With ten exhibitions, seventeen curators, and over seventy artists, North America’s premiere student-run undergraduate art festival will once again shine a spotlight on Concordia-based artists, performers and curators.
Starting March 3, fine arts students will spend the month presenting intellectual and aesthetic delights to galleries and artist-run spaces across the city.
This year, Art Matters organizers have focused on interactivity and student involvement, says Diana Tapia, the festival's outreach coordinator and a 4th year animation student.
“By this, I mean we've encouraged students to be curators, artists, speakers, performers, or volunteers,” says Diana. “And especially, we want them coming out to visit all the shows and see what’s going on in the Concordia fine arts community!”
Here are the festival's 10 shows that should be added to your cultural calendar.
1) (Dis)CONNECT (March 3, 7 p.m. – 1 .am. Espace POP, 5587 Du Parc Ave.)
Kicking off the festival as part of Nuit Blanche’s (re)MIX exhibition, (Dis)CONNECT uses scientific and technological innovation to breathe new life into the embodiment of artistic experience.
“This will be a fun one night event, part of our traditional Nuit Blanche participation. The artists are all interdisciplinary and they mix science and technology with art,” says Tapia.