1. Night at the Musée: Spotlighting the MBAM’s Clairs-obscurs // Chiaroscuro

    Date 17 Feb 2017
    by Aimée Tian This past Friday, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts hosted the second installment of their CLAIRS-OBSCURS/CHIAROSCURO series. Walkway with boulder-art installation Describing the soirée as a “unique multisensory journey”, the MMFA targets young adults aged 18-30 as its primary audience, fusing the carefully curated and highly participatory…

  2. Looking Together, Looking Apart: Revisiting Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors

    Date 16 Feb 2017
    by Sylvie Schwartz Copyright The Vinyl Factory Some works of art stick with us for a long time, whether it’s because they strike us in just such a way, because they give us an immersive experience that feels all-consuming, because they hold a personal or sentimental value for us, or…

  3. Chagall: Colour and Music and Nostalgia, oh my!

    Date 14 Feb 2017
    by Catherine LaRivière Something I’ve come to love about my growing up in Montreal is the city’s quasi-European, “Paris, but not quite” culture. Many of the books I read as a kid had richly coloured geometric figures with sketchy outlines, and their motions across the pages were illustrated by blurs…

  4. Artwork rental, or the democratization of art?

    Date 13 Feb 2017
    by Louise Kronenberger Illustration by Erika Kindsfather. It has been a few years since the new trend started: the rental of artworks. As a student, unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of money to put into collecting artworks. However, this new trend might be the perfect solution for collecting artworks…

  5. Home Visit Europe

    Date 10 Feb 2017
    By: Jacqueline Hampshire Home Visit Europe. Photo via http://www.divadloarcha.cz/cz/performance/detail/70. Photographer David Kummermann. Last year I got the chance to experience Home Visit Europe, an interactive, participatory performance by the German theatre group Rimini Protokoll. The performance deals with big, abstract ideas of “Europe” in the intimate setting of a private…

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