Eastern Bloc, a centre for digital arts, is launching a socio-financing campaign that features five limited-edition puzzle models featuring the works of local digital artists. Thus the works ofAdam Basanta (Sobey Prize 2020), Anna EylerKatherine MelançonAllison Moore and Arthur Desmarteaux and Geneviève Lebleu will find themselves on puzzles of 1000 pieces and for two of them on 50 pieces. The virtues of the puzzle are numerous: relax, exercise cognitive abilities and also offer a moment of respite to the confined who wish to land screens! Funds raised from the sale of these puzzles will be used to provide $500 in microbursts to help artists during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time Campaign supports the Eastern Bloc Centre’s mission to support and support the work of emerging digital artists.

“It was by doing a puzzle during the confinement that I had the idea to create puzzles with works by local artists,” says Marie-Michèle Fillion, director of Eastern Bloc. “The team and I love the contrast of extracting works of art from their digital universe and presenting them in a game that is all the more traditional. It’s digital-card! ». For this return to the material, Eastern Bloc is happy to offer a diversity of works. For the 1000-piece format, we will find:

  • Adam Basanta, Dutch Landscape with Tree in Foreground, 45 x 45 pixel grid, 2019
  • Anna Eyler, PAN/PAN 1, 2018
  • Katherine Melançon, Still Life – Prairie River II,2019
  • Genevieve Lebleu, leisure, 2018
  • Allison Moore & Arthur Desmarteaux, Our Daily Bread, 2013

The campaign“Covid19 Containment Edition Challenge Puzzle”

The month-long campaign, launched on the Quebec platform La Ruche, allows you to buy pre-sale puzzles at a cost of $50 for those of 1000 pieces (for adults) and $30 for those of 50 pieces (for children). Each sale will be used to:

  • Putting $10 into the creation of a $500 micro-food fund for emerging artists;
  • Pay $5 for the use of each artist’s work;
  • Support the Eastern Bloc Centre;
  • Cover the costs of producing puzzles.

The”Covid19 confinement edition Challenge Challenge” campaign is rolling out on the Quebec platform La Hive,from now until June 9. In addition to supporting local artists, it allows to offer as a gift a puzzle (limited edition!) to a loved one, to buy one or more, but also to increase its contribution in order to enhance the microbourses of artists. In addition, from the first $1,000 reached, the Montreal Arts Council will make a monetary contribution of $500, which will be awarded entirely to an emerging artist.

Eastern Bloc website

To access the socio-financing campaign:  https://laruchequebec.com/easternbloc_casse-tete