A busy spring!
Arcmtl is presenting at a free, open to the public conference on Collection Thinking on Thursday June 14, 1:30 pm, with director Louis Rastelli on a panel about Collection and Communities, at the Concordia Richler Library, on the sixth floor of the J.W. McConnell library building.
Arcmtl had a great time working with the Chromatic Festival once again this year, where we installed one of our Distroboto machines and hosted as part ofChromatic Pro a zine creation workshop integrating elements of augmented reality. Lastly, Expozine and the magazine Grilled Cheese held a zine workshop for kids as part of Chromatic Kids.
We also mounted an exhibit of comic art featuring legendary Montreal comic artist and longtime Arcmtl colleague Siris at Espace Lafontaine, 3933 Ave. du Parc-La Fontaine, as part of the seventh annualFestival de B.D. de Montréal during May 2018.
Arcmtl had a very busy 2017! You can see photos on our image blog, such as from our Possibles project and book launch in April, our Grande Print Art Fair in May, our Expo 67: Avant Garde! exhibit in May at the Cinémathèque Québecoise and in June at Casa del Popolo, our poster exhibit at the 77 Montreal punk music festival in July, the Kermesse littéraire du Plateau in August and Expozine in November.
Le Divan Orange is a co-operative cultural space, opened in 2004 by a collective of people who had previously been involved in the co-op Café Utopique that operated in the 2000s on Ste-Catherine near Berri (now L’Escalier.) Occupying a large shoebox type ground floor that housed a few different bars since the 80s, prior to which it had been a retail location. The name was chosen from the orange divanContinue Reading >
In March 2017, we celebrated Distroboto’s Sweet Sixteen with a concert at Casa del Popolo, where the project was born in January 2001. L’expérience Distroboto est étroitement liée à la culture indépendante montréalaise et a été un succès dès ses débuts. Seize ans plus tard, les machines ont vendu plus de 100 000 œuvres réalisées par plus de 1200 artistes locaux et internationaux ! Pour souligner cet important anniversaire, durantContinue Reading >