"I don't see art as benefitting from festivals," says new Biennale de Montréal curator Philippe Pirotte. The results, he says, can be "preposterous."
Samuel Roy-Bois marked Quebec City artist-run centre Œil de Poisson’s 30th anniversary by creating an artsy pyramid scheme. Isa Tousignant reports.
David Altmejd discusses the inspiration behind "Flux," his upcoming solo show at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and his plans for the future.
Isa Tousignant reports from the opening of BGL's installation at the Canada Pavilion, where the collective's project has been gathering crowds all day.
Ahead of their debut at the Venice Biennale, Quebec City art pranksters BGL lead Isa Tousignant on a tour through their kitsch-fuelled practice.
Angelica Mesiti's moving portrayal of four musicians far from home touched the heart this summer at MACM, Isa Tousignant writes.
Montreal critic and Canadian Art contributing editor Isa Tousignant saw many shows this year, but the ones that rose to the surface were also the ones that pulled her down to the depths—be they suburban basements, contested histories or poetic darknesses.
The Biennale de Montréal kicks off this week with a big international exhibition on the theme of chance. In this article from our spring issue, Isa Tousignant talks with biennale curators Claude Gosselin and David Liss about their curatorial gamble.
Marcel Dzama, known primarily for eerie, comic-like drawings, has branched out into a whole new 3-D scale in recent years. Now, critic Isa Tousignant chats with Dzama about the fresh directions seen in his current Montreal museum show.
The French-Moroccan Montrealer 2Fik is a gender-bending activist and self-taught photographer who considers his debut exhibition, held at Galerie [sas], to be his coming-out as a visual artist.
On one occasion when I was a teenager, I found myself at what was then known as the Musée du Québec for an opening of my dad’s. I walked into a room, went straight to a painting that had until recently hung in my bedroom and stroked it.
Montrealer Jean-Paul Jérôme was a reclusive, solitary artist, often overshadowed on the scene by his brasher, younger counterparts. But as a recent exhibition showed, his mastery of shape and colour deserves renewed recognition.
According to Montreal writer Isa Tousignant, the Quebec Triennial serves up a delicious, well-arranged show of world-class art pieces—all from La Belle Province. Don’t believe her? She’s already been five times, and can’t wait for the sixth.
The Winnipeg-born Montreal artist Dil Hildebrand is already big for his britches.
The art of Neo Rauch makes you feel at one with your inner spaniel. It makes you tilt your head, cock your ear and think, “I hear what you’re saying, but I am at once dumbfounded and elated by the incomprehensibility of your words.”