Dans la Rue

Montréal, Canada

By The Street Museum of Art

Bfour, Gawd, Labrona & Produkt (2013) by Bfour, Gawd, Labrona & ProduktThe Street Museum of Art

The Street Museum of Art teamed up Station16 for the launch of Dans la Rue, a public exhibition of illegal art found around Montréal’s Plateau, Fall 2013. 

Bfour, Gawd, Labrona & Produkt, Bfour, Gawd, Labrona & Produkt, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art (2013) by Station16 & The Street Museum of ArtThe Street Museum of Art

Mapped out by the placement of SMoA’s museum labels, Dans la Rue guides visitors around the back alleys and side streets of Montréal to highlight the work of 12 local artists — Bfour, Gawd, Labrona, Listen Bird, Omen, Produkt, Rage5, Scaner, Stikki Peaches, Waxhead, WIA (aka whatisadam) and Wzrds Gang.   

Listen, Listen, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Listen, Listen, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art (Listen) (2013) by ListenThe Street Museum of Art

After MURAL Festival transformed Saint-Laurent Boulevard with a series of commissioned murals, Dans la Rue:  Montréal takes visitors through the neighborhood once again to rediscover what was already there.

Omen, Omen, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Omen, Omen, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art (Omen), Station16 & The Street Museum of Art, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Rage5 (2013) by Rage5The Street Museum of Art

Rage 5, Rage5, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art (2013) by Station16 & The Street Museum of ArtThe Street Museum of Art

Including only the work of local artists — this exhibition celebrates the fleeting, subversive and DIY nature of the street art and graffiti movements.  

Scan, Scan, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Scan, Scan, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art (2013) by Station16 & The Street Museum of ArtThe Street Museum of Art

While the work may vary in medium — from spray paint and wheat pastes to installations and even wax drawings — the execution is the same.  Each piece was placed on the street, for the public, without permission, transforming the neighborhood into the artists’ very own outdoor gallery.

Stikki Peaches, Stikki Peaches, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Dans la Rue marks the first of SMoA’s international exhibitions to focus on the local artists working in a selection of cities worldwide.  

Stikki Peaches (2013) by Stikki PeachesThe Street Museum of Art

Stikki Peaches, Stikki Peaches, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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WIA (2013) by WIAThe Street Museum of Art

The Street Museum of Art is hitting the road and partnering with guest curators in each location to emphasize the unique talent, styles and techniques associated with their local street art scenes.   

WIA, WIA, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Station16 & The Street Museum of Art, Station16 & The Street Museum of Art, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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WIA (2013) by WIAThe Street Museum of Art

Waxhead, Waxhead, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Waxhead, Waxhead, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Traditional museums organize major blockbuster exhibitions to travel the work of international artists; The Street Museum of Art is taking the concept of the museum directly to the cities that these artists call home.

Wzrd Gng, Wzrd Gng, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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Wzrd Gng, Wzrd Gng, 2013, From the collection of: The Street Museum of Art
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