Fringe Arts

A Portrait of the Country as a Young Nation

Artist Aquil Virani sets out to paint ‘Canada’s Self Portrait’

Not long ago, artist Aquil Virani was deemed “The People’s Artist” by McGill University’s Leacocks Magazine. Although it is quite a grandiose title, it is no doubt earned as Virani has worked ceaselessly to bring art to the people through his many collaborative pieces, leading him to his current project, “Canada’s Self Portrait.”

  • The Illusion of Life

    Reality and truth are questioned in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest film

    After a 23-year hiatus, Alejandro Jodorowsky has made a comeback to film with Dance of Reality, a surrealist masterpiece acting as a poignant personal and spiritual memoir with a subtle touch of political satire.

  • Let’s Parler Religion

    Concordia group brings the only bilingual theatre group to the Montreal Fringe Festival.

    This year’s Montreal Fringe Festival is in full swing and is, as always, full of new and exciting plays from all over the world. Joining them this year is EMUNAH, a theatre piece created collectively by H-Dubbs Productions, an all Concordia theatre group.

  • Finding Inspiration with Chad VanGaalen

    Calgary Artist’s “Country Record” May Be His Best Yet

    Chad’s home studio in Calgary is his playground and his laboratory, and the kind of creative space he always dreamed his kids would have.

  • An Issue of Creativity

    Concordia’s Soliloquies Releases 18th Annual Edition

    As a student-run publication, Concordia journal Soliloquies provides undergraduates with publishing, editing and design experience invaluable for a career in the business.

  • Bringing the Underground to Light

    Grimposium Conference Brings Extreme Metal to Concordia

    Concordia is about to get a heavy dosage of “trve kvlt” arts through both an artistic and academic look at the extreme metal scene.

  • The Art of Feeling

    Concordia Fibres Student Association Brings Multisensory Art Via the FEELS Exhibition

    In our culture, art is to be looked at, not touched. Traditional curation is careful to enforce this.

  • Exploring the Expression of Poetry

    The Mile End Poets’ Festival might give off the image of lines being read through thick rimmed glasses to an audience appreciative of snaps, but don’t let the name fool you.

  • Print Out Sustainability

    The Groucho Fractal Show Brings Environmental and Social Issues to Concordia Through Interactive Art

    The Groucho Fractal performance and workshops are nearly impossible to define. An adequate start might be to define them as an “interactive performance art piece,” but even that doesn’t come close to covering it.

  • Spreading the Party Gospel

    Andrew W.K. on Partying Hard in Canada

    Andrew W.K. is a man who wears many hats: eccentric musician, producer, motivational speaker, former television show host and U.S. cultural ambassador to Bahrain (well, sort of).

  • Instrumental Emotions

    New Exhibit ‘Swarming Emotional Pianos’ Fuses Emotions, Music and Robots

    Of all the ways an artist can express emotion, cold and calculating robots might not seem like an obvious first choice—but robots playing music, stimulated by pure human biofeedback, is a different story.