To celebrate the in-person return of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on the weekend of August 6-7, 2022, we’re calling on people to physically share anarchistic art on the streets of cities across the globe. It’s a way of embodying our love and solidarity for each other, and also illustrating quite literally that anarchism is still alive and well. Moreover, it’s a DIY way to create an Art and Anarchy exhibit anywhere and everywhere—and then display photos of your street art at this year’s bookfair.
Also, during the bookfair itself, we encourage individuals, collectives, groups, and publishers to bring banners and hang them along the fencing outside the bookfair!
As for Art and Anarchy, the idea is simple. On or before August 1:
Put up street art in public spaces—your own and/or others’ creations (bonus points for street art on the stolen lands of Tio’tia:ke/Montreal)
Take a photo(s), or get a friend to take pictures
Post the photo(s) on social media, or get friends to do it, with the hashtags #ArtAndAnarchy and #MTLAnarchistBookfair. Include the location, as general or specific as you want
And send us your photo(s) at (info [at] anarchistbookfair [dot] ca), so we can then print out copies and display them at the bookfair
Please spread the word far and wide. It would be so beautiful to see art and anarchism spread across borders and walls around the world, bringing us closer together.