The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks October 20 to 26

Screenings, urban spaces, and nature too, all wrapped up in one week!

We have an eclectic mix for you this week, including landscape paintings, experimental short films, and public interventions. Keep reading to get a glimpse of what there is to see in Montreal over the next few days.

Artistic by Nature, vernissage

Rosina Bucci

Leonardo da Vinci Centre, October 21 to 29 at 7 PM

Head to the Leonardo da Vinci Centre in the east end to check out Rosina Bucci’s solo exhibit of colourful and lively landscapes in La Piazzetta. You can even meet the artist if you go to the vernissage on the 21!

William Basinski @ Centre Phi, live show and screening


Centre Phi, October 21 at 6 PM

A night of experimental media and discussion awaits at the Phi Centre tomorrow. Join them for a screening of James Elaine and William Basinski’s series of short films, Melancholia. After, composer and violinist Malcolm Goldstein will moderate a discussion with Basinski himself. Tickets are on sale here and space is limited.

Dérive, exhibit


Fresh Paint Gallery, extended to October 25

You have extra time to check out Dérive! The exhibit has been extended until the 25. A group show featuring Nelio, MSHL and THTF, it is a response to their 10 day collective residency in Montreal. Don’t miss their take on our city.

Montreal nous accueille, exhibit

Montreal nous accueille

Hotel de ville de Montreal, until October 28

The Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with the City of Montreal, La Maisonnée, le Carrefour de Ressources en interculturel, le Centre Lartigue, the Bibliothèque Frontenac and the Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau, hosted workshops with Migrantas, a Berlin-based collective that uses public and urban spaces to make the migrant and transcultural experience visible through art. The fruits of their labour are now on display. They’ll also be holding “public interventions” downtown until November 30.

Cassandra is the brains behind The Artistorian blog.