40 CHAIRS FOR 40 YEARS OF UQAM
September 3, 2009
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To mark its 40th birthday, UQAM will install a temporary work of art entitled "40 years, 40 chairs" at Place Pasteur, situated in the heart of its campus in the Quartier Latin node of the Quartier des spectacles.
The temporary installation, to be placed in the centre of Place Pasteur on St-Denis Street between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street, symbolizes the 40 years of this resolutely urban university. The three artists involved in the project found a theme linking the university with the idea of celebrations, by "weaving" 40 classroom chairs into the Place Pasteur -- 40 chairs, one for each year of UQAM's existence, from 1969 to 2009.