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KM3: A new public art event in Montreal



August 14, 2017

Human playground, KM3,Montreal

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in Montreal is staging a new artistic experience as part of the city’s 375th  anniversary celebrations.

KM3 (pronounced kilomètre cube) is a large-scale art walk of more than 20 original works that will transform public areas of Montreal from 30 August until 15 October 2017. The works will be installed throughout the Quartier des Spectacles on building façades, in squares and parks, on sidewalks and in windows to give a different and inspirational view of the city. There will also be a series of festive special events in the Quartier des Spectacles to complement the art-walk experience.

The immersive, interactive and contemplative artworks are designed specifically for Montreal by artists mostly from Quebec, along with several foreign artists. The creators are active in a variety of disciplines, including visual and digital arts; video games; interactive design; fashion; dance, and architecture.

The curators, Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos of Daily Tous les Jours in collaboration with Julie Bélisle of the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal and Pascale Daigle of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, chose the theme of neighbourliness for this first edition of KM3.

The neighbourly theme developed into:

Works that suggest new ways to interact with the city.

Marshmallow Laser Feast, Ensemble Ensemble, Lozano-Hemmer, The Constitute, Human Playground


Seeing the city’s symbols in a new light.

Bérubé, De Broin, Opavivara!, Wickramasinghe


Works that help us see the urban landscape differently.

Allard, Les Alts, Them Games & Lebleu Denastas Design Studio, Lum & Desranleau, Abbondanza-Bergeron, UQAM


Luminous works that come to life after dark.

Manatavo, Morisset et Robert, Atomic3, Gao, Castonguay


Works from the Municipal Public Art Collection.

Mihalcean, Villeneuve


KM3 will run from 30 August until 15 October 2017 around the streets of The Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal, Canada – see more about KM3 on Garden Travel Hub


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