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Rose-Marie Goulet with Effets Publics

Sans titre, 1992

Medium: Steel, painted glass, mirrored column, hanging aluminum letters mounted on painted stainless steel structure
Patron: Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine

About the Artwork

Commissioned for the opening of the library pavilion in 1992, this extensive installation is spread over four locations, beginning in the square in front of the building, continuing in the entrance hall, above the main stairwell and in the reading rooms of the library. A spiral motif energizes and unifies the pieces. The central column located in the building’s entrance hall is covered in mirrors and looks like an endless screw of which we cannot tell the beginning or the end. Taking into account the venue’s particular nature, the work constantly highlights linguistic references by the inclusion of fragments of text in various languages, letters and signs set in the very materials of the building.

About the Artists

The project was led by noted Montreal artist, Rose-Marie Goulet and was designed and executed by the Effets Publics team consisting of the photographers Alain Paiement and Randy Saharuni, art sociologist Guy Bellavance and design technician Bernard Denis.

Artwork Location

Campus: Sir George Williams (Quartier Concordia)
Location: Atrium, J. W. McConnell Library Building
Address: 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

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