Too many well known artists boast the university as their Alma Mater to list, and many have remained on the faculty as teachers. This annual festival aims not only at promoting the artistic talents of Concordia's students, but also at developing working relationships with creative institutions, galleries and artist run centres across Montreal. Since its inception in 2000, the festival has exhibited art produced by Concordia students in a variety of mediums, from visual art and design, to cinema, video, dance, music, the spoken word and theatre. This year, some 150 students will be showing their works in 14 exhibitions curated by the students themselves, with exciting events involving interactive arts, electro-acoustic and dance performances, as well as showcasing themes like science fiction, virtual identity and gender identity, and so much more. There would be no festival without an opening and a closing party, and visitors will also be invited to an open house for a fabulous opportunity to mix with the artists and curators. This, the 14th edition of Art Matters is launched at the Piccolo Rialto on March 7th. As part of the opening festivities, the organizers have scheduled the best of Montreal’s alternative music scene with Telstar Drugs, Homeshake, and the king of glam himself, Jef Barbara. DJ Frankie Teardrop will take control of the dance floor after the performances. Two great weeks not to be missed, where art and people come together.

March 7 to 21, 2014

Locations throughout Montreal are listed on the Art Matters website(lien externe).

You can read more on the festival in a Link article: A Matter of Art(lien externe).

Photo: Brandon Johnston