Since 2007, articule has been producing the Mile End art map. The map is intended to highlight and promote the network of artist-run centres in the Mile End area. The production of this map reflects not only the desire of these centres to come together to promote their respective activities but, above all, to bring contemporary art produced here and elsewhere to the attention of a more varied public.
In Montréal, the downtown area is generally considered to be the place to go to see and exhibit contemporary art, not just by the general public but even by a large proportion of the artistic community itself. The presence of artist-run centres in Mile End is relatively recent. We think it is time to draw attention to other areas of town and to promote the emerging contemporary art network in Mile End in particular.
The Mile End art map takes the form of a small, attractive leaflet that could equally serve as a poster. It indicates the locations, contact details and Web sites of each centre, allowing quick access to all information regarding their various activities. Finally, the map includes around fifteen other places of interest in the neighbourhood, pertaining to the promotion of various artists' work. Mile End is a vibrant area in perpetual transformation; this list of places therefore dœs not pretend to be exhaustive. We hope, however, to encourage a blending of publics and to strengthen links between the diverse artistic initiatives that contribute to the unique cultural vitality of Mile End.
Since 2011, the production of the map has been accompanied by a series of workshops relating to social cartography, gentrification or urban agriculture. The results of the workshop inform the content of the map.
The creation of the Mile End art map has been made possible thanks to the contribution of the organisation of the Mile End. We also thank the Conseil des arts de Montréal who supported the first edition through its Special Projects Programme.
MILE END MAPPING – A map with back alleysOctober 21, 2011
On a warm Saturday afternoon in September, we sit in articule’s storefront window surrounded in coloured stamps and ink pads, and trace our paths across the neighbourhood on large and small maps with no names...
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