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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


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


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

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

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


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


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

Mail Art

Flashback: Ray Johnson’s Mail Art

“Ray Johnson are the funniest artist currently working in America.”  This sentence is not written in error, nor was it originally when first scrawled in black marker across a page of addresses and cryptic notes. Ray Johnson is the founder of the New York Correspondance School, which included over 100 artists involved in the ’50s-’60s… Keep Reading


Comic books 101: How to start reading (and loving) comic books

As comic-cons become more popular and geek culture merges with pop culture, comic books are attracting more and more attention. With movie franchises and television series, characters previously restricted to ink and paper are attracting new fans through digital media. However, comics remain intimidating to newcomers, since most characters have multiple series, and every series… Keep Reading

Recovery of Antiquity

The Recovery of Antiquity

In line with the upcoming major exhibition Pompeii, the Musée des Beaux-Arts (MBAM) offers art and history lovers The Recovery of Antiquity. This discovery exhibition is situated in a secluded area on the lower level of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, and is composed of a selection of paintings and drawings from the museum’s collection. Albeit… Keep Reading

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