Brooklyn/Montréal Considered by some to be “the poor man’s Paris”, Montréal is a city rich with history and diverse in culture. If you haven’t visited lately, you should (it’s a short trip due north!) but until then, enjoy that “Canada’s Cultural Capital” is coming to you! Opening across Brooklyn is the second installment of the 2 city, 16 gallery, 40 artist exhibition project “Brooklyn / Montréal”. The first installment occurred in Montréal in October, wherein the Brooklyn and Montréal galleries (eight each) were paired up for collaboratively sourced, twin exhibitions. The Montréal spaces included the renowned Museé d’art contemporain, Galerie [SAS], and the literally underground Galerie l’UQAM, a division of the University of Quebec, Montreal.
Now it is Brooklyn’s turn to play host with Williamsburg openings on Friday, January 11th at Pierogi, Front Room Gallery, and Parkers Box, whose Alun Williams is said to have been a driving force behind the project, which will host Clark Centre, an artists’ collective from the Mile End district of Montreal.
On Saturday, January 12th, attend openings in Dumbo at A.I.R. Gallery, Causey Contemporary, and Smack Mellon which will screen video from Janet Biggs’ “Somewhere Beyond Nowhere” project, filmed during an expedition deep into the Artic Circle and show an installation by artist Aude Moreau, which involves two-tons of refined white sugar.
Sunday January 13th will see openings at Bushwick’s Momenta Art and Interstate Projects with an exhibition of video works from 13 Montreal and Brooklyn artists. For detailed listings of events and venues, visit: www.brooklynmontreal.com/en