Art Souterrain, Montréal

February 29th till March 22nd, 2020

Reset


“What if you could, by the press of a button erase everything, what would you do with this blank canvas? If you could start from nothing how would you imagine the world?” Humanity is at a turning point. Should we persist in our habits or become aware of our repetitive way of life in order to rebuild from the ground up. Shaking up our routine and changing our habits can cause intense moments of insecurity. This can lead to painful reassessments and a loss of our points of reference. The climatic, economic and political upheavals are on the front page of our news feeds. Individually and collectively, if they want to survive, human beings need to change their way of connecting with the world but also with each other. “Is Manichaeism the only solution? Should we only think in terms of utopia and dystopia in order to discover new avenues?”

Art Souterrain is a contemporary Art exhibition underground and off path sites in Montreal. It is based on a strong model with the main intention of getting artworks out of traditional exhibition places and a will to demystify Art and the artistic process. By doing so, the organization wants to surprise everyone in their daily life and to bring a new kind of interaction, governed by questioning and emotion. This year’s edition presents the works of more than 50 Canadian and international artists.

 

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Surplus © Micheline Durocher
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Surplus © Micheline Durocher
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Urgence, Les Nivaux

 

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installation of Skawennati‘s work

 

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Olivier Ratsi
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Marc-Antoine K Phaneuf

 

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JJ Levine

 

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Skawennati
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press conference

 

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Julia Piccolo

 

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Julia Piccolo

 

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Mehryl Levisse

 

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