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Phoebe Greenberg’s DHC/ART + Michal Rovner

Montreal has a new patron of the arts: Phoebe Greenberg. And her uncommon taste for risky adventures made her create one of the best art galleries in town, showcasing the work of experimental artists from all over the world. Read more to know why Montreal is now a real avant-garde city… in many ways.

Montreal Shopping Wish list #2: Corno’s artwork

This one’s quite simple: I want a Corno painting. Actually, let me rephrase that. I’m dying for a Corno painting. Who’s the object of my wall’s desires? None other than Quebec-born painter Johanne Corno, the self-described urban expressionist whose big dreams landed her in the Big Apple more than 15 years ago. But guess what! She’s back in town for the Jazz Festival with an amazing piece you can’t afford to leave hanging!

The Fag Fringe Forecast

Montréal goes a bit nutty each June. I know the Fringe Festival has begun when I look out my living room window onto St-Laurent Boulevard and see a Drag Queen marching up the street playing the bagpipes. (FYI – she’s known as the Drag-Piper.) The Fringe Fest runs this year from June 11 – 21. It is an uncensored, low cost, liberal, performance art festival – equal parts theatre, dance, music and creative anarchy. There is a little something for everyone. As stated in this year’s program, “The Fringe is all about discovery.” But choosing from among 100 or so local, national and international companies can be a bit overwhelming. So I’ve put on my “Fag-Filter” and found the good stuff. Here are 6 recommendations for homolicious Fringe shows and events…

I [tweet] MTL ::: 11 Tweets about Montréal

Over the past few weeks I’ve been inviting my friends on Twitter (aka my “Twiends”) to tweet me their favorite things about Montréal. Here are 11 tweets about Montréal…

Tour busT ::: Come to Montréal, See the World

A reliable (if not tedious) way to see a city is to get on a bus and take a guided tour. You’ll cover tons of ground, but might end up falling asleep along the way. Tour busT, on the other hand, is everything but tedious. Check out this highly original mixture of road trip and theater in its world premiere…

ROBERT POLIDORI: BEAUTIFUL DISASTERS

What do Chernobyl and Versailles have in common? Photographer Robert Polidori gave these empty and abandoned spaces the chance to express themselves. Check out my review of his thought-provoking retrospective at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Festival TransAmériques: Body Language

When is crying a good thing? Because something incredibly beautiful just happened. Expect moving performances and unforgettable art moments at this year’s Festival TransAmériques, an event dedicated to experimental dance and theatre. Read more for my suggestions and find out why you should go.

My Biennale Is Pink

Watch my video about the Biennale de Montréal, an event that celebrates plural forms of art with exhibitions and performances all around the city. I couldn’t access this year’s installations, so I decided to go in the woods and film a little something there instead.