Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

Spotlight: Momus

Tanya Lukin Linklater, “He was a poet and he taught us how to react and to become this poetry,” 2016. Photo: Guy l”Heureux. Courtesy BNLMTL.

Continuing our week highlighting the work of Momus, today we bring you a selection by Senior Editor Casey Beal: “Momus contributing editor Saelan Twerdy covers a lot of ground in this thorough and theoretically rich exploration of art’s ‘morbid symptoms’ in this moment of late capitalism and decadent neoliberalism. He manages to do so without sacrificing close attention the subject at the center, the 2016 Montreal Biennial.[…..]

Spotlight: ARTS.BLACK

Artist Kosi Nnebe.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the many arts publications that we regularly read, and this week we’re devoting our attention to ARTS.BLACK. Co-editors Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne write, “It was a pleasure to publish this insightful interview with Kosi Nnebe, an emerging visual artist from Montreal. You might read this interview and be tempted to think that Stephanye Watts and Kosi[…..]

La Biennale de Montréal: Le Grand Balcon at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal

Anne Imhof. Angst III, 2016; performance. Courtesy of La Biennale de Montréal. Photo: Jonas Leihener

There is admittedly a little bit of confusion when one arrives at La Biennale de Montréal’s main venue, the Musée d’Art Contemporain (MAC), for a great part of the biennale does not in fact take place at the MAC. With eighteen satellite venues beyond walking distance and inaccurate information from its front-line stewards, trekking through extreme winter conditions in the land of the tragic 19th-century[…..]

Joan Jonas: From Away at DHC ART

Installation view, Joan Jonas: From Away, 2016, DHC/ART. Joan Jonas, They Come to us Without a Word (Wind), 2015. Multimedia Installation (site-specific adaptation). Originally commissioned for the U.S. Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Courtesy of The Kramlich Collection, San Francisco. © DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay.

As psycho-historian, I try to diagnose the schizophrenia of Western civilization from its images, in an autobiographical reflex. (Joan Jonas, The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things) Joan Jonas’ retrospective exhibition From Away occupies two buildings at DHC/ART in Montreal. Arriving at the basement’s miniature cinema felt like entering a cauldron of the Jonasian universe, and moving up and down in the tightly vertical first building[…..]