Mtl en Arts – Version 2.0
Art at the time of physical distancing
Despite the cancellation of all Montreal festivals this summer due to the pandemic, the Mtl en Arts Festival team is proud to announce that the event will be held in a brand new format. A lighter version of the festival, with four activities that will take place all summer long, in virtual and physical form, from July 20 to September 13, 2020.
4 ACTIVITIES / 60 ARTISTS AND MORE
FROM JULY 20TH
EMBELLISHING ST. CATHERINE ST. THROUGH URBAN ART
FROM JULY 30 TO SEPTEMBER 13
CREATION OF 18 LARGE-FORMAT WORKS ON MOBILE SUPPORT
FROM AUGUST 17 TO AUGUST 31
this exhibition will regroup the creations of about thirty artists selected by a jury of peers. SHOP ONLINE
FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 13
Art lovers will have the opportunity to enhance their experience through the online auction.
Production of the work from July 20
EMBELLISHMENT OF ST. CATHERINE STREET THROUGH URBAN ART
A ground art activity on the theme of distancing will be set up to the delight of visitors. The artists Roadsworth and Mathieu Connery will contribute to the beautification of Sainte-Catherine Street through urban art, between Saint-André and Papineau streets. The works will be created during the week of July 20 and will be on display in the neighbourhood until October 12.
Mathieu Connery has practiced urban art for over 10 years, conducting personal and collective mural in different parts of Montréal and Canada. He has focused lately on atypic
mural projects. Choosing textured and aged walls on which he integrates his geometric works. He would often come back and add elements to the work over time. He has produced a serie of ground painting interventions on the boulevard Saint-Laurent, that can be seen from all angles and vaguely recall child playground games. He has also reappropriated
existing graffiti, remixing it to his liking.
Roadsworth first gained notoriety as a street artist using a stencil-based technique to alter and subvert, in often playful and humorous ways, various elements of the urban landscape. This early period of his career is chronicled in the NFB documentary: Roadsworth: Crossing the Line. His ground paintings, murals, and installations have been commissioned throughout North America, also in South America, Europe, and Asia. He has showcased his work with the LAF, the Cirque du Soleil, the Tour de France and Banksy’s Can’s Festival, to name a few. His unique approach of blending art and activism can be seen in his collaborations with such organizations as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. His recognizable brand of street art has been featured and discussed in many of the leading publications on street art in the past two decades. He lives in Montreal, Canada.
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