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FDG Editorials

  1. How to Pretend Like You Know Stuff About Art: A Guide

    Date 26 Oct 2016
    by Kennedy Rooke Do you ever go to a museum or gallery to see some cool new exhibit, ready to absorb the art into your being, hopefully to become a more cultured and intelligent person, only to remember your sorry ass doesn’t know much about art and you are sure…

  2. Alessandra Salituri’s Citizen Atelier: the International Online Art Gallery of Your Dreams

    Date 24 Oct 2016
    by Deanna Duxbury Are you familiar with Sherlock Holmes? There’s a whole aesthetic around the Victorian knick-knack obsessed, clustered and crowded bourgeois apartment that he famously occupied. Cluttered with curious and eclectic objects, I too live in this perpetual state of mayhem. It’s in my blood. I have oil paintings…

  3. Bad Lunch: Gallery, Venue, Home

    Date 24 Oct 2016
    by Ann Cernek Last week I sat down with Laura di Maio in Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar where we spoke about her photography and the support that many Montréal cafés show for local artists. Our next venture takes us to a modest brick house just off the Lachine Canal. Here…

  4. Look at me, don’t be shy

    Date 21 Oct 2016
    by Catherine LaRivière In her notorious essay “Against Interpretation,” Susan Sontag writes: “In place of a hermeneutics, we need an erotics of art.” The photographic work of Robert Mapplethorpe currently being exhibited at the MBAM certainly embodies the idea of an “erotics of art;” equal parts scintillating, scandalizing, sordid, and…

  5. Self-fashioning // SHE Photographs

    Date 20 Oct 2016
    by Brianne Chapelle I walked to the MBAM from campus to find a piece of myself that is feeling particularly drowned by responsibilities. I walk down the “stairs” (an inside joke for all those who have descended them) and find my way to the SHE Photographs exhibit. The wall text discusses the idea that…

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