The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks September 29 to October 5

The Artistorian's Weekly Picks September 29 to October 5

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This week combines many of my favourite things: installation, colour, immersive environments, fashion and thoughtful art. Here’s what the first week of October has in store for us…

I never play basketball now, exhibit

Fashion, installation, virtual reality and lots more to do this first week of October!

Eva Taulois, I never play basketball now
Eva Taulois, I never play basketball now

Diagonale, until October 17

Eva Taulois just completed a summer residency at Diagonale and the final product is being exhibited for another few weeks. Deconstruction and reconstruction of familiar objects, minimalism and colour are what you can expect.


La Quête du Mystère, exhibit

Graziella Malagoni, La Quête du Mystère at TOHU
Graziella Malagoni, La Quête du Mystère
TOHU, Espaces Cascades from September 30 to October 31

Check out work by artist Graziella Malagoni at TOHU, starting tomorrow! A huge installation made entirely out of silk features stories, symbols and inspiration from all over the world. I love a good old immersive installation.

BPLTC I: Cellular Control, exhibit

Cellular Contorl. Heather Dewey Hagborg.

Cellular Contorl. Heather Dewey Hagborg

Stranger Visions, 2012-13
Eastern Bloc, until October 14

Featuring work by artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Verena Friedrich and SubRosa, Cellular Control is the first of a three-part series of exhibits on the theme of biopolitics. The artists question the role of technology in controlling human activity.


Les natures mortes: Épisodes de petits déclins, vernissage

Annie Baillargeon, Le rêve
Annie Baillargeon, Le rêve
Galerie D’Este, October 1 from 5 to 8 PM

Opening of Annie Baillargeon’s solo exhibit displaying her unique take on the still life (nature morte). Part photography, part painting, this multidisciplinary body of work is evocative, intriguing and strange (a good strange, by the way).

Stripped, fashion show/fundraiser

Stripped poster
Stripped, SHNQ
Théâtre St. James, October 1 from 7 to 11 PM

Stripped is back this Thursday for its second annual event. A fundraiser supporting sex ed projects, this atypical fashion show promotes healthy body image and acceptance. Buy your tickets here.


MUTEK_IMG Virtual Reality, exhibit

Herders. Felix and Paul.

Herders. Felix and Paul.

Phi Centre, October 1-3

Enter the world of virtual reality! MUTEK_IMG invites the public to learn more about the fundamentals of VR and the Phi Centre is giving us free access to 20+ works of VR cinema and experience! Check out the schedule of events here, including roundtables, panels, presentations, discussions and workshops.

Cassandra Marsillo is the brains behind the Artistorian.