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News / March 25, 2014

Gallery Hop Montreal


Join us on June 14, 2014, for our first-ever Gallery Hop Montreal, presented in partnership with RBC.

Just like our Gallery Hops in Vancouver and Toronto, the day in Montreal will feature a vibrant program of free art talks, as well as a magazine launch—in this case, for Canadian Art‘s hot-off-the-presses Summer 2014 issue. Here is a general schedule for the day; for more details, visit


Hop Celebration and RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists Announcement
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Parisian Laundry, 3550 St-Antoine St. W.

The day will begin with a brunch celebrating the first-ever Gallery Hop Montreal and the announcement of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists. Gallery Hop participants are encouraged to join RBC curator Robin Anthony and Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes before setting out on Hop day. Exhibitions on view at Parisian Laundry include “Sleepwalking Daydreams” by Rick Leong and “Deflective Skepticism & Critical Plinking” by MAW. To attend this free event, please RSVP to by June 6.


Gallery Tours and Talks
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Various locations

Tours of exhibitions in Griffintown, Old Montreal, the Belgo Building and DHC/ART will be led in French and English by writers, curators and critics including Isa Tousignant, Saelan Twerdy, Nicolas Mavrikakis, Marie-Ève Charron and Cheryl Sim. Tour guides will provide participants with an engaging experience of the exhibitions at each space visited. Tours and talks are all free. A full listing of tours with meeting places and times can be found at


Panel Conversation – Dissections: Jake and Dinos Chapman
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
DHC/ART Foundation, 465 St-Jean St.

Dissections is an interdisciplinary panel series presented as part of DHC/ART’s program of public events designed to encourage an exchange of thoughts and impressions on contemporary art. In this particular panel, experts will speak to concepts, themes and approaches inspired by the artists and works in the DHC’s current exhibition “Come and See” by Jake and Dinos Chapman. After the presentations, the public is invited to take part in a group discussion. Panelists include Leisure (artists and curators Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley); Julie Roberge Van Der Donckt, PhD candidate in art history, Université de Montréal; Christine Tappolet, professor of philosophy, Université de Montréal; and Dr. Harvey Giesbrecht, practicing psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. This panel will take place in English and French.



Après Hop and Magazine Launch
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Après Hop: Various locations
Magazine Launch: Dazibao, 109-5455 De Gaspé Ave.

Several galleries in Mile End and Rosemont will stay open late from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Gallery Hoppers. Participants are invited to stroll among these exciting spaces at their leisure and enjoy an evening of art with friends and other art enthusiasts. At many of the spaces a free limited edition artwork by Walter Scott will be available. From 7:00 p.m. onwards, Hoppers can pick up a free copy of Canadian Art‘s Summer 2014 issue and mingle with the editors at our magazine launch at Dazibao. To attend our free launch event, please RSVP to by June 6.


For more details on speakers, panelists and participating galleries, visit


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