An underground art festival is coming to Montreal

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DH Montreal Staff Jan 18, 2017 11:22 am 549

Montreal is about to get even cooler.

Taking art out of artistic institutions and integrating them into daily life, Art Souterrain is hands down one of the coolest art festivals Montreal has ever hosted.

Art Souterrain is a non-profit organized founded in 2009 that is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, artists, and the “cultural heritage of Montreal’s underground city.”

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The 2017 theme of the festival is Play & Distraction, and will explore the connection between fun and human nature.

Thus, we can expect art installations to 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.

The best part? Each installation will be set in a different underground tunnel in Montreal. Stretching 32 kilometers, Art Souterrain will take over one of the longest underground walkways in the world, as well as 10 metro stations.

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Opening March 4th and closing March 26th, Montrealers will have exactly 22 days to visit this underground exhibit.

Sounds like it’s going to be a pretty cool festival.

For those interested in having your work of art featured, there is currently a call for projects. Click here for more details on Art Souterrain 2017.

Art Souterrain

When: March 4-26, 2017
Where: TBD
Admission: Free


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