des deux bords-_____on both sides , commissioned for
Repérages ou À la découverte de notre monde ou Sans titre
@ Articule, Montreal, Canada, 2016
Curator: Dominique Fontaine

“Je crois qu’il faut adopter le principe : agis dans ton lieu, pense avec le monde. C’est cela la mondialité. Une politique du monde qui s’oppose aux aspects négatifs de la mondialisation.”
Edouard Glissant, entretien réalisé pas Rosa Moussaoui et Fernand Nouvet, 6 Février 2007, L’Humanité.fr

These photographs portray the facades of a selection of community centres, statues and other visible and accessible landmarks of the Caribbean and wider Black communities across the island of Montréal.

Ces photographies représentent les façades d’une sélection de centres communautaires, statues et autres points de repère visibles et accessibles des communautés Caribéenne et Noire à travers l’île de Montréal.

Having moved to Montréal in 2014 after living in Jamaica, and prior to that in Europe;
I am mapping the city from the double perspective of an artist researching Montréal’s Black history, and a newcomer with limited knowledge of the local communities.
This list is not exhaustive and I apologize if I omitted any major locations.
I plan to continue this project and welcome any feedback or suggestions.
You can email me directly at this address: oliviamcg@mail.com.

des deux bords, 2016

des deux bords, 2016

LIST OF IMAGES

01: Pavillon de la Jamaïque, Expo ’67, Parc Jean Drapeau, Île Notre Dame, QCH3C
Metro: Jean Drapeau

02: Pavillon de la Jamaïque, Expo ’67, Parc Jean Drapeau, Île Notre Dame, QCH3C
Metro: Jean Drapeau

03: The Jamaica Association of Montréal Inc., 4065 Jean Talon W., H4P 1W6
Metro: Namur

04: The Jamaica Association of Montréal Inc., 4065 Jean Talon W., H4P 1W6
Metro: Namur

05: Nelson Mandela Parc, view from corner of Rue Vézina and Ave. De Westbury, H3W 1C1
Metro: Plamondon

06: (Previously 1920s-2014) Charles H. Este Negro Community Centre (NCC), corner of Rue Canning and Rue Coursol, H3J 1Z5
Metro: Georges Vanier

07: Parc Oscar Peterson, Rue Chatham, Montréal, H3J 1Z5
Metro: Georges Vanier

08: Mural Oscar Peterson, corner of Rue St Jaques and Rue Des Seigners, H3J 1Y2
Metro: Georges Vanier

09: Parc Oscar Peterson, Rue Chatham, Montréal, H3J 1Z5
Metro: Georges Vanier

10: Parc des Jazzmen, Ave. Lionel Groulx, entre le Blvd.Georges Vanier et la Rue Vinet, H3J 1K4
Metro: Georges Vanier

11: Mural Oliver Jones, corner of Blvd. Georges Vanier and Avenue Lionel Groulx, QCH3J
Metro: Georges Vanier

12: Location of the ‘Computer Centre Incident / Sir George Williams Affair’; Pavillion Henry F.Hall Building, Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University, 1455 Blvd. De Maisonneuve, H3G 1MB
Metro: Guy-Concordia

13: (Previously: 1928-1980) Rufus Rockhead’s Paradise, 1254 Rue St Antoine Ouest, corner De La Montagne ; QCH3C
Metro: Lucien-L’Allier

14: view of 650 and 950 Rue Jean D’Estrées, Appartements De Luxe Montréal, H3C 0G3
Metro: Lucien-L’Allier

15: Bassin Peel, coin Rue Smith et Rue de la Commune Ouest, QCH3C
Metro: Lucien-L’Allier

16: Maison d’Haïti, 8833 Blvd. St Michel, H1Z 3G3
Metro: St Michel

17: Maison d’Haïti, 8833 Blvd. St Michel, H1Z 3G3
Metro: St Michel

18: Casse-Croûte Steve-Anna, 3290 Rue Bélanger, H1X 1A1
Metro: St Michel

19: Association Culturelle Haïtienne La Perle Retrouvée, 7655 20eme Av, H2A 2K8
Metro: St Michel

20: Association Culturelle Haïtienne La Perle Retrouvée, 7655 20eme Av, H2A 2K8
Metro: St Michel

21: Association Culturelle Haïtienne La Perle Retrouvée, 7655 20eme Av, H2A 2K8
Metro: St Michel

22: Parc Toussaint-Louverture, Blvd. De Maisonneuve Est, H2X 1J6
Metro: St Laurent

23: Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC), 6767 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, H3S 2B6
Metro: Plamondon / Côte-des-Neiges

24: Nelson Mandela Pavillion, Black Community Resource Centre, Nelson Mandela Parc, corner of Av. Barclay and Rue Lemieux, QC H3W
Metro: Plamondon

25: Nelson Mandela Pavillion, Black Community Resource Centre, Nelson Mandela Parc, corner of Av. Barclay and Rue Lemieux, QC H3W
Metro: Plamondon

26: Centre International De Documentation & D’Information Haitienne Caraïbéene et Afrocanadienne (CIDIHCA), 430 Rue Ste Hélène, Bureau 401, H2Y 2K7
Metro: Square Victoria

27: Monument à Jackie Robinson, par Jules Lasalle (1987), Stade Olympique, 4272 Ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin, H1V 1A5
Metro: Pie IX

28: Monument à Jackie Robinson, par Jules Lasalle (1987), Stade Olympique, 4272 Ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin, H1V 1A5
Metro: Pie IX

29: Monument à Jackie Robinson, par Jules Lasalle (1987), Stade Olympique, 4272 Ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin, H1V 1A5
Metro: Pie IX

30: Parc Toto-Bissainthe, Av. Van Horne, coin Av. Du Parc, H2V 4B7
Metro: Outremont

Repérages or À la découverte de notre monde or Sans titre (Tracking or Toward the Discovery of Our World or Untitled) is a multi-titled exhibition presented as part of the curatorial research residency Scènes de la vie quotidienne à Montréal (on belonging and the politics of belonging). The following questions served as a framework for the residency’s activities: migration, belonging, alienation and issues faced by cities with diverse immigrant populations.

This exhibition considers what it means to inhabit a place through the concept of ‘belonging’. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of concepts that characterise the instability of our time. The goal of this exercise is to show how intellectuals and artists re-imagine specific characteristics of contemporary life: mobility, remoteness, belonging, and marginalisation. The title Repérages is a reference to Émile Ollivier’s book, which puts forward ideas about our current reality: globalisation, ethics, the right to intervene, migration, identity, and cultural pluralism.

As its starting point, the exhibition considers our contemporaneousness. Through the eyes of the participating artists, it seeks to shed light on art’s function as a tool for understanding our world, discovering reality and experiencing time. This exhibition gives shape to the initial research phase and presents itself as an accumulation of passages, a collection of moments or another way of thinking about the world in which we live.

More info:
http://www.articule.org/fr/projects/reperages-ou-a-la-decouverte-de-notre-monde-ou-sans-titre

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