On the walls: art you should see this week

The week in art: YUL block party features Jasper Wong, art performances at Darling Foundry, Vice magazine launches its annual photography issue and paintings of the Turcot exchange.

Shepard Fairey in No Brow. 

It being festival season, even the summer art shows are bigger, badder and boozier than their wintertime brethren. This week offers up a slew of ragers.

First up, tonight, July 25, Vice magazine puts out its annual Bible-thick photo issue, this edition co-produced by an impressive roster of guest editors, including Kim Gordon, Ryan McGinley and more. Vice is launching the issue with a one-night-only photography exhibit and party — and as many can attest, there ain’t no party like a Vice launch party. Yves Laroche Gallery (6355 St-Laurent), 7–11 p.m., free

Also July 25, the second installment of Darling Foundry’s Place Publique performance art series is happening in the Old Port. Before the show, the gallery offers a corn boil and beats from DJ El Suave, followed by performance art by Lisa Gamble and David and Vincent Lafrance. 745 Ottawa, 7–10 p.m., free

Visual Voice gallery has extended its Turcot exhibit, a collection of paintings by Michel Martino of the infamous Montreal crossroads. Check ‘em out at the finissage party. Belgo Building (372 Ste-Catherine W., #421), 3–6 p.m., free

Sunday, head to the YUL development to check out yet more mural and live art action at their block party. Hong Kong-based muralist Jasper Wong will be getting up, along with Nixon and Wzrds Gang. In addition, Skin Jackin’s on-site with body art and there will be food trucks and music by High Klassified, Compton Chic and Le Roots. Corner of René-Lévesque and Lucien l’Allier, 2–6 p.m., free

Heading into next week, don’t miss the screening of New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art, a documentary chronicling an art scene’s rise from the combined influences of underground comics, tattoos and graffiti — stay tuned, as we’ll have a preview of the flick a little closer to showtime. Aug. 2, Cinema du Parc (3575 du Parc), 5:30 p.m., $12.45

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