March 15, 2018 - Art Souterrain - Labor Improbus
March 15, 2018

Art Souterrain

Philippe vaz Coatellant, Lazy Cloud. Photo: Mike Patten.



Labor Improbus
The Festival Art Souterrain, 10th edition
March 3–25, 2018

Art Souterrain
2020 rue William
Montréal Québec H3J 1R8
Hours: Monday–Friday 5pm–9am

T +1 438 385 1955
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The 10th edition of the Festival Art Souterrain invites a broad audience to discover contemporary art in the context of its annual event, presented over the seven buildings that make up its underground pedestrian network, in addition to nine satellite cultural venues in Montreal (Québec, Canada).

The 2018 edition hones in on the theme Labor Improbus launched on March 3, as part of the Nuit Blanche in Montreal, will run until March 25. The festival presents some 98 projects by 94 visual artists Québec, Canadian and international artists and collectives selected by Frédéric Loury, principal curator and artistic director, as well as Pascale Beaudet and Emeline Rosendo, guest curators.

Among the artists featured are: (from Québec) Sébastien Cliche, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Nelson Henricks, Karine Giboulo, Jannick Deslauriers, Patrick Bérubé; (from Canada) Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Adad Hannah, Johannes Zits; (from Italy) Paolo Patrizi; (from Great Britain)  Martin Parr; (from France)  Julien Prévieux, Raphaël Dallaporta, Nøne Futbol Club; (from Cuba) Adrian Melis; (from Mexico) Alejandro Cartagena, Dulce Pinzón; (from Netherlands) Jan Banning; (from Germany) Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki; (from USA) John Pilson; (from Finland) Pilvi Takala; (from Sweden) Johan Bävman.    

Festivalgoers will be able to discover the many installations, sculptures, as well as video, photographic, digital and performance art forms that all tie into this year’s theme, while also participating in the numerous activities organized daily.

The underground circuit: 1000 de la Gauchetière, Place de la Cité Internationale/OACI, Édifice Jacques-Parizeau, the World Trade Centre Montreal, the Guy-Favreau Complex and the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

The satellite circuit: Arsenal Art Contemporain Montréal, Art Matters Festival, the Centre de diffusion et d'expérimentation de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (CDEx), the Cinéma du Parc, Espace d’exposition Ubisoft, the  Fonderie Darling, The Fridge Door Gallery, Galerie Simon Blais and the Grande Bibliothèque.

Programming, activities and audio guide:

Art Souterrain is supported by: l'arrondissement Ville-Marie, Ville de Montréal, Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Fonds d'Initiative et de Rayonnement de la Métropole - Ministère des Affaires municipales du Québec, Conseil des Arts du Canada, Patrimoine Canadien and Consulat général de France à Québec, the SDC Destination Centre-Ville and Nuit Blanche à Montréal.

Marie Marais, Press Officer 
marais [​at​], T 1-514 845 2821
info [​at​], T 438 385 1955 

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