MAI announces 2017-18 artistic season

Cultural organization unveils details of upcoming programming

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2017-2018 Season

A plurality of pluralism

MAI’s (Montréal, arts interculturels) 19th artistic season is led by the citation In times of corrosiveness, grow amazing flowers, a citation with a double entendre – an imperative to grow amazing flowers (art) as a means to counter the political ugliness of present day society, and a simple but reassuring reference to the power of art as a counterculture to populism, oppression, despotism and exclusion.



Interventions include Berlin artist Ligia Lewis and her world tour of minor matter, Moroccan choreographer Taoufiq Izeddiou with his performance En alerte which draws inspiration from contemporary Arabic poetry, in particular that of Mahmoud Darwish, and The Aisha of Oz by Aisha Sasha John, in its Canadian premiere. It is a season steeped as well in queer politics with the experimental electronic music of Californian artist Elysia Crampton, Hua Li’s feminist hip-hop, and the Afrofuturism of Jef Ellise Barbara.

Another premiere for the MAI is the presentation of Flicker at Place des Arts in association with DANSE DANSE – a work by Indigenous dance company Dancers of Damelahamid from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. 20 stellar pluricultural / pluridisciplinary productions in total…convergence, clash, renewal and reclamation.

Buy tickets or take advantage of various passports for the season!



Blood Cells, after Lay Mary Delaney et Pool 2. Design by Zachari Logan © courtesy of the artist

The only cultural organization within Montréal and Canada invested with a mandate explicitly focused on the promotion of intercultural art; the MAI presents original works with cultural bonds throughout the globe and supports the creation, production, dissemination and outreach of intercultural arts for a diversified audience.

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