Things to do in town
[oops, my bad, update an hour later: The most important and significant one, is our very own Metblog Montreal author Lisa Hunter will be launching her new book on November 2, at Indigo books 7pm. If you would like to buy your own copy of The Intrepid Art Collector online click away. And by all means come on by to meet and help celebrate the publication of the book].
That are perfect for cold, gray and rainy days.
1. While the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is about the films, they have also decided to do some sort of art exhibit called OpenSource, I went to see it last week, and while it is a tad difficult to find, I was annoyed at myself for going alone, ‘cuz the video games looked interesting. It is at the Just For Laughs Museum and goes as long as the festival does. (2111 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, walk in between all the desks and to the elevators in the back, and take the one to the third floor).
2. Over at Concordia, they just opened a show called CUT, a group show with work by Raymond Gervais, Christof Migone and Jocelyn Robert. It goes until the end of November, but what I’m really looking forward to are the two musical performances that are being held in conjunction with the exhibit. Saturday November 18 at 2 pm. Violonist Malcom Goldstein doing improvisation extensions on Charles Ives “The Unanswered Question.” and then on Saturday November 25 at 2pm. Performance by the mine mine mine trio: Alexandre St-Onge, Éric
Létourneau, Magali Babin. (1400 blvd. de Maisonneuve West on the ground floor of the McConnell Library Building. Walk in and look for some art on your left).
3. Head and Hands, one of the best community organizations in the world is starting a youth Zine to help create links and support throughout communities, share art and writing, and also create a resource guide for those not always reached by conventional information dispersal. They are looking for submissions and help getting the first one printed and distributed. They have meetings every Monday at 5775 St. Jacques (corner Melrose) at 11:00 am, and/or submissions can be dropped off at Head and Hands, 5833 Sherbrooke West. And don’t foget childcare is available at all meetings!
4. Over at the Museum of Fine Arts, there is a superlative and stupendous exhibit called ‘Girodet, Romantic Rebel.’ If after you see it, you feel a hankering to get some more learning about Girodet, they are holding a conference. And while it is likelt to be extremely academic, the folk they have invited in to teach, know their stuff. Robert Rosenblum; Henry Ittleson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Sylvain Bellenger; General Curator of the exhibition Girodet, Romantic Rebel. Thomas Crow; Director, Getty Research Institute. Whitney Davis; Professor of Art History, University of California at Berkeley. Jacques de Caso; Professor Emeritus, Art History, University of California at Berkeley, and a bunch of others (Thursday, November 16 (evening) and Friday, November 17
In French and in English at the Museum).
5. Over at Articule they have a new exhibit. By Helen Cho called Pangea Ultima, and they also have just published a new book called immersive by Susie Major and Randall Anderson with an introduction by Marcus Miller. (Articule is at 262, Fairmount ouest).
6. Over at the second art gallery at Concordia – The VAV Gallery, there is an exhibit called Collapse. They tell me that it is a collection of monumental paintings, animations, and sculptures confronting the prospect of a failing society. Organized by That’s It That’s All collective, Collapse will feature collaborative and individual works by Joshua Barndt, Phillippe Chabot, Jannick Deslauriers, Adrian Dilena, and Louis-Pierre Lachapelle. The show is up until Friday.
7. Over at the other University in town that hands out fine arts degrees, they have a show called ‘les Cadeaux du Crépuscule.’ They don’t give many details other than it is at 4660 Ste-Catherine est. and it is up until November 10.
8. The Montreal launch of The River of Dead Trees by Andrée A. Michaud, translated by Nathalie Stephens (Coach House Books) and Dead Man’s Float by Nicholas Maes (Esplanade Books/Véhicule Press) is taking place on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Ave.
And there you have it, my inbox is now as clean as it is ever going to be.