Art this week

Robotically animated pelts, nearly edible consumer goods, trippy illustrated guitars and more in the arts scene this week

DIVISION Safe Word Yoga by Chloe Wise

‘Safe Word (Yoga)’ by Chloe Wise at Galerie Division


This week offers plenty of opportunities to check out some artworks as well as a number of conferences and performances. While you’re out, you can have a little extra fun with hashtags if you participate in Twitter’s #MuseumWeek endeavor, running until March 29. Every day there’s a different theme and participating galleries will be sharing some special images and encouraging guests to share their own as well. Probably without the use of a selfie-stick though. Participating galleries in Montreal include the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the MAC, DHC/ART, the Montreal Archives and the Redpath Museum.


Work by Carlos & Jason Sanchez at Parisian Laundry
Work by Carlos & Jason Sanchez at Parisian Laundry

Now for some art shows. Tonight, Wednesday, head to Parisian Laundry for the vernissage of photographs by Montreal brothers Carlos and Jason Sanchez. The seven large scale photographs in the exhibit are one part art and one part photojournalism as the images capture moments of action that tugs at the viewer to want to find out more about the story. 3550 St-Antoine W., Wednesday, March 25, 6–9 p.m.


Thursday offers plenty to do including a special event at the Phi Centre with curator Cheryl Sim digging into the current exhibition exploring the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. 407 St-Pierre, Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.


'Pancakes' (2015) by Chloe Wise at Galerie Division
‘Pancakes’ (2015) by Chloe Wise at Galerie Division

Also Thursday, head to Griffintown’s Galerie Division to check out work by Montreal-born, New York based artist Chloe Wise in her exhibition Pissing, Schmoozing and Looking Away. In the works, objects of desire from food porn to fashion done cross paths in a variety of mediums including molded urethane, asking us to take their consumption-driven raisons-d’être a little more literally. 2020 William, Thursday, March 26, 6–9 p.m.


You could also head to Diagonale Thursday for the opening of Pelt (Bestiary) by Ingrid Bachmann. The exhibit involves interactive sculptures that breathes some animalistic life into the ultra-clean electronic realm. The forms, resembling sleeping furry animals, move and respond to viewers in a variety of ways, assisted by robotic engineering. 5455 de Gaspé, #110, Thursday, March 26, 5 p.m.


Friday is another busy day. The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) begins a two-day symosium to complement their current Simon Starling exhibition (note that the artist is also one of the guest speakers for the conference). Check the link for full details about the program for Every Object Has a Story: Art, Research and the Reinvention of Things. 185 Ste-Catherine W., Friday, March 27 to Saturday, March 28, $20, or $10 for students and MACarte holders.


Another Friday study happens at Artexte and will examine the writings of Edward Said whose influential writings including his book Orientalism are still important as we think about the effects of colonialism, imperialism, and assigning otherness. This examination coincides with the Orientalism exhibition currently on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Drop in anytime for as long or short a time as you like for the marathon reading session. 2 Ste-Catherine E., #301, Friday, March 27, 12–9 p.m.


Hyperdoodling "Guitart" by John Lanthier at Death of Vinyl
Hyperdoodling “Guitart” by John Lanthier at Death of Vinyl

If rock ‘n roll is more your style, head to Death of Vinyl Friday for a vernissage with some intensely patterned decorated guitars and works on canvas created by the prolific John Lanthier, who’s coined the term Hyperdoodling to describe his psychadelic style. 6307 St-Laurent, Friday, March 27, 5–9 p.m.


You could also check out Sugar Bear, with a Friday vernissage at Galerie D by Tatsu and Danielle Bédard happening in conjunction with the gay village’s Sugar Bear Weekend. DJ Ron Hamelin will be on hand to spin some tunes. 1200 Amherst, #102, Friday, March 27, 5–10 p.m.


