The art of Nuit Blanche

Every year, there’s so much happening during Nuit Blanche that it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Here’s your guide to avoiding lineups and making the most out of what’s on offer.

On the walls: the week in art

Geneviéve Castrée, Andréanne Godin’s mining drawings, T for Typographie workshop, Samuel Garrigó Meza takes on boxing, Parker Branch, performance art by Jaclyn Meloche, paintings by Scott Everingham, Chromatic 2013 call for submissions.

Meet the artists, ABC:MTL

Cult MTL talks to Dominic Boulerice and Kesso Saulnier about their ABC:MTL projects at the CCA, highlighting unseen features of Montreal life.

Thursday, Feb. 7

* Read the Rant Line™!
* ABC:MTL hosts public discussion on architecture and urban development
* Concordia Greenhouse’s City Farm School kicks off
* Structure Apparente by Montreal artist Luce Meunier
* Carrier Pigeon opens at Eastern Bloc
* Fashion Week’s Exhibit24 show feat. Jennifer Glasgow, Rachel F. and Mélissa Bolduc
* Local Heavy MTL hopefuls duke it out for a spot at the fest
* A virtual cornucopia of DJs on deck all around town
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On the walls: the week in art

Holy! There’s a slew of new shows opening this week, ranging from high-brow to lo-fi, punk gallery to the MAC. Click through to fill your social calendar.

Thursday, Jan. 31

* Cult MTL‘s February print issue launch party at the CCA!
* Read the Rant Line™!
* Marie-Josée St-Pierre retrospective
* Docville screens Photographic Memory
* Inside Lara Roxx at Cinema Politica
* DeAnne Smith at the Comedy Nest
* Poutine Week MTL kicks off at Globe
* The NOAH shows Gilles Carle’s Red
* Rock Against Racism at Katacombes

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On the Walls: the week in art

What’s up in arts this week: new shows by Jason Botkin, Michel Von Darck and Fresca Luna, as well as a group show at Galerie SAS and the third phase of the CCA’s ongoing ABC:MTL exhibit.

Thursday, Jan. 24

* Radical Reading Fair at Concordia
* ABC:MTL’s Heritage Montreal at CCA
* Babette Mangolte’s solo show at VOX
* PARA Site at Studio XX for Wired Women
* Double vernissage at Centre Clark
* Ellen Allien and Miss Kittin at Igloofest
* Godspell christens Beautiful City Theatre
* The NOAH screens The Cremator
* New Voivod LP listening party at Café Chaos
* Hush with DJ Ledisko at Blizzarts

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Saturday, Jan. 19

* The Backroom record store
* Open access to Articule
* ABC:MTL @ CCA
* Allegory, Folktales & Poetics of Soviet Cinema in the Work of Sergei Parajanov
* Vernissage for VInnie Smith’s Behind God’s Ear
* Final night for Ignorance marionette show @ Espace Libre
* Norton Records benefit show w/ Bloodshot Bill & the Hand-Cuffs, Jittery Jack and le Chelsea Beat

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Cult classics: on the walls in 2012

Cult‘s coverage of some of the most fascinating artists and shows of 2012: Dominique Pétrin, Jonathan Bergeron, Max Wyse and Winnie Truong, ABC:MTL at the CCA and galleries galore from the annual Under Pressure street art fest.