[April 22,2020] The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal wants to do its part: it has announced that it will devote its entire 2020 acquisition budget, $300,000, to Quebec art. Even better: it wants to double that amount. To reach this goal, the Fondation du MAC is inviting the museum’s major partners, collectors, and the public […]
[Winter 2020] Par Laurie Milner [Excerpt] Is it the greyness of the April afternoon that makes the Rene Blouin Gallery seem so luminous as I enter Geneviève Cadieux’s exhibition Ghost Ranch?1 I had heard the buzz among artists and colleagues that this was a show to be seen – a virtuoso production by an august […]
May 13, 2019 [originally published in CV100 in Spring 2015] — “The nineteenth-century dispute over the relative artistic merits of painting and photography seems misguided and confused today”. Does Walter Benjamin’s statement, dating from the 1930s, put a final stop to the debate over whether photography naturally belongs in museums?
[Summer 2009] by Jacques Doyon For several decades, contemporary art has been on display in the public spaces of Quebec’s urban areas, thanks to the creation of public art programs. Photography was long excluded from these programs, and even today it has limited visibility. Some initiatives have been undertaken in recent years, however, that stand […]