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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feminist Art Magazine Yiara Gets Set to Yarn-bomb the Downtown Landscape
Last Wednesday morning found the VAV gallery at Concordia’s Fine Arts building in an unusual state: balls of yarn hung in the windows, couches and comfy chairs turned one corner into a living room and the walkway leading up to the entrance of the building asked in bright chalk, “Feeling Crafty?”
While Rats Eat Pie Brings the Tragedy of War to the Dinner Table
A group of 13 individuals eat dinner with a PTSD-suffering war journalist, downing shots of liquor from the Eastern Bloc, eating pie, and discussing the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Although everyone at the table is part of a play, only one of them is an actor—in this production, to spectate is to participate. While Rats Eat Pie fully immerses its cast-audience hybrid in the fallout of what has moved from the tragic to the historical.