Work by Moridja Kitenge Banza at Joyce Yahouda Gallery
Work by Moridja Kitenge Banza at Joyce Yahouda Gallery

Two shows open Saturday at the Belgo’s Joyce Yahouda Gallery, including Banque du Canada, the first Quebec exhibition by Congolese-French artist Moridja Kitenge Banza. In the works, Banza has redesigned our familiar Canadian currency to highlight some important gaps in the country’s collective memory about the development of our Canadian identity. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #516, Friday, March 28, 4–6 p.m.


Continuing with the education and discussion theme of many of this week’s events, the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting a Saturday conference as part of its Talk Show lineup, with this weekend’s talk centered around Brian Massumi’s book, The Power at the End of the Economy with guests from the collective Les Entrepreneurs du Commun, established to critique the federal government’s plan to create a monument to victims of communism in Ottawa. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #507, Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m.


From Poupée by Zoé Dechesne at Arsenal
From Poupée by Zoé Duchesne at Arsenal

If you missed last week’s vernissage for Zoé Duchesne’s Poupée at Arsenal Montreal, you’ll have another chance to see her perform as part of the exhibition, on Sunday afternoon. 2020 William, Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m.


These are just a few highlights, so be sure to check out the full listings below!




March 25, 6–9 p.m.

Parisian Laundry – 3550 St-Antoine W.

Carlos & Jason Sanchez

To April 25


March 26, 6–9 p.m.

Galerie Division – 2020 William

Pissing, Schmoozing and Looking Away – Chloe Wise

To April 2


Work by Teklieng Lim at Centre Communautaire CDN
Work by Teklieng Lim at Centre Communautaire CDN

March 26, 5–7 p.m.

Centre Communautaire de Loisir de la Côte-des-Neiges – 5347 Côte-des-Neiges

CircoTek – Teklieng Lim

To April 9


March 26, 5:30–7 p.m.

Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery – Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve

The Trans— Exhibition – Group Show

To April 16


March 26, 5 p.m.

Espace Projet – 353 Villeray

Le Flâneur: Art + urbanité critique – Arnaud Grégoire + Fanny Latreille + Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier

To April 19


March 26, 5 p.m.

La Castiglione – 5761 St-Laurent

Expolaroid – Group Show

To April 25


From 'Pelt (Bestiary) by Ingrid Bachmann at Diagonale
From ‘Pelt (Bestiary) by Ingrid Bachmann at Diagonale

March 26, 5 p.m.

Diagonale – 5455 de Gaspé, #110

Pelt (Bestiary) – Ingrid Bachmann

To May 2


March 27, 5–9 p.m.

Death of Vinyl – 6307 St-Laurent

Hyperdoodling HallucinoGenesis – John Lanthier


March 27

Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

In the Realm of Others – Ed Pien

To April 5


March 27, 5–10 p.m.

Galerie D – 1200 Amherst, #102

Sugar Bear – Tatsu + Danielle Bédard

To April 7


March 27

Galerie B-312 – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #403)

Téléportation – Guillaume La Brie + Satoru Tamura

Mécanismes – Philippe Chabot

To April 25


March 28, 7 p.m.

La Lumière du Mile End – 214 Bernard W.

Linda Luttinger

To May 28


March 28, 4–6 p.m.

Joyce Yahouda Gallery – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #516)

Banque du Canada – Moridja Kitenge Banza

Cris et Féminités – Nathalie Rodach

To May 9


Last Call:


Leonardo da Vinci Centre – 8370 Lacordaire

Valeriya Khomar

To March 25


Galerie C.O.A – 6405 St-Laurent

Art Matters: Survival Instinct – Group Show

To March 25


Le repaire des 100 talents – 5867 St-Hubert

Abstract Art: It’s Nice, But What Is It? – Group Show

To March 25


Fresh Paint 256 – 256 Ste-Catherine E.

