Mai 30, 2019 [originally published in Spring 2015] — The complete content of CV100 is now available online including porfolios of Adad Hannah & Denys Arcand, Chuck Samuels, Althea Thauberger, essays about BNLMTL 2014, Photo Season at the MNBAQ and Michael Snow, an interview with Clément Chéroux as well as several recent exhibition and publication reviews.
March 16, 2020 [originally published in Spring 2016] — The complete content of CV103 is now available online including porfolios of Yoanis Menge, Outsiders and Marisa Portolese, essays about The Edge of the Earth, Robert Bean and Carl Trahan, an interview with Ami Barak as well as several recent exhibition and publication reviews.
Over the years, many photographers have explored Montreal and its neighbourhoods. Their images have captured portraits of residents, the colour and composition of the streets and commercial arteries, and the mixture of cultures that contribute to the quality and diversity of a city, as well as the commitment of residents who create the fabric of communities and sometimes generate resistance to changes that create upheavals in their living environment.
[Winter 2017] It is particularly interesting to present the series of images that Robert Walker has made on the subject of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood – where he was born and currently lives – in light of the festivities for Montreal’s 375th anniversary. The focus of these celebrations – optimistic and perhaps a bit facile – […]
[Winter 2017] Over the years, many photographers have explored Montreal and its neighbourhoods. Their images have captured portraits of residents, the colour and composition of the streets and commercial arteries, and the mixture of cultures that contribute to the quality and diversity of a city, as well as the commitment of residents who create the […]
[Winter 2017] par Pierre Dessureault [Excerpt] Gabor Szilasi Clara Gutsche and David Miller Groupe D’Action Photographique Patrick Dionne and Miki Gingras Over the years, Montreal has been the subject of a number of major documentary projects. We might think of Gabor Szilasi’s prolific production – in particular, as he recorded development in the city, his […]
The essay reprinted here was written for an exhibition curated by Zoë Tousignant and presented at Artexte from September 8 to November 5, 2016. The exhibition was developed as part of Tousignant’s long-term research project, which examines histories and relationships between photography and the printed document in Canada. All of the documents presented in the […]
[Winter 2017] by James D. Campbell [Excerpt] Jessica Eaton, a fast-rising star in the photographic world, has for some time now explored the notion of “colour is a verb” with rare verve, intensity, and thematic abandon. In her recent dovetailing series of works shown at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal as part of an exhibition […]
[Winter 2017] by Guy Sioui Durand [Excerpt] Two forms of orality opened and then closed the exhibition Ensemble at VU in Quebec City in October 2016. At the opening, an Indigenous talking circle, led by Nadia Myre, was performed in the large gallery called Espace américain. At the end of the exhibition was a roundtable […]
[Winter 2017] Artworks created as part of the find-raising campaign (2015-2016) Ciel variable presents the artworks created and acquired during its second fund-raising campaign, conducted in 2015–16. In the same spirit as Sitegeist, the 2012–13 campaign, Artgeist proposed that collectors support the magazine by acquiring an original work created specifically for them. This project also […]
[Winter 2017] Climate Change in Photography and Video Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto September 14 to December 4, 2016 by Leo Hsu [Excerpt] The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video grapples with our changing understanding of the connection between human activity and the destiny of this planet. The title does not begin […]
At first glance, the works presented here might seem to be simply about work on a motif. A more attentive look, however, shows that what is indicated here, in this focus on trees, or icebergs, or clouds, is the shaping of natural elements by human action on a landscape that has become an environment.
Each series of images in this issue presents, in a way, work on a motif – a live view of the landscape, in the tradition of landscape painters. Capturing the infinite variations of trees, icebergs, or clouds under different conditions certainly testifies to an interest in nature, but perhaps even more in how it is […]