Interesting, engaging, creative—and they won’t cost you a penny!
Cabaret des brumes
From Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, the Festival International de Littérature (FIL) presents a night of poetry and music at the Quai des Brumes. Poet François Guerrette will be hosting the event while 20 contemporary poets read their work aloud. A team of four musicians will also be there, adding energy and rhythm to words. Discover the language and the music of poetry as these artists introduce you to their voices and their worlds.
Quai des Brumes, 4481 Saint-Denis St., Montreal. From 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
This exhibit is a blend of feminine and feminist artwork. Graffiti artist Starchild Stela and multi-disciplinary artist Zuzu Knew launched Bow Town, cute and girlish artwork embracing softness and feminism. The exhibit’s title is a reaction to the male-centred art world and is made up of artwork from a group of over 40 national and international artists, who use sweet images and soft colours, but also darker ones, to ensure the recognition that the feminine artwork deserves. In the gallery, two cute dolls holding a ribbon with a ’’Stop staring at us’’ message share space with rainbows and dogs. Glitter meets nudity and strong statements. If you’re curious about how cute can be bold, try this exhibit.
Monastiraki, 5478 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal. Exhibit ends Oct. 4.
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
The 14th edition of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal has 29 artists presenting their work in 16 different galleries and museums. Here are three exhibits you shouldn’t miss:
Artists Grégory Chatonsky and Dominique Sirois’ exhibit revolves around dreams. They created a device that generates a dream sequence from others’ dreams. To do that, they use the work of University of California researchers Adam Schneider and G. William Domhoff—a database of 20,000 dreams. Once the software creates the new dream, it searches the Internet for images corresponding to its keywords. These images form a sequence, therefore almost becoming a short story.
Centre Clark, 5455 de Gaspé Ave., Montreal. Tuesday – Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit ends Oct. 11.
After Facebook: In Loving Memory <3
The McCord museum is hosting an exhibit about Facebook. The social medium raises questions and reflections about image-sharing and its economic, social and political consequences. It also explores the subject of death. What do we do with a dead person’s social media? On Wednesday night, admission for the whole museum is free, except the Vittorio exhibit, so take some time to explore the many other exhibits available.
McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal. Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Photographer Laurent Lamarche explores the limit between scientific and artistic photography. The exhibit revolves around imagination and questions. What is really represented in his pictures? There is no true answer. His art is an intriguing mix of intense colors and light effects. Some of his pictures give an impression of microscopic photography.
Art Mûr, 5826, St. Hubert St., Montreal. Exhibit ends Oct. 31.