Halfway and the temperature is rising fast. We have been walking and sweating since the first day. No kidding!
Montréal goes from a thick intense winter to a hot busy summer full of festivals. But there’s nothing more exciting than looking to those empty walls turning into vivid candid pieces of art.
For Instagrafite is the fifth year attending the festival, but for me is the first time in Montréal and MURAL. I have to say its the closest to be in a festival like SXSW, for those who have had the chance to attend Austin during this time of the year, know what I mean. The full city is part of the celebration and the program includes not just art, but music, film, conferences, exhibitions, yoga, carnival, food, parties an art fair and pop-up shows.
Some of our favorite events were Ricardo Cavolo and 123Klan’s conferences, Ron English ‘Propaganda’ pop-up show, Felipe Pantone ‘Planar Direction’ exhibition at Station16 Gallery and the ‘Nasty Women’ exhibition at Boxotel with work of Ness Lee, Sarah Blais, Cécile Gariépy, Lydia Maria, Ranji Perera, Kathryn Macnaughton and Dana Peebles. Very fresh to see a series of art pieces by all Montréal and Toronto based women artists.
Here’s a visual recap of our past days at MURAL Festival. We don’t want the summer to end, but this is just half of the way… Don’t forget to check out our social media to follow all the updates.