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This Weekend, Brooklyn Heads to Montreal for a Monthlong Art Festival

by Hrag Vartanian on October 18, 2012

This weekend, a slice of our New York community will be traveling to Montréal for Montréal/Brooklyn (October 19–November 17), a festival celebrating contemporary art in the two urban centers.

The festival is part of an extensive artistic exchange between the city of Montréal and the borough of Brooklyn, and it gathers 16 institutions and 40 artists in a two-city series of exhibitions.

The Montreal event will begin this weekend and continue until November 17, while Brooklyn will open up its doors for their leg of the bi-city cultural exchange — titled Montréal/Brooklyn, of course — from January 10 through February 2 of next year. The hybrid exhibitions will highlight the two energetic cities’ artistic similarities and differences.

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Participating Montréal spaces (and the artists they will be exhibiting) are:

  • Articule (Michelle Lacombe, Jérôme Havre, Emily Roz, and Patricia Smith)
  • Centre Clark (Julie Favreau/Patrick Martinez and Mathieu Beauséjour/Steven Brower)
  • Galerie [SAS] (Patrick Bérubé and Melissa Murray)
  • Galerie Division (Isabelle Hayeur and William Lamson)
  • Galerie de l’UQAM (Frédéric Lavoie, Sophie Bélair-Clément, Olivia Boudreau, Pascal Grandmaison, Michel de Broin, Jacynthe Carrier, Aude Moreau, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Rosemarie Padovano, Tatiana Istomina, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, Robert Boyd, and Marko Markovic)
  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Janet Biggs and Aude Moreau)
  • Les Territoires (Aimée Burg, Julie Côté, Véronique Ducharme, Bang-Geul Hang, Minna Pöllänen, Kathleen Schneider, Barbara Siegel, and Catherine Tremblay)
  • Optica (Sylvie Cotton, Sébastien Cliche, Chelsea Knight, and Mark Tribe)

While the Brooklyn spaces (and their associated artists) are:

  • A.I.R. Gallery (Barbara Siegel, Kathleen Schneider, Bang Geul Hang, Aimée Burg, Julie Côté, Véronique Ducharme, Minna Pöllänen, Catherine Tremblay)
  • Causey Contemporary (Melissa Murray and Patrick Bérubé)
  • Front Room (Emily Roz, Patricia Smith, Michelle Lacombe, and Jérôme Havre)
  • Interstate Projects (Celia Rowlson-Hall, Rosemarie Padovano, Tatiana Istomina, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, Robert Boyd, Marko Markovic, Frédéric Lavoie, Sophie Bélair-Clément, Olivia Boudreau, Pascal Grandmaison, Michel de Broin, Jacynthe Carrier, and Aude Moreau)
  • Momenta Art (Sylvie Cotton, Sébastien Cliche, Chelsea Knight, and Mark Tribe)
  • Parker’s Box (Julie Favreau/Patrick Martinez and Mathieu Beauséjour/Steven Brower)
  • Pierogi (Isabelle Hayeur and William Lamson)
  • Smack Mellon (Janet Biggs and Aude Moreau)

Alongside the shows in Montréal this weekend will come a series of talks and tours including a roundtable discussion of comparative perspectives on the art world. What does Brooklyn look like from across the border? Stay tuned for our coverage!

Brooklyn Montreal runs from October 19 through November 17 in Montréal, and January 10 through February 2 in Brooklyn. 

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