Art in Montréal from February 21 to 27, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Visit major art museum exhibitions and discover incredible local and emerging artists at small galleries in Montréal this week.

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Major exhibitions

At the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, see Painting Nature with a Mirror, a portrait of 1980s painting in Canada, Points of Light, 40 years of moving image art, and Arthur Jafa's cinematic montage Love is the Message, the Message is Death. The Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain features music-oriented installations and video by British artist Phil Collins, and Eva & Franco Mattes’s Internet-focused video and sculptural works – on February 26, see Collins's film Ceremony at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Arsenal Contemporary Art hosts Imagine Van Gogh, an immersive experience of the artist's paintings.

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Must-see gallery exhibitions

Galerie de l’UQAM presents climate-change focused These Rooms of Earth and Stones by Michel Boulanger and Katja Davar and Heidi Barkun's in vitro fertilization exhibition Let's Get You Pregnant! The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery presents multi-artist exhibition In the No Longer Not Yet, operating on the premise that the apocalypse is not to come but ongoing. See film art exhibition Quand nous sommes / When we are, inspired by the third cinema of Patricio Guzman, at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. Galerie D’Este presents reflective duo exhibition Pause Papier : Les mondes de Karine Demers et Megan Herwig. At La Guilde see Nunavut artist Jessie Oonark's Artworks - Still Very Much Alive and Love-Struck Souls by jeweller Aurelie Guillaume. The Museum of Jewish Montreal presents large-scale photography exhibition Snapshots from the Garden of Eden by Canadian contemporary artist Dina Goldstein, opening on February 20. Stop by Mile-Ex gallery and cultural space Never Apart for new painting, photography and installation art as part of its winter exhibitions. And there's more art to discover while gallery hopping and antiquing in the city.

Things to do in Montréal from February 21 to 27, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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