This Montreal-based arts festival, established in 1995, is Canada’s longest, continually running Asian heritage event. Co-founded by Bernard Nguyen and Janet Lamb, its mandate was to make the presence of Asian artists more visible in the arts and cultural milieu of Quebec. To date, the festival has presented works by over 600 artists from more than 20 countries, including East Asia (Japan, China, Korea); Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore); South Asia (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka); Central & Middle Eastern Asia (Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Armenia). The diversity, as one can imagine, is enormous and exhilarating, the programme packed with artistic events including every possible medium, from visual arts, theatre, dance, film and music, to comedy, poetry (think Rumi!), literature and even culinary arts. Festival Accés Asie is a predominantly volunteer-based festival, with artist Khosro Berahmandi as its General Manager and Artistic Director. As part of this colourful event, visual arts exhibitions begin on May 9th, and continue till June 14, 2015 at the Maison de la Culture de Côte-des-Neiges, where two galleries on two floors will feature eight contemporary visual and performance artists.

The public is invited to attend the opening cocktail of the exhibition on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM.
Audiences will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with the artists and curators of the exhibitions on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
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For information, contact:
Curator | Kakim Goh | (514) 270-6913 | commissaire.artsvisuels à

From the Board Members of Festival Accès Asie, Khosro Berahmandi, general and artistic director and Alice Tran the spokesperson of the 20th anniversary festival.


Hua Jin
Mirage, 2014
Photo, C-print
381 x 304.8 cm

Pavitra Wickramasinghe
Dernière syllabe du temps
Image vidéo
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