In both Brooklyn and Montreal, the artist-led regeneration of former industrial districts has led to a rapid gentrification over the last ten years. This has resulted in higher rents and thus forced resident artists to relocate. Nevertheless, there are uplifting experiences, such as the conversion of industrial spaces into art galleries, which has made it possible to revitalize the old brick buildings and their adjacent neighbourhoods. You will discover the urban realities of the Pierogi gallery in Brooklyn and of the Galerie Division in Montreal.
This series documents the Brooklyn/Montreal project, a Centre Clark initiative involving 16 institutions and 40 artists in a series of reciprocal exhibitions that revealed the cultural differences and similarities of two cities, both standard-bearers of contemporary art in North America. The event took place in Montreal from October 19 to November 17, 2012, and in Brooklyn from January 10 to February 2, 2013.