Fringe Arts

Skate And Create

Art Exhibit ‘KICKFLIP’ Showcases Montreal Artists’  Work on Skateboard-Canvases

Skateboarding: a throwaway pastime of potheads and punks, or a creative craft of athletes and outcasts? Ask any skater you see on the street, hucking themselves down stair sets or waxing up ledges for the perfect slide, and you’ll ultimately hear the latter.

  • Into The Folds Of The Unknown

    Yanick Sasseville Explores Expectations and Reality Through Origami and Photography

    Yanick Sasseville’s Exil: Vérité trompeuse is a three-dimensional art exhibition displaying thousands of paper origami birds that morph out of a typewriter and fly from one side of the room to the other.

  • The Call of Autumn

    Folk-Pop Band Autumn Still Offer a Glimpse into the Consciousness of a Musician

    Autumn Still, a thriving pop-folk trio from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the product of a long-term friendship bound by a shared passion for music. Set to release their new self-titled EP on Dec. 4, the band’s latest songs evoke themes of internal dialogue, relationships and isolation.

  • Never Mind, I’ll Find Someone Like Hugh

    This week, Playwright Hero will be putting on their original production of No One Like Hugh, described as “Shakespeare’s unwritten masterpiece.”

  • Curating: It Ain’t An Easy Job

    Co-curator of BNLMTL 2014 Discusses the Trouble with Taxidermy

    The international art world has been increasingly affected by globalization, through the saturation of mobility and communication technologies. International exhibitions play a key role for prominent, rising cities in exposing the artistic activities taking place within them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.