Chagall: Colour and Music and Nostalgia, oh my!
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…
Artwork rental, or the democratization of art?
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…
Home Visit Europe
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…
A Lazy Art History Student’s Guide to Montreal Art Museums and Galleries
By: Muhan Zhang
One of the perks of studying Art History in the vibrant and art-hoe packed city of Montreal is that art is everywhere you go. Student mainstays MBAM and MAC are just a few blocks in either direction of the Roddick Gates, the various neighbourhoods bordering McGill’s downtown…
Marfa, Texas: Installation Art in the Middle of Nowhere
By: Diana Sims
In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner’s well-received and much-discussed Frontier Thesis proposed the American West to be, not only where American democracy, egalitarianism, and violence was born, but also where America declared itself disinterested in the high culture that so neatly stratified the Old World. Never would the…