L’ART S’AFFICHE x Technopôle Angus
It is the turn of the artist duo Pénélope and Chloë to exhibit, through games of forms and a sensitive naivety, on the palisade surrounding the site of Place Michel Hébert, at the corner of Molson and William-Tremblay streets.
L’art s’affiche is a public display project, with the objective of making contemporary art accessible while visually energizing the urban space. Emerging and established artists, from multiple practices, are selected and invited to exhibit their works in an unexpected environment.
Pénélope and Chloë is a duo of women artists based in Montreal, working together since 2014. Artists of Atelier 3333, a project of the Société de Développement Angus, they respectively hold a Bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2015).
In addition to having presented their work several times in Montreal, including at the Musée des beaux-arts, the Diagonale Gallery and the Lethbridge Exhibition Centre, they have also exhibited abroad: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) at La Ira Del Dios as part of an artist residency and at the ArteBA art fair, as well as in Paris (France) and Renens (Switzerland) as part of group exhibitions.
Pénélope and Chloë are also involved in the dance scene. They designed the set design for 1, 2 maybe 3 at Théâtre Centaur (2022), More-than-things at Théâtre Lachapelle (2020), and worked with choreographer Catherine Lavoie-Marcus on the performative research project Le fils des jours (2021) and Danses à venir (2022).
Founders of Récré, a zero-waste play laboratory for children and adults, they pay particular attention to the environmental impact of their work.
They are also founding members and artist-curators of the doux soft club collective. In 2022, the club has presented a public engagement project to the PHI Foundation (2022) in addition to having been presented at Axenéo7 (Gatineau) and Vertical, (Laval) 2019.
Their practice is oriented through collaborative ventures, investing public spaces through the use of various games and textile installations. They focus on the sensitive naivety of forms and the figure of the grown-up child. The sensory activation of their soft sculptures animates the poetic dialogue between content and form. Leaving a lot of room for experimentation and spontaneity of encounters and actions, they pay particular attention to the environmental impact of their work. Pénélope and Chloë’s mission is to reuse their work in the manner of a colourful cycle in order to make it grow and see it transform. They believe that two heads are better than one better to survive in the creative field.