The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks February 16 to 22

Art things to do in Montreal this week.

Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012 (still), currently at the MAC

Get out of that chocolate coma and check out what’s going on in Montreal’s art scene this week:

5@7 Festival Art Souterrain, pre-opening party

Arsenal, February 16 from 6 to 9 PM


Art Souterrain invites you to this free 5 @ 7 (or 6 @ 9) to listen to music, watch performances and preview artwork from their 2016 program. Performances begin at 7PM and include Chun Hua Catherine Dong and Hugues Clement, as well as music by Pierre Villepelet.

Exposition d’art érotique, vernissage

Espace Scuderi, February 18


Even though Valentine’s day is in the past, it doesn’t mean it’s too late for this vernissage from Espace Scuderi. Check out their exhibit of erotic art, featuring works by Ania Jarda, Andy Jean and others. Admission is $10.

Friday Nocturnes at the MAC, event

MAC, February 19 from 5 PM to 2 AM


The MAC is back with a new Nocturne, and a chance for you to check out their new programming while listening to music and sipping on special cocktails. Admission is $14 and tickets will be on sale as of 5 PM on the 19th. Get in line early, because it fills up fast!

Ninth Floor, screening

Concordia EV Building, February 19 at 6 PM


ACSioN Concordia and Cinema Politica present the documentary film “Ninth Floor”, directed by Mina Shun about the 1969 incident at Concordia’s Sir George Williams campus that led to the 2-week-long sit-in at its computer centre. Shun looks back at this event, sparked by the controversy behind the unequal treatment of six black students by biology professor Perry Anderson. Doors open at 6 PM, and the film starts at 7. Not to miss!

Iris, vernissage

La Galerie, February 20 from 5 to 10:30 PM


Iris features works by artists PLO and Audrey-Ann Pigeon. A mix of photography and painting, this exhibit celebrates the launch of Iris, La rencontre d’un regard, a book written by Guilhem Gosselin. The exhibit is on until March 8.

Zine Workshop, event

Le Milieu, February 21 from 2 to 4:30 PM

Illustration by Gemma Correll

Illustration by Gemma Correll

Make your own zine! No experience necessary, and tools will be provided. A $10 admission fee is appreciated, and space is limited to 25 so get there early. Seriously, don’t miss this!