PGL and the Architecture of Modern Quebec 1958-1974

This exhibition casts a spotlight on the work of the architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc (PGL), born at the time of the Quiet Revolution. Well known to architects, but far less so to the general public, the firm produced an outstanding body of public facilities and introduced the idea of collective design to Quebec. The exhibition will focus particularly on the work of its head designer, Louis-Joseph Papineau, and will examine architectural practice as a strategy and a research process, with its vicissitudes and successes, presenting the firm’s most significant projects. The exhibition also presents an opportunity to revise and publish a short architectural guide by Marie-Ève Lamarre, illustrating PGL’s projects in the Montreal area between 1958 and 1974.

The exhibition is curated by Réjean Legault, professor at the UQAM School of Design, along with Louis Martin, professor in the UQAM Art History department, and Carlo Carbone, professor at the UQAM School of Design.

Opening with a vernissage at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the exhibition runs from October 29 to December 13, 2015 at the UQAM Centre de Design in Montreal.

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