Over 4 different paths – Circuits A, B, C, D –, 65 artists from Quebec, Canada and around the world have created amazing work – installations, photographs, digital art, paintings and videos – using the subject of Security. The theme’s challenge is ‘‘to portray the complex balance between freedom and security,’’ explained Loury.

Israel is honoured and curator Carmit Blumenshon’s selection showing artists from that country can be viewed at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal. Quebecer Raymond Cantin curated the photo works throughout Art Souterrain.

The two-week exhibition offers works art over 7 kilometers of underground passageways, as well as in the buildings themselves. Art lovers are welcomed to Complexe Les Ailes, Centre Eaton, PVM, Place des Arts and La Gare Centrale, to name a few. Not to be missed is the fabulous exhibit at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC). Galleries and artists’ studios are also included. Galerie Joyce Yahuda hosts a panel on February 27, L’Arsenal exhibits artist David Sprigger, and artists open their studios to the public. There are also visits to corporate collections. See website below for many, many details.

Launched in coordination with the annual Nuit Blanche, Art Souterrain is an exciting must-see. With the support of a huge team of volunteers from local universities there are interesting guided tours, some with a sip of wine (ArtApéro). What a wonderful way to discover creativity amidst the concrete!

Art Souterrain
February 28 – March 15, 2015

www.Artsouterrain.com(lien externe)
Twitter: @artsouterrain
Instagram: @artsouterrain
Youtube: ArtSouterrainMTL


Fréderic Loury

Désirée Palmer

Niels Bonde

David Sprigger