Deux articles issus de notre projet de recherche sur l’art hospitalier dans le contexte des méga-hôpitaux montréalais sont parus dans le numéro 189 de la revue ARQ: Architecture & Design Québecayant pour thème “Hôpitaux,” sous la direction de notre co-chercheur David Theodore:
Tamar Tembeck & Marie Lavorel, “L’art public en milieu hospitalier,” ARQ: Architecture & Design Québec 189 (déc. 2019): 8-11.
Tamar Tembeck & David Theodore, “Contemporary Art and the Architecture of the CHUM: An Interview with Andrew King,” ARQ: Architecture & Design Québec 189 (Dec. 2019): 14-17.
L’ARQ est distibué aux architectes membres de l’OAQ, ainsi qu’aux architectes paysagistes membre de l’AAPQ.
Abstract: With the recent inauguration of two new superhospitals in Montreal (McGill University Healthcare Centre in 2015 and Phase II of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in 2017), a significant concentration of Quebec’s public art is now in our healthcare establishments. Thanks to a provincial regulation requiring that artworks be commissioned for major new public buildings and refurbishment projects, these two superhospitals boast a total of 25 new works by Quebec artists, including a sound installation as well as a process-based work. Referencing examples of public hospital art from Europe and North America over the past century, this presentation will address current practices as well as changing expectations towards public art in hospitals.
Abstract: In this article we argue that purpose-driven art is not only way to communicate a sense of well-being to the various populations that inhabit hospitals. By focusing on two artworks from the Royal Victoria Hospital’s collection — the monumental nineteenth-century marble sculpture of Queen Victoria and the contemporary painting Sausage Pants by Michael Farnan — we explore how art that is seemingly dysfunctional can sometimes bring the best medicine.