STM launches a public artwork competition for Pie-IX station
Montréal, June 7, 2021 – The STM is launching a competition for the creation of a public artwork to be installed in the Montréal métro’s Pie-IX station, on the Green line. The competition is part of that station’s expansion project for the installation of elevators, funded by the Ministère des Transports du Québec, and in line with the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics (1% policy).
Professional artists in Quebec are invited to submit their applications no later than July 5, 2021, at 4 p.m. Competition rules and program are available as an attachment (in French only).
In carrying out this competition, the STM has the support of the City of Montréal’s public art bureau, reputed for its considerable expertise in the matter. The STM also solicited the cooperation of several influential public figures in the visual arts scene to form a jury, who will initially select three finalists before selecting the winning submission.
During construction of the métro’s initial network, leading up to the 1967 World Fair, Expo 67, and later with each métro expansion, officials in Montréal were inspired to include works of art in most stations. Featured throughout the network, the STM’s impressive collection today consists of more than 85 creations by Quebec artists.