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Feast your eyes on Montréal’s awesome art galleries

This winter, give the doldrums a good kick in the pants and do yourself a favour: go visit Montréal’s art galleries. There’s nothing like some visual stimulation to get your synapses sparking, and Montréal’s art galleries deliver handily in eclecticism, innovation and excitement. Go see what’s hot, what’s now and what’s out there. Eastern Bloc Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been leading the pack in the production, promotion and dissemination of digital art in Québec by emerging and established talent. Located on a non-descript street on the peripheries of Little Italy, this daring gallery offers an unadorned, authentic art-going experience. The Darling Foundry A darling of the art scene, the Darling Foundry is a foundry-turned-gallery in an industrial zone west of Old Montréal. It continues to bring breath of fresh air to the area through innovative and experimental works by up-and-coming contemporary artists. There are two art galleries for your viewing pleasure, housed in an industrial-yet-chic building. UQAM Design Centre A few steps off Sainte-Catherine Street East, north on Sanguinet gets you to the UQAM Design Centre at the heart of the Quartier latin. Its unassuming entrance belies its actual setting—a big, industrial-like space that houses a cutting-edge gallery. It… / Read More →

Printemps Numérique as experienced by a shallow Torontonian

Montreal is one of those cities I always enjoyed growing up. It really is one of the only cities in North America with a rich history, which I find rather thrilling as a History nerd. But for all the times I traveled to the city to tour the museums, marvel at the architecture and enjoy their lower drinking age I never got around to experience the art scene. Now I would never call myself an ‘art person’, so when I was told I was traveling to the city to cover a Digital Art festival I was slightly terrified. I wasn’t even sure I’d be able to understand the art, let alone review it, but never one to reject an opportunity to visit one of favourite cities in the world I jumped at the opportunity before someone else snatched it up…

The Best in New Electronic Music & Art at EM15

Cutting-edge electronic music and digital art meet at EM15, combining the forces of the Mutek and Elektra festivals in one big 15th-anniversary celebration. Over six days, May 27 to June 1, EM15 delivers 85 dazzling outdoor and indoor performances, featuring sonic and visual innovators from around the world…

Digital Delights at Elektra 2013

Montreal is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of possibility in electronic music and art, seeking out the best in home-grown and international talent to showcase in galleries as much as in dance clubs. After over a decade of such innovation, Elektra remains one of the festivals plugged right in to the new, different and digital.

MUTEK (JUNE 1-5, 2011)

From June 1st to June 5th, Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles becomes a veritable playground for all things Mutek. A festival that explores digital creativity and electronic music.