Goethe-Institut : a place that feeds creativity and fosters a dialogue


AppArtAward exhibition and video screening

In collaboration with ZKM Karlsruhe (Centre for art and media) and ELEKTRA

AppArtAward is an international competition recognizing the artistic merit of new smartphone or tablet applications. This exhibition at Montréal’s Goethe-Institut featured prizewinners from 2011 and 2012, allowing visitors to explore the world’s best apps. The Goethe-Institut also took the opportunity to present videos from the ZKM collection on three screens.

Berlin is calling

Montréal artists Daniel Brière and Évelyne de la Chenelière were invited by the Goethe-Institut to come on site and present Berlin appelle, a unique performance piece combining theatre and a video installation. The two artists, joined by Catherine de Léan and Marc Fortier, used words, images, performance and sound to express their admiration for the creativity of the German capital. An interpretation of the city like no other.

Nothing specific – A sound installation in the library by Chantale Laplante 

In collaboration with matralab, Université Concordia

Thanks to Chantale Laplante’s sound installation, Rien en particulier, the library at the Goethe-Institut came alive with serendipitous sound experiences that inspired visitors to approach a new document, take it in hand and browse. Sound recordings were subtly activated as visitors moved through the stacks, encouraging them to discover recent German titles and perhaps find a new perspective on the world.