September 5, 2012 ─ The happening
Imagine two of the coolest contemporary urban art scenes in the world collaborating in a two-way cultural encounter. What do you get? The best of both worlds: a series of not-to-be-missed crossed exhibitions and events taking place during October 2012 in Montréal and January 2013 in Brooklyn. This is the first major artistic and cultural project between Montréal and the New York City borough in over 10 years. Montréal/ Brooklyn explores the cultural similarities and differences between these two vibrant artistic hubs of North American contemporary art. Art lovers will be able to take in a hefty dose of art through a series of exhibitions that bring together 16 different and dynamic art institutions and some 40 artists. Visitors can voyage between the two cities without even leaving Montréal by visiting the project’s special events and exhibitions. It’s like trading places, only with shorter travel times, as one has only to hop from gallery to gallery.
Where it’s happening
Montréal’s participating art centres: Le Centre CLARK (the driving force behind the project), Galerie de l’UQAM, Optica, Les Territoires, articule, Galerie [SAS], Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (the MAC to Montrealers) and Galerie Division.
When it’s happening
The Montréal portion of the project kicks off with an opening night at La Sala Rossa (a historic cabaret-like venue) on October 18 and then continues with a series of art openings on October 19 and 20at the participating art venues. The contemporary art extravaganza then takes to Brooklyn in January 2013, at eight of the borough’s top contemporary exhibition spaces.
What’s happening now
No sleep till Brooklyn does Montréal (and vice versa)!