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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 21, No. 1 September 2015

Visual Arts

by Normand Babin / September 1, 2015

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This fall, photography will take centre stage. The season begins with Montreal’s Mois de la photo. From September 10 to October 11, art lovers can explore works by 29 local and international artists in 15 various locations. The biennial will hold a discussion on the future of art photography entitled “Post-Photographic Condition.” www.moisdelaphoto.com

Major Institutions

With the influence of John Zeppetelli, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s new director, his traces are evident in the quality of the latest exhibits. Starting October 17, the Musée will present Patrick Bernatchez’s retrospective. Music lovers will enjoy this exhibit, for the multidisciplinary artist not only works well with design and video but also makes music, often including musical instruments in his installations. www.macm.org/en

Beginning September 27, the McCord Museum will certainly delight Montrealers with Montreal Through the Eyes of Vittorio. The exhibit presents posters and drawings by the well-known illustrator. www.mccord-museum.qc.ca

In addition, with the help of four international partners, the DHC-ART Foundation presents Imagine Brazil from November 7, an exhibit displaying new and avant-garde Brazilian art. www.dhc-art.org

Across Quebec

The newly renovated and expanded Musée d’art de Joliette presents a retrospective of Geneviève Cadieux’s works from October 2. This major photographer’s exhibit initially opened in Halifax, and encapsulated her 27 years of work. www.museejoliette.org

Prior to opening the new Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde, Quebec City’s Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec gives you an opportunity to see the donor’s personal collection beginning October 29. You’ll see works by major painters such as Riopelle, Borduas, Lemieux, and Fortin. The Musée is doing everything it can to convince us it chose the hall’s new name wisely. www.mnbaq.org

Commercial Art Galleries

See a solo exhibit by Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, another major photographer, at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain until October 17. His large-scale photography continues to touch us. www.pfoac.com

As of October 14, Galerie Simon Blais features Louis-Philippe Côté’s new production. The painter entitled this exhibit Hippie-psyop; his popularity continues to rise among art collectors. www.galeriesimonblais.com

In Toronto

The Feature Art Fair, the most important art gallery event presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC), will not take place in Montreal; it will instead take place in Toronto from October 22 to 25. This art fair gathers the best Canadian art galleries and artists. The Feature Art Fair’s second edition should be another hit among critics and art collectors. www.featureartfair.com

Following the fair, the long-awaited exhibit by English impressionist artist John Turner will open. The collection, which comes from Tate Britain, is a must-see. From October 31. www.ago.net

Translation: Dwain Richardson

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