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Julie Favreau: Navigating personal space

Although she was born and raised in a small suburb outside of Quebec City, curators, critics, and fans cannot help but proudly introduce Julie Favreau as “one of Montreal’s very own.” Since graduating from Concordia in 2012, the 35-year-old artist has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Pierre Ayot Prize. Even… Keep Reading

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Sketching on pins and needles

Walking into The Whole and its Parts (in French, Le Tout et la Partie) is entering Michèle Lemieux’s grayscale dream world of sketches and animations. Earlier this year, her film, Here and The Great Elsewhere (2012), was shown at the Canadian Culture Centre in Paris. Her exhibit, now at the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) Centre de Design, allows… Keep Reading

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Marketing overshadows innovation at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) came to a close last night, relieving its captive audience of Snapchat users from the endless onslaught of coverage. NYFW features mostly American designers and is considered one of the Big 4 Fashion Weeks—the others being held in London, Paris, and Milan.  Though there was much buzz about the week-long… Keep Reading

It's meandyou
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Instagram, politics, and the fashion of feminism

Contemporary artists have long been at the forefront of social and aesthetic change. Art, fashion, music, film, dance, and intersections across all genres have become even more of a melting pot of influence through the ease of connection over social media. The new wave of socio-cultural activism that spans art, fashion, and music is greatly… Keep Reading

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Art Matters 2016 showcased student art throughout Montreal

The Art Matters festival has been running every year since 2000, and continues to offer art exhibits in various mediums to showcase the diversity of Montreal’s art community. The festival is completely undergraduate-student run and put on by Concordia University throughout the month of March. Displayed at different locations throughout the city, Art Matters 2016… Keep Reading

Temple
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Video Games in Education: Turning GPA into EXP

In an era where social media sites are dominated by the likes of Farmville, bars and pubs increasingly entice patrons with the prospect of some drunken Dance Dance Revolution, and even the elderly have been swept by the rush of Candy Crush, video games have successfully expanded beyond their niche origins and have permeated society… Keep Reading

Duo Nouveau MUPPS
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The McGill University Photography Students’ Society’s Retrospective in retrospect

The McGill University Photography Students’ Society (MUPSS) celebrated their first annual exhibit last Wednesday entitled Retrospective. Featuring the work of McGill students in both film and digital prints, Retrospective was well-attended and met with high praise from both the McGill community and the general public. The exhibit itself was low-key—the majority of photos did not… Keep Reading

Archie's pal Jughead
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Pop Rhetoric: Jughead’s coming out marks the new era of Archie 2.0

After 75 years, the Archie universe is undergoing a much-needed update. In July of last year, for the first time in the comic’s history, Archie, along with its multiple spin-off series centered around specific characters, was relaunched with an aesthetic that reflected a modernized Riverdale universe with ‘edgier’ characters and storylines. Archie and his friends… Keep Reading

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Mixing Mediums: Ragnar Kjartansson plays with collaboration at the Musee d’art contemporain

In every live performance—be it theatrical, musical, or artistic—there is a sense of immediacy and visceral presence in the interaction between artist and audience. Video can never quite recreate that experience, but, as with Ragnar Kjartansson’s exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, it can capture an equally powerful act. Kjartansson’s three works stretch the… Keep Reading

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Design in the university context: The ethical implications of McGill’s iconography

The world is saturated with imagery that dictates ideologies. Brand loyalty cultivated by familiar icons affects cultural, political, and individual identity.  “There’s a reason that Coca Cola has barely changed its logo in 120 years,” Christopher Moore, professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University said. “It gives a sense of establishment, and establishment… Keep Reading

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