This week, the doctor wants you to focus, and her suggestion is the exciting Brooklyn/Montreal art exchange to cure your ills.

Involving eight of Brooklyn’s leading art venues and 40 artists from the two cities, Brooklyn/Montreal is the second part of a two-city art exchange that is the first artistic encounter in more than a decade between Montreal and New York.

Generating huge media attention in both local and national press and television, the first round of events happened in Montreal last October. Not to be outdone, Brooklyn will host a four-day marathon of exhibition openings and events from January 10–13.

And remember, this is all on the doctor’s orders.

Opening Schedule

Festivities will kick off with an inaugural event not in Brooklyn, but in Manhattan – alerting the art-going dwellers of that island to the important events about to explode just across the river.

  • Thursday, January 10 — Opening Event — The legendary Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, East Village, Manhattan) will host a screening and reception, showcasing Videozones — two compilations of short films by fourteen video artists from Brooklyn and Montreal, selected respectively by noted curators Boshko Boskovic and Louise Déry
  • Friday, January 11 — Williamsburg — Three opening events at Front RoomParker’s Box, and Pierogi, as well as a noteworthy event earlier in the day at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, featuring special guest appearances
  • Saturday, January 12 — Dumbo — A round-table discussion at the historic A.I.R. Gallery, followed by opening receptions there, Causey Contemporary, and at Smack Mellon
  • Sunday, January 13 — Bushwick — Openings at Interstate Projects and Momenta Art

… and you can be sure that before and after parties at suitably unexpected venues will pepper the proceedings throughout the weekend!

Works by Julie Favreau & Patrick Martinez at Centre Clark during Montreal/Brooklyn last October. (photo by Hrag Vartanian for Hyperallergic)

A.I.R. Gallery

When: January 11–February 3
Where: A.I.R. Gallery (111 Front Street, #228, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

Featuring the work of Barbara Siegel, Kathleen Schneider, Bang Geul Han, Aimée Burg, Julie Côté, Véronique Ducharme, Minna Pöllänen, and Catherine Tremblay.

Causey Contemporary

When: January 11–February 4
Where: Causey Contemporary (111 Front Street, #228, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

Featuring artists Melissa Murray and Patrick Bérubé.

Front Room

When: January 11–February 2
Where: Front Room (147 Roebling Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Territorial Re-Marks, featuring Emily Roz, Patricia Smith, Michelle Lacombe, and Jérôme Havre.

Interstate Projects

When: January 13–February 3
Where: Interstate Projects (66 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Brooklyn / Montreal. Videozones, curated by Boshko Boskovic et La Fabrique d’expositions, and featuring 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

When: January 11–February 17
Where: Momenta Art (56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Featuring artists Chelsea Knight, Mark Tribe, Sylvie Cotton, and Sébastien Cliche.

Parker’s Box

When: January 11–February 17
Where: Parker’s Box (193 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Featuring two pairs of artists: Patrick Martinez / Julie Favreau and Steven Brower / Mathieu Beauséjour.


When: January 11–February 10
Where: Pierogi (177 North 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Featuring artists William Lamson and Isabelle Hayeur.

Smack Mellon

When: January 12–February 24
Where: Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

Featuring Janet Biggs’s “Arctic Money Shot” and Aude Moreau’s “Sugar Carpet.”

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