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Following the exceptional success of its 10th anniversary edition, the souk @ sat, co-produced by the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], will take place this year from November 27 to 30. The event carries on its singular mission : to putforward quality, local Montreal design, and to offer a platform for the artists. With a variety of products catering to diverse tastes and uses, accessible to all budgets, the souk @ sat is the perfect place for finding holiday gifts or treating oneself while encouraging local artists : decorative objects, accessories, clothing, delicacies, toys, books, etc.
A unique event of its kind, the souk @ sat has managed to stay true to itself and stand out amongst other local holiday events, thanks to its strong identity, its distinct scenography and its notable artistic direction. Now nationally recognized as an artist launchpad, the souk @ sat is a platform which allows artists the opportunity to present their works and products to a curious, open-minded audience, eager for discoveries. The event has become not only an opportunity for artists to make their work known, but also a meeting place where a creative and festive atmosphere favours conversation, and even collaborations. A highly attended event by the creative industry’s connoisseurs, souk @ sat opens doors for a lot of artists by allowing them to transform their art and design practice into a career.
Among this creative and friendly atmosphere, the Foodlab will also participate in the event, on the 3rd floor. You’ll have the opportunity to try a tasting menu structured around traditional Quebecois flavours, to choose from a specially curated wine list for the event, or event a delicious warm grog inside the yurt which will be installed on the terrasse.
This year’s jury was composed of Fernande Ouellet (Agence Alt-6, Rusé Comme Un Canard), Hugo Didier (ceramist), Jean-François St-Michel (Décormag), Pierre Laramée (Tam-Tam Publicité, Galerie Commissaires) et Azamit (souk @ sat, Elle Québec et Canada). They went through more than 400 applications to come to a final selection which is representative of Montréal, UNESCO city of design.
This 11th edition is dedicated to Montreal photographer Jane Heller, who passed away this year following a long battle with cancer. With her photographic series Monumentalove, she shaped part of Montrealers’ collective imagination. Heller, who had participated in the 9th souk @ sat, had a unique talent for capturing Montreal’s distinctive personality, at once nostalgic, inspired and familiar.
“Jane honoured Montreal. It is our turn now, this year, to honour her work, her talent, and the heritage she left behind.” Azamit, Creative Director and souk @ sat founder
“I hope you find these landmarks bigger than life both in their physicality and what they represent: unique symbols of our collective imagination.” Jane Heller, 1964 - 2014
All profits from the sales of Jane Heller’s works will go towards the fund created for her 10 year old daughter, Béatrice.
Montreal’s contemporary creations
souk @ sat [sukatsat] n. m. – 2003, a hybrid, compound term.
1. Bazaar organized in a loft-style space, where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers. Syn.: an exotic market.
2. An ideal place to find original, stylish, clever gifts in a colourful atmosphere. Founders In 2003, Azamit and Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault founded the souk @ sat.
Azamit (azamit.ws) is one of the most sought-after and respected stylist and creative directors in the country. She is active in the fashion and design domain. She is the creative director of the souk @ sat.
Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault is the acting consultant of the souk @ sat. He has been shaking-up the famed Laïka (laikamontreal.com) for the last 15 years. He was producer-booker of the SAT Space from 2000 to 2004.
For over 18 years , the Society for arts and technology (SAT), a creation and research centre, has been dedicated to research and creation, production, education, and the dissemination of digital culture. With the Sensorium (3rd floor), the SAT now houses a restaurant: the FoodLab and the world’s first permanent immersive theatre dedicated to artistic creation and 360° visualization activities: the Satosphere. The spectator is now in the centre of an experience in which artistic propositions appeal to all the senses.
Thursday, November 27: 12 PM to 9 PM Friday, November 28: 12 PM to 9 PM Saturday, November 29: 12 PM to 7 PM Sunday, November 30: 12 PM to 7 PM
Society for Arts and Technology | SAT 1201, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal (Quebec) Canada Free admission | 18+
For more information: souk.sat.qc.ca
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Source : souk @ sat et Société des arts technologiques [SAT]