Fringe Arts

Baroque-Back Mountain

Montreal Artists Recreate Lavish 18th-Century Opera House Experience with Modern Twists

Like a Justin Timberlake-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart hybrid, Montreal classical musician and interdisciplinary artist Aleks Schürmer wants to bring sexy opera back.

  • Re-Remembering The Future

    Alisha B. Wormsley Brings a Mythical Perspective to the Narratives of the African Diaspora

    Artist Alisha B. Wormsley challenges the future post-industrial capitalism has set up, imagining a time-transcending science-fiction fantasy. The artist’s goal is to re-envision the history and future of African disapora, using the medium of audiovisual installations.

  • Materializing the Land of the Rising Sun

    UQAM Exhibition Focuses on Japanese Aesthetics in Industrial Design

    The essence of Japan’s heritage can be found condensed into the aesthetics and design of the country’s material culture.

  • An Underground Reading Rainbow

    Expozine 2014 Showcases the Best of Canada’s Print Culture

    The 13th edition of Expozine, taking place this weekend, is sure to satisfy the thirst of Montreal’s creative and literary minds as it brings over 300 international exhibitors together to offer up the best of print culture.

  • Get Into the Rhythm of RIDM

    A Highlight of Documentary Films to Expect at RIDM 2014

    Running from Nov. 12 to Nov. 23, this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will present 142 films from 44 nations.

  • Snapshots of the Subconscious

    Lecture at Concordia to Discuss the Surrealist Movement’s Influence on Photography

    Independent scholar Ian Walker will explore photography’s role in surrealism at the upcoming “Speaking of Photography” lecture series organized by Concordia’s department of art history.

  • Concordia’s Own Chief Squad Makes a Fine Mess Indeed

    Artists Battle at Foufounes Électriques to Cover Its Walls with Graffiti

    Last Wednesday, Foufounes Électriques was invaded by a hoard of graffiti artists that covered the walls of the venue with their canvases. Created by Fresh Paint Gallery, Beaux Dégâts is a project that aims to promote and encourage the practice of graffiti and street art. The latest edition featured a fresh-faced team of three Concordia students.

  • The Stage Becomes a Laboratory

    Concordia Students Provide Annual Dose of Theatre with Short Works Theatre Festival/SIPA

    From Nov. 6 to Nov. 9, the Cazalet Theatre at the Loyola Campus will be enveloped in a dramatic frenzy. Five student groups from Concordia’s theatre program will be putting on a weekend’s worth of shows interspersed with interactive gatherings and art installations.

  • Caribou Plays The Sentimental DJ

    Dan Snaith Finds His Voice on the Lush, Dancey Our Love LP

    Accessibility is a tough art to master. Writing music with universal appeal can come off as pandering, or just outright bland.

  • The Dark Side of Rose-Coloured Lenses

    Richard Mosse’s Visual Installation Shines a Colourful Hue over Instability in the DRC

    Casting a pink hue over a modern-day Heart of Darkness, Irish photographer Richard Mosse documents the effects of armed conflict on everyday life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, unveiling violence and instability that has largely been misunderstood and insufficiently covered by Western media.

  • Baby Face Killa Enters The Underworld

    Rapper Freddie Gibbs Shows Canada Love During Show At Cabaret Underworld

    “Y’all want to hear some Canadian shit?” yelled DJ Izzo, the opening act for Friday night’s set at Cabaret Underworld. He was met with boos from possibly unpatriotic and restless fans that had waited since as early as 8 p.m. for the American indie rapper Freddie Gibbs.