - Claude Cormier + Associés
Elevation, Flag Base - Claude Cormier + Associés
Elevation, Flag Base - Claude Cormier + Associés
Rendering, View from the East - Claude Cormier + Associés