30.08.2017 – 15.10.2017
Montreal, QC, CA
On the occasion of the 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal, the Quartier des Spectacles invited Daily tous les jours to curate and create the scenography for KM3, a temporary public art exhibition featuring some 20 unpublished works in this effervescent area in the heart of downtown.
Public spaces with busy people rushing through are the inspiration and origin for KM3. How can these busy streets become places where people can connect, through a shifting of perspectives? Daily tous les jours sought to bring about this reformation of the city in all sorts of ways: by an unexpected detour into an alley or inner courtyard; by a work that transforms the feel an iconic place; by a diversity of artistic practices that invite exploration and exchange.
The KM3 journey presents a series of works that humanize the urban infrastructure and encourage conversations about the presence of nature in the city, traces of history, possible futures. Creators were invited from very different areas of practice to contribute to this collective reflection on our ways of living in an urban environment. Whether they are used to working in the public spaces or not at all, and many coming from creative disciplines that do not always have an official place at the discussion table about the future of cities. And yet. Choreographers can rethink our daily movements. Game designers can be place-makers. New media artists can connect passersby. Fashion designers can revisit architecture.
KM3 Magazine (mostly in french)