LE COLLECTIF ARTIVISTIC emerges out of the proposition that not only artists should talk about art, academics about theory, and activists about activism. We aim to promote transdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue on activist art beyond critique, to create and facilitate a network of diverse peoples, and to inspire, proliferate, activate.

Artivistic strives for intense forms of knowledge, exchange, representation and practices of everyday life by stimulating the mind, the imagination and the body. We oppose the progression of monolithic thought and aim to make links between diverse perspectives and approaches, facilitating mutually beneficial processes of contamination. Our desire is to build a space of exchange, analysis and experimentation for "artist-organizers" drawing on self-organized, collaborative and distributed networks.

Artivistic emerged in 2004 in Montreal as an "evention" (a hybrid between event, invention and intervention) facilitating a much-needed alternative space for the discussion of political-creative action on the periphery of academia. Since then, Artivistic has produced three international gatherings on the interPlay between art, information and activism, in addition to several special projects.

Current and past co-presenters include: Apathy is Boring, Artengine, articule, Café Cleopatra, Cinema Politica, CKUT 90.3 community-campus radio, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Critical World, DARE-DARE, Frigo Vert, GIV (Groupe intervention video), Ile Sans Fil, Lokidesign, OBORO, Pop & Politics, Skol, Studio XX, University of the Streets Café, as well as UpgradeMTL (Upgrade! Montréal).


past events

Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2): Finissage + The Awesomest Foundation + Boncha Immigrantz
14 April 2012 @ 6pm

The Montreal Sandbox
7 April 2012 @ 12pm

Think We Must / Con-Vocation
31 March - 1 April 2012 @ 12pm

Art, activism and movements for social change in Montréal
29 March 2012 @ 6pm

Typographic Poster Workshop
17 March 2012 @ 12pm

Skollège: Vive la crise!
13 March 2012 @ 7pm

How do we negotiate the promiscuity of infrastructures in Montréal?
10 March 2012 @ 12pm

Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2)
9 March - 14 April 2012
Skol (372 Ste-Catherine W., suite 314)
"Drop-in hours" by Artivistic for y/our pleasure every Saturday 12-5pm

Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2): Opening!
9 March 2012 @ 5.30pm

DiO (Do-it-Ourselves): OpenSpace on alternative financing
6 August 2011 (all day)
+ FUSE magazine launch party

knowledgeshare #2 : Infrastructure Design with Kenneth Bailey (DS4SI)
9 July 2011 @ 7.30pm

knowledgeshare #1 : The Promiscuous Infrastructures of Protest Camps
29 June 2011 @ 6pm

live stream from Paris : Monetary Utopia Seminar
17 June 2011 @ 1pm

(auto)formation sur des méthodes de coconstruction de savoirs
11 June 2011 @ 10am