This week, you not only get to see art but also get to hear from the artists themselves, with tons of artist talks, performances and panels to choose from. Here’s enough to keep you busy until next week:
The colour of music, performance
September 15 from 6 to 9 PM, Arsenal
Free admission for this performance by Philippe Van Eetvelt, involving a piano whose keys are connected to 88 syringes full of paint. Sounds intriguing!
Multiverse by Paul Wong, conversation with the artist
September 15 at 6PM, Joyce Yahouda Gallery
Paul Wong will be talking about his current exhibit, Multiverse, in collaboration with Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal. The theme this year is “the post-photographic condition.” Wong speaks to this through the use of images, projections and video installations.
September 16 at 7PM, Phi Centre
Part of the Dissections panel series, speakers Paul Maheke (artist), Charmaine Nelson (art historian) and Laurence Parent (PhD candidate and activist), will hold a discussion inspired by Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Pièces de résistance, currently exhibited at the Phi Centre. Free admission, and, yes, you’ll be allowed to take part in the conversation as well!
AFTER FACEB00K: In Loving Memory <3, exhibit
Another collaboration with Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, the McCord’s After Facebook: In Loving Memory <3, seeks to explore “the continuity of life after death on Facebook.” On until January 10, 2016!
La Perle Noire by Nikhil Chopra, vernissage
September 17 from 7 to 9 PM, FOFA Gallery
Nikhil Chopra’s La Perle Noire is a 57-hour drawing performance, beginning at noon on September 18 in Jarry Park. Before then, head to the vernissage on September 17 where you can also check out Aanchal Malhotra’s Remnants of a Separation in the gallery’s vitrines and Yoshimi Lee’s La femme maison in the black box space.
Olaf Breuning, artist talk
September 18 from 6 to 8 PM, POP Montreal Symposium
Stop by and listen to Olaf Breuning, internationally acclaimed artist known for his photography, film, sculpture and drawing, speak about his work, his practice and his life. They will also be screening some of his films.
Mouth/quake, a re-writing of Mouthquake, performance
September 19 at 8 PM, Rats9
Daniel Allen Cox, an artist and, as specified in the performance description, a stutterer, will be reading the entirety of his novel, Mouthquake live at Rats9. He invites us to be part of “the changeability of text,” while also enjoying some music and drink. Stick around until the end, or leave after two minutes, either way this will be interesting!
Cassandra Marsillo is the brains behind The Artistorian.