Project Description

375th of Montreal : Eyes on the book, eyes on the city

Avril 19th au June 4th 2017

The AQRAL, whose mission is to develop interest in the book binding, artist’s book and contemporary bibliophilia in Quebec, was to participate in this great celebration of the history, wealth, diversity and the cultural vitality of Quebec’s metropolis. We therefore asked our members to observe the city through the books. So many looks on the city, on its past, present or future, its landscapes and its culture, that our artists carry.

The AQRAL is proud to present the work of over 50 participants, mostly from Quebec, but also from Canada, the United States and Spain. The exhibition will be the occasion to discover exclusive works created for the event, realized by the best artists and craftsmen of the book of here and, elsewhere. The Montreal exhibition will be punctuated by various events, including weekends and on May 17th, 2017, anniversary of the founding of the city. The entire program will soon be posted on the AQRAL website.

About the Québec Association of Bookbinders and Artists. The Québec Association of Bookbinders and Book Artists is a non-profit organization that brings together all the artists working in the field of book related, Professionals or free artists. With members from Quebec, the other provinces of Canada, as well as the United States and Europe, it aims to promote and support the excellence of the work of these professionals and to develop the interest of the general public in the book And the artist’s book. It also maintains close ties with the school workshops that make up art binders.

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Opening event with the artists, Thursday April 20th 2017 at 6pm. – Open to all – Free entrance