This month, one of the most quirky art shows ever seen in Montreal will premiere in Parc-Extension. But this isn't just any art installation.
36 of the neighbourhood's unused satellite dishes have been transformed into canvases thanks to the art collective Art Extension.
The satellites feature the work of over 30 local artists. You can find the works and their locations on an interactive map set up by the folks at Art Extension.
"The idea came to us during the pandemic when we didn't have access to galleries and indoor spaces," Jonathan Cohen, founder of the project, told MTL Blog.
"Noticing all of these disused satellite dishes in the neighbourhood made me realize that there are canvases everywhere, and our streets are viable art galleries for the talented visual artists who just want a place to exhibit their work."
Art Extension will host free walking tours for groups of 10 or fewer from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 25, 2021.
Montreal's Mile End skatepark is set to host a huge nighttime block party this September as part of MAPP_MTL's sixth edition.
The event, billed as "Montreal's projection mapping festival," is a celebration of digital art. The block party will feature monumental digital creations cast on the surrounding buildings, illuminating the skatepark as electronic music plays.
Local restaurant Nakamichi will be serving Japanese fried chicken and pastries over the course of the electric event.
In a press release, MAPP_MTL says there will also be a "small shopping area" showcasing local businesses.
Digital artworks will include work by artist Delphine Dussoubs (Dalkhafine) and minute-long projections by artists from Quebec and around the world, as well as what the festival describes as "works improvised by creators and members of the public [unfolding] in real-time."