4432 rue Drolet,
Montréal (Québec) H2W 2L8
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ATSA is an organism founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create so-called urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen’s place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society.
ATSA’s approach uses the aestheticism and symbolism of art as tools for effecting social change. It creates works that, through the experiences they offer, provoke thought and bring about action. By grabbing passers-by from their daily worlds and ushering them towards a fiction which strangely resembles reality, the works foster an emotional understanding of the problems at hand and generate positive citizen action. 
Media is a meeting place and a forum for discussion to which Allard and Roy grant considerable attention in order to promote their works—the bearers of their ideals—and a prominent role for artists in society’s evolution. 

Among ATSA’s many accomplishments, let us mention the following: États d'Urgences [State of emergency], an urban refugee camp in the heart of downtown Montreal, a recurring intervention since 1998; Parc industriel [Industrial Park] (2001), an imitation archaelogical site made of discarded objects, provoking thought on today’s over-consumption society; À vos marques [Ready, Set, ...] (2001), an installation at the AmericanCan on the cult of work and performance; Walls of Fire (2002), a blazing and irreverent evening and walking tour exploring the history of Saint-Laurent Boulevard (“The Main”) through its fires; Attention : Zone Épineuse [Warning: Prickly Zone] (Oct. 2002), an intervention on Mount Royal about the precariousness of our ecological heritage; its Attentat#! [Attack#!] series (nos.1 to 10) against the manufacture of ultra-polluting vehicles for mass consumption; and FRAG 04, an in situ visual journey reflecting the history of Saint-Laurent Boulevard.  

ATSA also offers a body of work on exhibit, workshops and conferences, and this well-documented web site. 




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Du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 17h ou sur rendez-vous


Pierre Allard, cofondateur
Annie Roy, cofondatrice
Geneviève Massé, Assistante à la production


Voir le formulaire sur le site web au www.atsa.qc.ca


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