Past projects

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.

In 2005, the event started to include international participants. Moderated by artist Devora Neumark, it asked: What is the relationship between activism and the street? Who is allowed to communicate? Who owns your body_mind? It also featured a benefit art auction and cabaret for the Critical Art Ensemble Legal Defence Fund co-presented by UpgradeMTL and [ctrl] collective.

In the fall of 2006, Artivistic was invited by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) to organize a day of roundtable discussions entitled Nationalism: Performing Cultures of Occupation, as part of Afshin Matlabi's solo exhibition.

In 2007, the third edition entitled [ un.occupied spaces ] interrogated the politics of spaces and occupation: What is indigenous? What is natural space? What is (there) to occupy? An autonomous and international network of artists and activists was created out of a workshop series, the Imaginary Border Academy (IBA).

In 2009, Artivistic presented its fourth edition TURN*ON, engaging the proxemics of sexuality, technology, and politics by asking: What kind of world is worth fantasizing about? What actually makes resistance irresistible? What are the alternative infrastructures of sex?


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