By far one of the most compelling artists works I saw in Montreal were the sound sculptures of Charles Stankievech at Galerie Donald Browne. Horror Vacui counterpoints the transparency of sight with the density of sound. Using Alvin Lucier’s compositional technique of reiterative recording, turn-of-the-century vacuum bell jars become the instruments to create micro-soundscapes. The lyrics of the Velvet Underground, in the bell jars haunting whisper “If you close the door, the night could last forever. Leave the sunshine out, […]
The Gallerie UQAM (Gallery of the University of Quebec at Montreal) has held celebrated exhibitions of darling artists like Douglas Gordon, as well as Canadian art darlings Janet Cardiff with George Bures Miller, and David Altmejd. Current exhibition at UQAM highlighting work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm entitled Désespéré/Desperate, that take a critical but playful look at our desire to fit into the world around us. Irreverent, openly incorrect and gifted with a cutting wit, this Viennese artist questions the […]
Galerie Lilian Rodriguez Teach Me TonightA group exhibit revolving around the subjects of Night, Dreams, Love and Hope The night is the symbol of sleep and death, dreams and fears, love and tenderness, deceptions and conspiracies. It is full of the promise of new beginnings: “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof“(Matthew 6:34). However, it also provides the backdrop for nightmares […]
Skol’s mandate is to present the work of artists and theorists in the early stages of their careers, particularly those whose work is accompanied by critical thinking.Its goal is to privilege the promising practices of the future; to establish the conditions for facilitating the involvement of artists by creating a participatory space which contributes to the centre’s visibility; and to give greater space to spontaneous initiatives and to partnerships in order to better respond to the community’s needs. Skol has […]
Parisian Laundry is a phenomenal Montreal gallery, featuring up and coming young Canadian talent like Alyssa Andrews, Alex Da Corte, Janet Werner, Jennifer Lefort, and the trio collective BGL.
372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest is a multi-tenant space home to many fantastic art galleries, as well as music dance and martial arts studios. If you want to see great contemporary art and take a belly dancing class to the soundtrack of an orientalist remix of Jay-Z’s Big Pimping… 372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest is the place were it will happen!