The organization’s mandate is to support the work of emerging artists by providing them with an exchange platform with more established artists, allowing them to gain access to a larger body of spectators and to a network of established art organizations and professionals in the milieu.
Founded in 2007 by Eliane Ellbogen and Sandor Poloskei, the organization’s Artisitc Director and past Technical Director, Eastern Bloc fills a void in the professional art milieu in Montreal, as there are currently no other artist-run centres or art spaces that cater specifically to young artists or post-graduates in the first five years of their professional career working in New Media and related disciplines.
Artist: Nicolas Maigret, Art Work: The Pirate Cinema, Photograph: Justin Desforges
Artist: Jennifer Chan, Various Art Work, Photograph: Justin Desforges
Artist: Craig Fahner, Art Work: Alternator, Photograph: Justin Desforges
Artist: Zeesy Powers, Art Work : Subjects, Photograph: Justin Desforges