Saints of Soul : Beauty Through Hardship – Miss Me

To March 25


Montreal Art Centre – 1844 William

Flux – Annie Burgess

To March 26


OBORO – 4001 Berri, #301

fauxrmé – Deconstruction in Progress – Paolo Almario

To March 28


Galerie Trois Points – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #520)

Ensemble Opératoire – Michael Daigneault

Everything is Going Swimmingly – Nicolas Fleming

To March 28


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Inuit Women Artists

To March 28


VOX Centre de l’Image Contemporaine – 2 Ste-Catherine E.,  #401

Faire des histoires – Nikki Forrest, Kim Kielhofner and GIV

To March 28


The McClure Gallery (Visual Arts Centre) – 350 Victoria

Pendulum – Maskull Lasserre

To March 28


OBORO – 4001 Berri, #301

Pianorignal – Spike Taylor (Residency)

To March 28


Perte de Signal – 5445 de Gaspé, #107

Art Matters: The Tall Glass – Group Show

To March 28


Musée du Rock’n’Roll – 2222 Ontario E.

Révolution Rock: The Emergence of Quebecois Rock’n’Roll 19641968

To March 29


Galerie d’Este – 4396 St-Laurent

Pass It On – Marigold Santos + Véronique La Perrière M. + Joani Tremblay

To March 29


Eleanor London Côte-Saint-Luc Public Library – 5851 Cavendish

Jugs and Mixed Media – Valeriya Khomar

To March 29


Cinéma du Parc – 3575 du Parc

Phil Oriani

To March 29


Ongoing Shows:


Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Celebrities – Group Show

To March 31


Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Mars – Group Show

To March 31


BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Dangerous.Delicious – Jessica Gaves

To April 3


Galerie LUZ – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #418)

Flashbacks – Léopold L. Foulem

Space Scapes – Marina Malvada

To April 4


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

Intrications – Jean-Sébastien Denis

Espaces momentanés – Jessica Peters

Tribute to Jacques Hurtubise

To April 4


Galerie Dominique Bouffard – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #508)

Mines: du sol au tréfonds – Isa B

Caput Mortuum – Vincent London

To April 4


Le Gesù – 1200 Bleury

QuébécoisEs, musulmanEs… et après – Group Show

To April 4


Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

Immatériel – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

To April 4 – Special event with curator Cheryl Sim March 26, 7 p.m.


Galerie Youn – 5226 St-Laurent

Boom Boom Puffy Cloud – Manuel Bujold

Materiology – Katherine Melançon

To April 5


FOFA Gallery (Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts) – 1515 Ste-Catherine W.

Orderly Objects / Unbuilt Spaces – Chloé Desjardins + Simone Rochon

Spectrales – Alice Jarry

La clinique alchimique – Véronique La Perrière M.

To April 10


Galerie 203 – 203 Notre-Dame W.

Naked Silver – Alain Dahan

To April 10


Galerie Lilian Rodriguez – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #405)

Denser Than Night – Laura Findlay

Hybrides – José Luis Torres

To April 11


Visual Voice Art Gallery – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #421)

Bee Works – Sarah Hatton

To April 11


La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse – 4296 St-Laurent

Love Me, Love My Doll – Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

To April 11


Galerie Nicolas Robert – 10 King

Through the Scapes of Your Memory – Andréanne Godin

To April 11


Galerie de l’UQAM – 1400 Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120

The Political Nightfall – Aude Moreau

To April 11


Galerie Laroche/Joncas – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #410)

Glacial – Leslie Reid

To April 11


Galerie Donald Browne – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #528)

Near You No Cold: Part 1 – Raymonde April

To April 11


Les Territoires – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #527)

La Théorie du Complot – Mathieu Lambert

To April 11


Articule – 262 Fairmount W.

Cuts Make the Country Better – Edith Brunette + François Lemieux

To April 12


Centre de design de l’UQAM – 1440 Sanguinet

24 hours in the life of a Swiss cuckoo clock

To April 12


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Love in Fine Fashion

To April 12


Galerie Hugues Charbonneau – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #308)

Instantés, peut-être – Alain Paiement

To April 18


Centre CLARK – 5455 de Gaspé, #114

Near You No Cold: Part 2 – Raymonde April

Walk With Me – Libby Hague

Enter Me Tonight – Li Alin – Book Launch March 26, 5 p.m.

