Matt Shane and Jim Holyoak, “Greyscale Rainbow,” 2009. Exhibition view at Articule, Montreal. Photo by Guy L’Heureux
Articule is an open-access, artist-run center dedicated to the presentation of a broad range of contemporary practices. Through our various programming channels, we strive for artistic excellence, interdisciplinarity, and social engagement. While we give special consideration to emerging artists, we also respect those who have already established important precedents, who continue to test the limits of aesthetic gesture, and who are committed to the ideals of experimentation and risk-taking. Articule supports discursive and alternative activities that promote dialogue and build networks with local, national, and international artists, as well as collectives and organizations. Our open structure encourages the direct participation of an active and diverse membership on both programming and organizational levels.
The center has four programming channels: a long-term program of challenging and thought-provoking gallery exhibitions; shorter-term special programs supporting independent projects and alternative practices; window projects presented during summer and winter holidays, and a series of events that includes members’ initiatives, outreach, and fundraising projects; and discursive activities such as screenings, artist talks, and conferences. Through its prolific programming, Articule continues to grow as a dynamic impulse for artistic ideas and manifestations, exchanges, and reflection. More than just an exhibition gallery, the center is an open, shifting space.