STM announced an integration assistance of a work of art to be installed in the Brussels metro, specifically in the Trone Metro Station. This contest is part of a process of cultural exchange with Brussels Mobility Authority facilities, infrastructure and travel in the Region of Brussels-Capital.
The STM today announced a competition for integration of a work of art to be installed in the Brussels metro, specifically in the Trone Metro Station. This contest is part of a process of cultural exchange with Brussels Mobility Authority facilities, infrastructure and travel in the Region of Brussels-Capital.
"The Montreal Metro is 50 years old Oct. 14, 2016. Ahead of this important anniversary and as a result of cultural exchange completed in 2012 with the autonomous Paris Transport Authority (RATP), the STM began the realization of a new exchange with another subway system sharing the same interest in integrated into architecture. Metro Brussels, Belgium, perfectly fits this criterion: in addition to having works of art in virtually all of its stations, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 20, 2016, a few days before the 50th anniversary of our Metro, "said Philippe Schnobb, president of the board of the STM.
Thus, Brussels Mobility to offer the STM work made by a Brussels artist and will be installed in the Place d'Armes metro station in Montreal, while STM deliver to Brussels Mobility a work created by a Montreal artist and will be installed in the Throne Brussels metro station. Located on lines 2 and 6, the station serves the Throne side is the Leopold district, including rue du Luxembourg and the European Parliament, and the west side instead of the Throne, the Royal Academy of Belgium, the Royal Palace and the Brussels Park, and several other institutions.
Note that the Region of Brussels-Capital has signed in 2002 a cooperation agreement with the Government of Quebec. Also, the Québec Government Office in Brussels has shown a keen interest in this cultural exchange between metro Montreal and Brussels and has provided STM fully cooperate in its implementation. The Company also has the support of public art for the City of Montreal, which has outstanding expertise in the field office. Finally, the STM has sought the cooperation of influential people in the middle of Montreal visual arts to form a jury will select three finalists first, and then retain the winning proposal.
STM invites professional artists from the island of Montreal, Laval and Longueuil to submit their application by May 30th at noon. The winning proposal will be announced in October 2014 and the installation of the work will be done in 2016. Regulation and competition program are available on the website of the STM in the "About" at Next