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Saelan Twerdy

Saelan Twerdy is a Montreal-based writer, editor and PhD candidate in Art History at McGill University. He is a contributing editor at Momus and the managing editor of RACAR, the official journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada.
Staff Previously on Strike at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal Secure New Agreement

Staff Previously on Strike at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal Secure New Agreement

Though most are working from home right now due to COVID-19, they are at last receiving their augmented back pay for 2015 to 2020 after working five years without a contract

Eva and Franco Mattes

Eva and Franco Mattes

Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, November 8, 2019, to March 15, 2020

Strike Ends Early at MAC Montreal—but Uncertainty Continues

Strike Ends Early at MAC Montreal—but Uncertainty Continues

A four-day strike, planned to coincide with a major performance-art event, ended after a tentative agreement was reached 24 hours in. Negotiations resume December 17

Curators and Registrars at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal Stage One-Day Strike

Curators and Registrars at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal Stage One-Day Strike

Artists expressed support for professional staff of the museum, who have been without a contract since 2015

Professional Staff at MAC Montreal Vote for Strike Mandate

Professional Staff at MAC Montreal Vote for Strike Mandate

Curators, registrars and others have been without a collective agreement since 2015, and they’ve voted unanimously for a 10-day strike mandate

How to Break a Painting

How to Break a Painting

Cindy Phenix condenses feminism and desire into paintings that take sexist tropes head-on

Sherry Walchuk

Sherry Walchuk

CIRCA Art Actuel, Montreal, March 16 to April 27, 2019

Living with Crisis

Living with Crisis

Art, anxiety and vulnerability in the age of late capitalism.

Montreal Report: Darkness in Summer

Montreal Report: Darkness in Summer

Summer has arrived in Montreal—and with it a carnival air—so naturally, I've fled indoors to watch hours of video art.

6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch

6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch

Montreal has a long history of DIY spaces, but a new generation places an increasing emphasis on international networking.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: The Art of the Untranslatable

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: The Art of the Untranslatable

This Montrealer’s unique brand of abstraction—on view now in Paris—responds to our excess of images by gesturing at the intimacy of private communication.

Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014: Shifting Landscapes

Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014: Shifting Landscapes

Saelan Twerdy's top three picks of 2014 highlight surges in video art, increased international notoriety and biennials that foreground strong young talent.

Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Recently, artists gathered in a Montreal gallery to make a famously bleak book "a little bit happier"—now, Jacob Wren and Saelan Twerdy chat about the edit.

Julie Favreau: Mastering the Moment
Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2013: New Views
Sherry Walchuk: For My Dad

Sherry Walchuk: For My Dad

Articule, Montreal May 3 to June 9, 2013

John Zeppetelli: Construction Ahead
Karen Kraven’s Magic Evident at Centre Clark

Karen Kraven’s Magic Evident at Centre Clark

Centre Clark, Montreal January 24 to March 2, 2013

How Luc Paradis’s First Big Show Rocked the White Cube

How Luc Paradis’s First Big Show Rocked the White Cube

Parisian Laundry, Montreal November 8 to 29, 2012

Laurent Grasso Creates Must-See Labyrinth in Montreal

Laurent Grasso Creates Must-See Labyrinth in Montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal February 7 to April 28, 2013

Jon Rafman: Mapping Google

Jon Rafman: Mapping Google

Jon Rafman’s work enjoys a deservedly high profile at this year’s Contact Festival. As Saelan Twerdy observes in this review, Rafman’s stunning, and often funny, Google Street View scenes demonstrate how the Internet is making everything public, from information to intimacy.

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