From February, the Underground Art Festival will offer events not to be missed for lovers of living art despite the pandemic. Works installed on the route of the underground city of Montreal will be accessible free of charge in public spaces.
The Palais des Congrès de Montréal will host the performances broadcast live on digital platforms, thus providing a lively, immersive and secure virtual experience. On the menu, performances or simple poetic wanderings where the artists explore the theme of time, looking to the future.
The festival highlights performance artists who will offer an immersion in the heart of the performing arts.
Caroline Monnet, multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, will be there. Recipient of the Pierre-Ayot Prize, which aims to promote the excellence of a young artist working in Montreal, his work focuses on Indigenous identity and cultural narratives.
She will present at the festival a typically Western representation of First Nations women juxtaposed with a contemporary image where we can see women with frontal gaze and dressed in traditional European style First Nations clothing.
Artist Francis O’Shaughnessy will offer the general public The love we have for the weather a performative work composed of three narrative segments.
Finally, the European Kitoko Diva will present The black man in the cosmos, an immersive video installation.
A year under the sign of dance
Dance is also invited to the festival through the contemporary dance school of Stéphanie Decourteille. The program Bing bang will offer collaborative and multidisciplinary projects followed by an interview, available on our digital platforms.
Besides, filmed interviews and live portraits on the course will allow you to enter into the intimacy of the artists participating in this 13e edition of the festival, which will take place from February 20 to March 14, 2021.