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28 photos from Montreal's coolest art festival: Art Souterrain

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DH Montreal Staff Mar 06, 2017 8:00 pm 189

Get your Instagrams ready!

Montreal’s coolest underground art festival, Art Souterrain, has arrived.

The 2017 theme of the festival is Play & Distraction, and explores the connection between fun and human nature. Thus, art installations centre on concepts of pleasure, relaxation, sharing, and leisure. Specific forms of play mentioned include video games, theme parks, game rooms, sports, television, and the internet.

So far we’ve seen a ton of fascinating exhibits, from a cactus with a rotating hula hoop to a fixture made up entirely of inflatable pool floaties.

However, the best part about this festival is hands down its accessibility. In addition to being free of charge, each installation is set in Montreal’s underground city. Stretching 32 kilometers, Art Souterrain has taken over much of the city’s underground tunnels, not to mention 10 metro stations.

The festival just began this past weekend so for those of you who have yet to check it out, be sure to scroll through the 28 photos below.

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