The exhibition Arrimage 2013 is the culmination of an educational project that ran throughout the school year and involved more than 700 elementary and secondary schoolchildren. Over the past few months, these young scientists/artists searched, imagined, experimented, invented and created. First, a visit to the Montréal Science Centre gave them a chance to explore the speculative aspect of science and technologies. How might today’s science change our lives in the future? And to what extent can we even imagine science as it will be in that future? Then, on a visit to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, they observed how some artists draw on the world of science to nurture their practices. Finally, under the guidance of their art teachers, they worked this theme into a collective creation.
This year, twenty-two schools from three school boards took part in Arrimage. The project is organized by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal under the program A Montréal School for All established by Québec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. The artworks will also be on display from July 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 at the Montréal Science Centre, the Musée’s partner in this project.