The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks September 8 to 14

Benoit Aquin Coq No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec) 2014 Benoit Aquin Coq No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec) 2014

I hope you spent your long weekend relaxing because there’s a lot to do in Montreal in the next few weeks. Here’s a taste of what you can check out in the upcoming days:

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September 8, VAV Gallery (1394 René Lévesque)

Featuring works by Arthur Chen, Paule Gilbert, Miles Petrella, Cindy Phenix and Tereza Tacic. The VAV Gallery invites us to stop by for some art, with a side of drinks and snacks.

Circuit Bending, workshop

September 8 from 6PM-9PM, Eastern Bloc (7240 Clark) in collaboration with Arsenal

In this workshop, given by Lisa Gamble, participants are invited to ‘bend’ used toys. They’ll be using the electronic circuits to create musical instruments out of the recycled materials. Tickets cost $35, and a reservation is required. E-mail to reserve your spot.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, official opening

September 10 at 6:30PM, Parisian Laundry (3550 St Antoine W)



In its 14th edition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal invites us to visit the 6 exhibits presented at Parisian Laundry featuring: Laia Abril from Spain, Dominique Blain from Quebec, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin from South Africa and the UK, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller from British Columbia, Hans Eijkelboom from the Netherlands and Roberto Pellegrinuzzi from Quebec. It’s free admission for all.

Momenta Photography, vernissage

September 10 from 6PM-9PM, Centre d’art E.K. Voland (4710 St Ambroise)

vernissage Momenta

vernissage Momenta

Momenta Photography collective, formed by a group of passionate amateur photographers last fall, is hosting it’s second annual exhibit. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Chez Doris, a women’s shelter in Montreal. Art for a great cause? Yes, please.

Nocturne du MAC

September 11 from 5PM-2AM, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 St. Catherine W.)

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flux 2

Spend a night at the museum, featuring DJs, ateliers, food and drinks. Plus, it will be your last chance to check out the David Altmejd and Jon Rafman exhibits. Tickets will be on sale at the museum until 5PM on Friday. Only $10 for students!

L’image signée, opening cocktail

September 12 from 3PM-5PM, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (372 St Catherine W, #308)

Benoit Aquin Coq No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec) 2014

Benoit Aquin
Coq No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec)

The new season at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau opens with L’image signée featuring: Benoit Aquin, Alain Paiement, Jonathan Plante and Seripop (Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau). Join the artists on September 12 for a cocktail and a chance to chat about their work in person. Tip: elbows up or you’ll be stuck waiting all night to just say hi to one of them.


Cassandra Marsillo runs the fab art blog, The Artistorian.

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