Patrick Beaulieu, dehors, 2014. Snowmobile, video projector, and 2 audio speakers, 4 x 8 x 3 meters. From Art Souterrain

Art Souterrain 2014


One of the world’s great experiments in bringing art into an open context, Art Souterrain animates the tunnels, walkways, Metro stations, and buildings of Montreal’s underground city. Founded in 2009, the festival has grown from humble beginnings under the guidance of founder and CEO Frédéric Loury, creating opportunities for art to go directly to public audiences where they gather and circulate. As Loury says, “People are intimidated by museum and gallery venues, and I am trying to bring art into a living forum.” Future plans call for greater collaboration between Art Souterrain and the Musee d’art contemporain and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The sixth edition offered higher quality works than previous shows. Following a route that leads from the Place des Arts through old Montreal via Chinatown, then on to …see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.