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Volume 1 MTL Art and the Book 2018

13.05.2019

Volume 1 MTL : Art and the Book, October 15 – 21 2018.

Volume 1 MTL was the first edition of ARCMTL’s newest project: a week dedicated to art publishing and artists’ books. Workshops, conferences, discussions, presentations and a fair bringing together more than 50 publishers and creators were held in Montreal in October 2018. Here’s an overview of the various activities that made Volume 1 MTL a great success!

You can also see photos of Volume 1 MTL taken by our friends at Baronmag here: Artists’s book at the BANQ, Volume 1 MTL art book fair, Artists’ books at Artexte.

Here are some pictures taken by ARCMTL from the fair held on October 20th and 21st at SAT as part of Volume 1.


The collection of artists’ books at the BAnQ, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), 2275 Holt Street, October 15, 2018.

Guided tour of the conservation center of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and presentation of artists’ books from the collections.

Innovation of Concordia University’s Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room (FARR) Concordia EV, 1515 Ste. Catherine O., October 17, 2018.

Discussion “Innovation of the Artist Book” Presentation of the Fine Arts Reading Room (FARR), the Centre for Expanded Poetics and presentation of the “Boundless Dialogues” project by Jenny Lin. Concordia, October 17, 2018.

Artexte on tap: What is an artist’s book? Artexte, 2 Sainte-Catherine Street East, Room 301, October 17, 2018.

Artexte on tap: presented a discussion / debate “What is an artist’s book? “. The contemporary art documentation center, Artexte, exposed the challenges that may mark its publication and the issues surrounding its nature. Artexte, October 17, 2018

Art publishing and self-distribution, in French. 9:00 – 17:00, Oboro, 4001 Berri, October 16, 2018.

Professional training, “Art publishing and self-distribution”. Participants received practical tips for distribution and studied the different forms of art publishing. At Oboro, October 16, 2018.

Augmented Reality and Art Publishing. Digital Lab, Atelier Circulaire, 5445, av. Gaspé, October 18, 2018.

Presentation of the digital printing workshop and traditional presses at Atelier Circulaire. Presentation “The use of augmented reality in art publishing” by Harley Smart, editor at Anteism. Atelier Circulaire, October 18, 2018.

Co-op Coup d’Griffe, studio visit, presentation of artists’ books; Médiathèque Littéraire Gaetan Dostie, presentation of rare Quebec artists’ books, 5037 Rue Saint-Dominique, October 18, 2018.

Silkscreening workshop visit of Co-op Coup d’Griffe, presentation of recent artist’s books. Presentation of the first artists’ books produced in Quebec by Gaétan Dostie.

Studio visit, Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir, 5333 Casgrain, October 18, 2018.

Visit of the production and exhibition space of this important printmaking studio. Presentation of various vintage equipment for printmaking and artisanal binding, presentation of the stages of production of an artist’s book. Atelier-Galérie A. Piroir.

PICA, Dare-Dare and La Chose Imprimée at the Espace de diffusion, UQAM School of Design, 1440 Sanguinet, October 19, 2018.

Presentation showcasing the highlights of 10 years of Pica magazine PICA, a collective annual magazine produced by the students of the School of Design; presentation of artists’ book projects by the Dare-Dare artist-run centre’s Director, Martin Dufrasne. Presentation of the project “La Chose Imprimée,” wherein the book is treated as a space for exploration in graphic design.

 Montreal Printed Arts Festival 2019

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