To April 18 – Artist Talk April 18, 3 p.m.


Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran – 1892 Payette

La ligne bleu – Aude Moreau

To April 18


SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg  #507)

Talk Show – El Instituto

To April 18


ARTVstudio – 1600 St-Urbain

Montréal Créative

To April 18


Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery – 1400 de Maisonneuve W., Ground Floor

World of Matter: Exposing Resource Ecologies

To April 18


Dazibao – 5455 de Gaspé,  #109

Almost Six Pieces – Reynold Reynolds (Gallery Space) – Screening of ‘The Lost’ April 8, 7 p.m.

Chantal du Pont (Screening Room)

To April 18


Musée du costume et du textile du Québec (MCTQ) – 363 de la Commune E.

Chic & Choc

To April 18


Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

Poupée – Zoé Duchesne

To April 19


Maison de la culture Frontenac – 2550 Ontario E.

Zones! – Group Show

To April 19


Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

Moving Still / Still Moving – Group Show

Fracture – Jannick Deslauriers

Cry Babies – Jonathan Hobin

To April 25


Occurrence – 5455 de Gaspé, #108

Le présage – Josée Pedneault

Alarm Songs: Leisure Machine – Dominique Sirois

To April 25


Atelier Circulaire – 5445 de Gaspé, #105

Appearances – Wieslaw Haladaj

To April 25 – Finissage with Artist Talk April 25, 4 p.m.


Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (PFOAC) – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #216)

A Few Good Words That Still Work, And the Tide – Dil Hildebrand

Endless Paper – Nelson Henricks

To April 25


Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal – 465 Mont Royal E.

Mal Floral – Sébastien Pesot

To April 26


Maison de la culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – 3755 Botrel

La résistance – Jinny Yu

Sublimer le tranquille – André Dubois

To April 26


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Multi noirs, 1997–2014 – Francine Savard

Goguen, Molinari, Drawings 1954–1959

To April 26


Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History – 350 Place Royale

The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

To April 26


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Rooms You May Have Missed – Bijoy Jain + Umberto Riva

To April 29


Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles – 5800 St-Denis, #501

Correspondance 2 – Group Show

To April 30


Beaux-Arts des Amériques – 3944 St-Denis

Présences – Karen Thomson

To May 2


CIRCA art actuel – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #444)

Angles de dérive – Amélie Proulx

In the Pit of Idolatry – Gabriel Morest

To May 2


TOHU – 2345 Jarry

Kiribati en péril – Matthieu Rytz

To May 3


Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

PRISM – David Spriggs

To May 9


Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville – 10300 Lajeunesse

Câliboire – Simon Beaudry

To May 9


Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) – 185 Ste-Catherine W.

Sophie Calle: For the Last and First Time

Simon Starling: Metamorphology

To May 10


Espace VERRE – 1200 Mill

Semina Percurrenta: From Both Sides of the Border – Jean-Simon Trottier + Montserrat Duran Muntades

To May 15


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Industrial Architecture: Ábalos & Herreros selected by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

To May 17


Galerie Lounge TD – 307 Ste-Catherine W., Second Floor

La vie est déjà ailleurs – Pierre Gauvreau + Janine Carreau

To May 24


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Mégantic in Pictures – Benoit Aquin

To May 24, 2015


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism – Benjamin-Constant in His Time

To May 31


Galerie Thomas Henry Ross – 5445 de Gaspé, #423

Capitalism in the 21st Century

To June 19


1700 La Poste – 1700 Notre-Dame W.

Vladimir Velickovic

to June 21


Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) – 185 Ste-Catherine W.

New Discoveries and Other Obsessions

To Sept. 27