FIFA Kicks Off its Festivities Today with a Promising Program
The International Festival of Films on Art is returning to Montreal for its 33rd edition and promises to inspire all art lovers, with a fine selection of 270 films from all parts of the globe. Every imaginable art form is represented: opera, photography, architecture, theatre, design, music, literature, fashion and much more.
Art Matters Exhibition Documents Travel Experiences Through Photography, Video and Writing
Travel and memory are simultaneously both personal and universal experiences. Impermanent Vacations runs this week at Studio XX as part of Concordia’s Art Matters festival. Curator Nina Patterson’s inspiration for the show came from her own travel experiences and the photographs she took during.
Canada’s Earliest Film Restored and Presented at Concordia
In The Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film that lingers between the genres of documentary and fiction. Written and directed by American photographer Edward S. Curtis, the motion picture showcases the Kwakwaka’wakw culture while focusing on a fictional plot. Recognized as the earliest surviving motion picture made in Canada, it was selected in 1999 for preservation at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress due to its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance in cinema.
Renovated CJLO Studio The Oven to Reopen in April
Many aspiring musicians seek to record their music at an affordable price. Concordia students and local artists now have the chance to seize this opportunity with CJLO’s studio The Oven, located on Concordia’s campus. The studio has undergone renovations in acoustic treatment and gear upgrades for a scheduled reopening in early April.
SKOL Workshop Teaches the History and Art of Sign Language
UPop Montreal and SPiLL.PROpagation are offering four workshops at the Centre des arts actuels (SKOL) that explore literary creations in sign languages. This opportunity offers a chance for individuals to discover this arcane form of literature. Proficiency in sign languages is needed for the creative workshops, but the analytical ones are open to those who want to learn about literature in sign languages, its history and its art scene.
Slum-based Punk Band Orkestar Kriminal Launches its Debut Album Tummel at Divan Orange next Friday on March 27th
For those unfamiliar with this Montreal-based band, Orkestar Kriminal is a group of eight diverse musicians who label themselves as “a band of punks.”
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Mixes Media to Explore History, Language and Power
If a single word could define the complex work of conceptual artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, intermediality comes to mind.
A Group of Women are Taking on the Male-Dominated Skateboard Culture in North America
A little over two years ago, Rezko, a human relations student at Concordia, helped found Get Born, a non-profit online magazine dedicated to supporting the skateboarding culture in Montreal and Chicago. She persuaded co-founders Christerson and Liv Seidel—a green-hair-don’t-care idol—to make their mark documenting a lifestyle dominated by men.
Themes of perception, sight and voyeurism have been at the centre of Sophie Calle’s work ever since her 1979 photographic series Suite Venetienne, where she disguised herself to follow a man and document his walks around the city of Venice. Much like a detective, she can establish an intimacy with her subjects through close, attentive observation.
Moving Exhibition Comes to Concordia Exposing the Social Struggles and Movements of the Province
For two weeks, the atrium of Concordia’s downtown library will be home to “Quebec on the Move,” an exhibit exploring various social movements in relation to Quebec’s English-speaking communities from 1960 to today.