Programming preview Volume 3 MTL

The third edition of Volume Mtl: Art and the Book, Montreal’s celebration of art publishing and artists’ books, is coming back October 1-4 in hybrid formats. Artists’ talks, interviews, gallery tours and studio visits will be streamed online, and a physical fair will be held at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), 1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd., on Saturday, October 3rd, with physical distancing measures in place and a limited number of exhibitors and attendees. Volume 3 will also include a virtual fair, showcasing books from artists’ and publishers from around the world.

In partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Volume 3 Mtl will launch Canada’s first annual Art Book Month, presenting online programming throughout October.

This year’s theme centers around the processes of creation: handmade and laborious; quick and automatically; digitally and aided by machine intelligence; based in research and in the aim of education; the fair will present a gamut of practices and focus on the work behind these books.

Highlights include Amaranth Borsuk, Seattle-based professor, author, poet, and artist, in conversation with Natahan Brown, founder-director of the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University; five of Brosuk’s bookworks will be on view at the Anteism Project Space in a special exhibition; a presentation of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)’s artists’ book collection by their Book Curator, Viveca Pattison; programmer-poet Jhave will present an artists’ talk and accompanying participatory project at the Anteism Project Space on the trajectory of his work using Artificial Intelligence tools to create and edit poetry; artist Clara Congdon will give a talk on her artist book practice incorporating textiles; a tour of the McGill Rare Books Library; artist and writer Jim Holyoak discussing his nineteen-volume artists’ book, Book of Nineteen Nocturnes; and numerous virtual visits and tours of production studios in Montreal and elsewhere.

Even more events will be announced shortly for October’s Art Book Month! We hope you’ll join us for the streamed programming events and for the Volume 3 Mtl fair.

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Volume 3 Call for participants

The third edition of Volume Mtl: Art and the Book, Montreal’s celebration of art publishing and artists’ books, is coming back October 1-4 in online-adapted formats. Programming will be presented online alongside a physical fair at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), 1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd., on Saturday, October 3rd, with physical distancing measures in place and a limited number of exhibitors and attendees. Even with these new limitations, Volume 3 Mtl remains a unique occasion to create links within the international milieu of artists’ books and art publication in the only bilingual metropolis in North America.

For its virtual fair, Volume 3 will promote up to three new titles or artists’ books per exhibitor on a special new section of its website and on social media platforms. The application form for the physical and virtual fair is now online here. The deadline to submit an application is September 24, 2020, midnight (EST), but don’t wait before sending in yours!

We’re using current distancing constraints as an opportunity to develop virtual connections with international partners and other book fairs around the world. This fall, Volume 3 Mtl is partnering with the Vancouver Art Book fair to launch Canada’s first Art Book Month. Shared programming activities will continue throughout October and will bring together the art publishing communities across the country.

Don’t miss this opportunity to send in your application and be part of this different and inspiring version of Volume! If you have any questions, don’t be shy to contact us by email at info@volumemtl.art.