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Spend a Night at the Museum, Surrounded by Digital Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal opens its doors for a one night only show of digital art all-stars.

Sky Limo Room by Zahid Jiwa

The emerging and eminent names in internet art are coming to Montreal for a one-night-only party event at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada (MACM). X+1 is an experimental exhibition that explores "networks, rhizomatic invitations and social environments as a way to create a new media happening," and features works from LaTurbo Avedon, to Claudia Mate, to Eva Papamargariti, Brenna Murphy, and Krist Wood in its takeover of the museum's central atrium.


The event is being organized by Erin Gee, Sabrina Ratté, Tristan Stevens, and Benoit Palop (himself a mainstay here at The Creators Project). Says Stevens, "We wanted to explore new curatorial models in order to explore networks. Adapting an institutional environment as a way to create a new happening within a museum. Montreal has a receptive enthusiastic community. There is a sense of opportunity here a depth and history of creative industries. This legacy is something we want to continue with, within the city."

The show itself takes its name from the unusual curatorial process that generated the artworks. When Gee, Ratté, Stevens, and Palop asked for submissions, their prompt read as follows: "Alongside this invite (X) we encourage you to invite a guest artist of your choice to also present work in the context of this event on the evening (+1). As a sort of antithesis to the usual curatorial process, rather than conceiving connections through a symbiosis between aesthetic and message, X + 1 is primarily highlighting the network activity and exchanges, and this translation of online relationships created are subsequently transcribed through a unique and immersive visual experience."

"Call it a mash-up," they explain.

X+1 takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada on February 20, 2015. Check out the full list of artists below, and click here for more information.

X+1 features work by Morehshin Allahyari, Anthony Antonellis, LaTurbo Avedon, Jeremy Bailey, Masha Batsea, John Boyle-Singfield, Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper, Jennifer Chan, Max D. (Deglazer), M. Plummer Fernandez, Adam Ferriss, Carrie Gates, Emilie Gervais, Erin Gee, Claudia Hart, Anna Hawkins, Faith Holland, Zahid Jiwa, Alex M. Lee, Sara Ludy, Claudia Mate, Lorna Mills, Sam Newell, Mary Ann Norman, Aoto Oouchi, Eva Papamargariti, Lorena Prain, Rafia Santana, Nicolas Sassoon, Josh Tonies, Reid Urban, Krist Wood



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