Art this week

A Vice photojournalism exhibit at Phi Centre, visual/performance art at Just for Laughs + more art events & complete gallery and museum listings.

Alex Coma
Work by Alex Coma at Artgang
A handful of new shows are opening in the art scene this week, along with a number of special events to keep you occupied.

'The Kiss' by Rodin at the MMFA
‘The Kiss’ by Rodin at the MMFA

Tonight, Wednesday, head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see the current exhibit of sculptures by Rodin, Metamorphoses, and take advantage of their half-price admission on Wednesday evenings with this week’s edition taking the form of a special 5à7, where popcorn and drinks will be available. 1380 Sherbrooke W., Wednesday, July 22, 5–9 p.m., $10

On Thursday, the Phi Centre hosts the Vice Annual Photo Show titled The New Photojournalism, which is co-curated by award-winning Canadian photographer Larry Towell. The exhibit is produced in conjunction with the release of Vice’s annual photo issue and features examples of work by Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Brett Gundlock, Dominic Nahr and Mauricio Palos. Here’s hoping Vice found space for some women photographers inside the actual issue. 407 St-Pierre, Thursday, July 23, 7–10 p.m.

VICE Brett Gundlock Flowers for Zapata

Work by Brett Gundlock at the Vice Photography Show

Also Thursday, the Melting Pot zone of Just for Laughs will be the scene of Sideshow, a special 5à7 hosted by and Pop Up Art featuring visual arts and performances from contortionists, mediums, mermaids and more. Check out artworks by Ma’Liciouz, Abdala Kaufman, Kikooshi, Frédérick Ouellet and many more. Esplanade of Place des Arts, Thursday, 4–9 p.m., free

On Friday, ArtGang Gallery is holding a vernissage of paintings by Montreal-based artist and photographer Alex Coma. The show is being mounted by All in Eyewear, for whom Coma has provided the photography used in their lookbooks and catalogues. Expect to see lush land and skyscapes with an element of the surreal. 6524 St-Hubert, Friday, July 24, 5–9 p.m.

Still from 'High Dwelling' by Anne
Still from ‘High Dwelling’ by Anne Bertrand at Galerie Éphémère

If you’re planning to check out the summertime beach zone near the foot of the Cartier Bridge (Pied du Courant) this weekend, make sure to stop by the mobile art truck Galerie Éphémère, which will be looping High Dwelling, a five-minute-long short film by local new media artist Anne Bertrand. 2178 Notre-Dame E., viewable during Pied du Courant hours from July 24–26

On Saturday check out a vernissage in the Village at La Galerie, showing works by El Ruso and Kikooshi. 1200 Amherst, #102, Saturday, July 25, 5–10 p.m.

Sketch of performance by Fake Injury Party at CK2
Sketch of performance by Fake Injury Party at CK2

Also Saturday, Mile Ex art space CK2 Gallery hosts Perform N˚1, the first of a new performance night series, kicking things off with presentations from visiting Toronto artists, the collective Fake Injury Party and multidisciplinary artist Laura McCoy. 6560 Esplanade, #203, Saturday, July 25, 6–9 p.m.

On Sunday, Montreal street art blog If Walls Could Talk will host two different street art walking tours, one along St-Denis and the other centred on St-Laurent. Sunday, July 26, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Check links for meeting points. PWYC.

Check out the full listings below for more openings, last calls and ongoing shows to check out this week!




July 22, 5:30 p.m.

TOHU (Espace Cascades) – 2345 Jarry

Ces objets qui (ra)content Saint-Michel – Christine Barbedet

To Sept. 27


July 23, 7–10 p.m.

Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

The Vice Annual Photo Show: The New Photojournalism

To July 31


July 23, 5:30 p.m. Research Seminar

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) – 1920 Baile

Landscapes of the Hyperreal: Ábalos & Herreros selected by SO – IL

To Sept. 13


July 24, 5–9 p.m.

ArtGang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert

Alex Coma

To July 31


July 24, 5:30–9 p.m.

Galerie Z – 5409 St-Laurent

Collectif d’été – Group Show

To Aug. 24


July 25, 5–10 p.m.

La Galerie – 1200 Amherst, #102

El Ruso + Kikooshi

To Aug. 25


Last Call:


Le repaire des 100 talents – 5867 St-Hubert

Major Tom – Group Show

To July 22


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

Écrans – Group Show

To July 25


Alt Art & Design – 3963 Ste-Catherine E.

Quartier en Art – Group Show

To July 25


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

Galerie I: Bibiane Cayouette + Marie Cayouette

Galerie II: Josée Charbonneau

To July 25


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

Beat National

To July 25


Le Sino – 2817 Ontario E.

