Expo 67: Avant Garde! at the Cinémathèque May 19
Expo 67 : Avant Garde! at theCinémathèque québécoise, 335 de Maisonneuve E. (corner St-Denis), Montreal
Vernissage and projections, May 19, 17h – 22h. Free !
Exhibit : May 19 – 31. Click here to see the Facebook Event.
50 years ago this month, Montreal hosted the largest gathering of avant-garde art and design ever seen! Expo 67 was the 20th century’s most successful World’s Fair, taking place during a time of both social and artistic upheaval around the world. Visitors were treated to an incredible concentration of some of the most forward-looking, boundary-breaking art of the time, from Pop Art to Xenakiss’ and Otto Joachim’s experimental sounds to Buckminster Fuller’s utopic geodesic dome. Arcmtl is proud to present an evening of rare films ranging from amateur and home movies to artists’ documentation featuring some of the wildest, most out-there art and installations seen at Expo 67. See Maurice Demers’ Futuribilia installation, L’Objet Fusion and Les Mécaniques by Richard Lacroix, works by André Montpetit and Robert Daudelin and more. Arcmtl also unearthed many rare, never-before shown works and photos for an exhibit at the Cinemathèque that runs until May 31.
ARCMTL would like to thank the following for their contribution of material for the projections and exhibit: Micheline Dumas (pour les archives de Maurice Demers), Richard Lacroix, Sael Lacroix, Robert Langevin, Richard La Roche, Gaetan Dostie, Conrad Jean, Éric Ruel, Brian Meagher, Billy Mavreas/ Monastiraki, Désirée Rochat, Annie Hardy, Louis Pelletier, Caroline Martel, Louis Rastelli, le Centre d’histoire de Montréal et la Cinémathèque québecoise.
An ARCMTL production in partnership with the Cinémathèque québecoise and the Centre d’Histoire de Montréal, made possible in part thanks to the support of the program Soutien à la diffusion du patrimoine montréalais de la Ville de Montréal.