All posts in Montreal

Victor Pilon’s ‘Sisyphus’ channels blood, sweat, tears, and absurdity

What is the meaning of struggle? Is there inherent value in a seemingly never-ending task? Is Sisyphus happy? These are some simple enough questions that have orbited around the myth of Sisyphus and the creative endeavours that have dove into this captivating myth across history. And the latest to take up this burden is Montréal […]

Meakins-McClaran collection donated to National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada has been on a positive trajectory over the last while. With a restructuring and rebranding of the gallery to integrate and highlight the works and culture of Indigenous artists, as well as receiving $900,000CAD in funding for future initiatives, it has been a bright year for the institution. And now […]

Créer des ponts rejuvenates Montréal’s abandoned businesses

The need for space is always keenly felt in artistic communities, no matter what the current socio-political climate is. With real estate prices still on an ever-bloating trajectory and both the pandemic and apathetic developers causing countless businesses to shutter their doors, the sheer volume of wasted space is staggering. But non-profit organization Art Souterrain […]

Christopher Michaud creates guerrilla pop-ups at Montreal bus shelters

The pandemic has certainly fostered ingenuity in artists when it comes to getting their works into the public eye. With so many galleries, exhibition spaces, and museums being closed throughout the year and most still holding restrictions to abide by current health protocols, it’s not surprising that most spaces aren’t seeking an influx of works […]

The transient graffiti of Montréal’s Tunnel de Rouen

As we begin to move into warmer, more outdoorsy months, so too does the artistic life of our cities shift gears. Outdoor performances, street musicians, and seasonal installations are all bound to return in full force soon enough. One of the most distinctive outdoors art practices has already come out of hibernation—graffiti. And no location […]

‘Ecologies’ at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts explores humanity and nature

After a softening of restrictions on spaces throughout Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been able to open its doors to the public once again. After a long autumn and winter without the presence of many physical arts spaces, the acclaimed museum’s reopening has been met with a warm welcome. And as one […]

Montreal galleries reopen after months of restrictions

Over the past year, it’s been tough for art lovers to get their fix in reliable ways. With galleries and exhibition spaces in flux with the tide of the pandemic- and some finding their doors shuttered permanently because of it- there has been a revolving door of celebration and disappointment when it comes to viewing […]