Neuf is Enough – Group Show

To July 25


Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Graduates of l’École de joaillerie de Montréal

To July 26


Ongoing Shows:


VAV Gallery – 1395 René-Lévesque W.

#01.vav//2015 – Group Show

To July 31 – Finissage July 28


BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Girl With an Attitude – Natalia Krioutchkova

To July 31


Kafein – 1429A Bishop

Steben Alexander

To July 31


Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Natation – Group Show

To July 31


Citizen Vintage – 5330 St-Laurent

Spilt Milk – Alice Zhang

To July 31


Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Comix – Group Show

To July 31


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Études – Manon de Pauw + Sara A.Tremblay

To Aug. 2


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

The Golden Age of Jazz – Hank O’Neal

Melomania – Group Show

To Aug. 8


ArtGang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert


To Aug. 10


L’Artothèque – 5720 Saint-André

Le pouvoir du masquerade – Carolina Hernandez + Charline P. William

To Aug. 15


Montreal City Hall – 275 Notre-Dame E.

Montreal, Fur Capital

To August 15


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

A Peaceable Kingdom – Ripley Whiteside

Oil! – Andreas Rutkauskas

To Aug. 15


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette

To Aug. 16


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

From Gainsborough to Moore: 200 Years of British Drawings

To Aug. 16


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

Visitations – Matthew-Robin Nye + Jacinthe Loranger + Laura Acosta

To Aug. 21 – Finissage Aug. 20, 4–6 p.m.


Maison de la culture Frontenac – 2550 Ontario E.

Paysages-vêtements – Carole Baillargeon

La traversée / Ashu-Takusseu – Michel Depatie

To Aug. 22


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Horst: Photographer of Style

To Aug. 23


Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier – 2450 Workman

Exposition Couleurs de Femmes – Patricia David + Nora Golic

To Aug. 26


Darling Foundry – 745 Ottawa

Asylum In the Sea – Hajra Waheed

Let Us Be Us, Again and Again, and Always – Lieven De Boeck

To Aug. 27


Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

Fresh Paint / New Construction – Group Show

To Aug. 29


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

Tribal & Modern: African Art & Modern Works – Group Show

To Aug. 29


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Likcihikon Tisserand Weaver – Shane Perley-Dutcher

To Aug. 29


Montreal Insectarium – 4581 Sherbrooke E.

Bearers of Light – Mathieu Le Sourd + Étienne Paquette

To Aug. 30


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

The Uncurated Show: Havre, Kolakis & Ruby

To Aug. 30


O Patro Vys – 356 Mont-Royal E.

Hyperdoodling Soundscapes + Guitart – John Lanthier

To Aug. 31


Espace VERRE – 1200 Mill

Double Je(ux) – Barbara Renault + Laurie Simard-Breton

To Sept. 4


Galerie René Blouin – 10 King

David Altmejd

To Sept. 5


Galerie Division – 2020 William

Mythology – Wesley Martin Berg + Daniel Boccato + Bryce Zackery

To Sept. 5


Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension – 421 St-Roch

De choses et d’autres (bis) – Samuel St-Aubin

To Sept. 6


Battat Contemporary – 7245 Alexandra, #100

Thoughts on Paper – Marion Wagschal

To Sept. 12


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

Flux – David Altmejd

Jon Rafman

To Sept. 13


Maison de l’Architecture du Québec – 181 Saint-Antoine W.

Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec

To Sept. 13


Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

E-Merge – Group Show

To Sept. 13


DHC/ART – 451 & 465 St-Jean

Pièces de résistance – Yinka Shonibare MBE

To Sept. 20


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

New Discoveries and Other Obsessions

To Sept. 27


Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal – 2940 Côte-Sainte-Catherine

Le sens du quotidien – Alain Laframboise

To Sept. 27


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Yard Salsa – Michael Williams

To Sept. 27


Centre d’histoire de Montréal – 335 Place d’Youville

Scandal! Vice, Crime and Morality in Montreal, 1940-1960

To Oct. 1


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

The SAAL Process : Housing in Portugal 1974-76 – “The Right to a Place, the Right to the City”

To Oct. 4


Palais des congrès – 159 St-Antoine W.

The Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo – The Exhibition

To Oct. 12


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Rodin: Metamorphoses

To Oct. 18


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marion Wagschal, Friends, Memories, Fables – Five Decades of Painting

To Oct. 25


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


To Oct. 25


Musée de Lachine – 1 du Musée, Lachine

Lake-Like – Group Show

To Nov. 29