The musts according to Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
Michel Lemieux et Victor Pilon

Artistic Co-directors Lemieux Pilon 4D Art

close PHOTO CREDIT : Jean-François Gratton


Winner of the 30th Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Metamorphoses – In Rodin’s Studio

From May 30 to October 18, 2015

This exhibition, on view till October 18, is an invitation to a true and sensitive encounter with the work of Rodin. His sculpted bodies appear in all their glory; we sense the intimacy of the artist’s studio; and the photographs, taken by Eugène Druet while the artist was still alive, are genuinemises en scène offering a completely different take on his work. An absolute must!

The installation by Denis Arcand and Adad Hannah, inspired by Rodin’s work Les Bourgeois de Calais, is particularly intriguing. This show definitely warrants a side trip to Montreal this summer!

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
The Hand of the Devil
23.3 x 34 x 21 cm
Paris, Musée Rodin
© Musée Rodin (photo Christian Baraja)

Flux by David Altmejd

From June 20 to September 13, 2015

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Mute, motionless, but still exuding masses of energy, these works by the internationally renowned Quebec artist David Altmejd feature fragments from a phantasmagorical universe in which a dream world encounters a reality that is material and corporal, in fact outright biological, to startling effect. From each work there arises a multitude of mysterious stories, whose flow we can grasp even though we don’t speak the language…

Some 30 of the artist’s works, produced over the past 15 years, are on display at the Musée d’art contemporain from June 20 to September 13.

David Altmejd, The Flux and The Puddle (detail), 2014
Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, polyurethane foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, domestic goose feathers (Anser anser domesticus), steel, coconuts, resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, felt pen, wood, coffee grounds
129 x 252 x 281 inches
Photo: James Ewing
Image courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
© David Altmejd


Nuit blanche sur tableau noir

From August 27 to August 30, 2015

We love Montreal in the summertime because, in addition to its major cultural events, the city buzzes with all sorts of neighbourhood festivities. One of our biggest favourites is certainly Nuit blanche sur tableau noir on Avenue Mont-Royal, an urban encounter between artists of all types and audiences of all ages. This is an annual event not to be missed. For this 20th edition, close to 40 artists from various disciplines will be present and, thanks to the public who will be asked to take part, they will stray from the tried and true towards a new creative experience. Visual arts, performances, poetry and emerging music shows will be in the spotlight, much to the satisfaction of everyone attending.

Mont-Royal Avenue, between Saint-Laurent and D’Iberville.

Photo: Jean-François Leblanc.

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