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WASM newsletter for March 7, 2022

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Online Events and Exhibits:

Concordia Alumni presentation - Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 1 – 2 p.m. Virtual event on Zoom.

To mark International Women’s Day, we invite you to a special panel on women in cinema. Hear filmmakers Louise Archambault, BFA 93, MFA 00, winner of the 2005 Claude Jutra Award, Carol Nguyen, BFA 20, winner of the 2020 SXSW Jury Prize for Short Documentary and Wiebke von Carolsfeld, winner of Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.


From McGill’s ROAAr library - Knitting in Code, March 9th, 12:00 PM (ET).

Codebreakers have recently infiltrated the public imagination of wartime efforts – but what about code-makers? In this lecture, historian and knitter Kristen Howard will explore the role played by knitting in wartime codes and correspondence, from providing a “cover” for women spies in WWII to the use of knitting to disguise or amplify messages. Case studies will include the French Revolution, American Revolutionary War, and the World Wars.

For registration and to learn more: McGill Alumni - Event Details


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At the Phi Centre:

Stan Douglas - The exhibition at the PHI Foundation will present the Canadian premiere of Douglas’s most recent photo series Penn Station's Half Century (2021) and Disco Angola (2012), a series of photos that will be presented in Québec for the first time.


The Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montreal turns 30. We travel back in time as our columnist Annie Deir Sarkissian takes us on a tour of the museum.


Quebec City’s Art Biennial - Manif d’art until April 24th, 2022:

Manif d’art presents the tenth edition of its flagship event, the Quebec City Biennial. The guest curator Steven Matijcio, Director at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston (Texas), will question the ties between art and it's mirages under the theme Illusions Are Real.

For the occasion, Steven Matijcio willbring together artists from around the world in order to reflect collectively on the concept of illusion through engaging practices. In order to do so, he's teaming up with Claude Bélanger, General and Artistic Director at Manif d'art, Bernard Lamarche, Curator of Contemporary Art at the MNBAQ, and Michelle Drapeau, Assistant Curator of the Biennial for a second term. The theme of Manif d'art 10 is inspired by Magic Realism, an artistic movement seeking the spontaneous manifestation of seemingly magical, supernatural or irrational elements that arise in the realm of reality. The biennial will be an opportunity to explore artistic practices making use of the trompe-l’oeil, strategies of misdirection and sleight of hand as vehicles.


Spoils of war - Artworks of Ukrainian Folk Artist Maria Prymachenko Reportedly Burned During Russian Invasion:


From ELAN:

Spring is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to start working on that grant application for your next big project. Québec Relations has everything you need to make the process as smooth as possible! Join us for our next webinar on March 30th from 2 to 3 PM, where we’ll cover the basics of what artists need to know to apply with greater confidence – our experienced grant advisor and strategist will walk you through the ins and outs of CALQ funding and highlight fundamentals to ensure your applications are as strong as possible. Plus, find out how you can access ELAN’s free service for one-on-one support with your CALQ application. Québec Relations is here for you! Spaces for this session are limited, so reserve your spot today via our registration form: .

Please note that we do ask that everyone who RSVPs try their best to attend the webinar, as this session will not be recorded. If for any reason you can’t attend, please let us know so we can make your spot available for someone else.



Canada Reads 2022 - learn all about it here:


Stray Dogs by Rawi Hage:


Why Dolly Parton and James Patterson Are the Latest Power Duo. Everything you need to know about the country singer’s new book, co-written with James Patterson. Psst, there’s an album, too! By Emilie Dingfeld



There aren't very many traditional lantern makers left in Shanghai. They're being replaced by technology creating mass-produced versions. But some people are still trying to keep the culture alive. From The World, February 15, 2022 · 4:00 PM EST - by Rebecca Kanthor.


Wayne Simpson Photography - and his book “Resilient”:

Listen to the interview on CBC’s The Current:


From CBC Ideas - 'Liminal space' photography captures the eeriness and isolation of pandemic life. Since the start of the pandemic, a very niche genre of photography has grown in popularity. Called "liminal spaces," it's largely made up of images of empty, eerie hallways, dark stairways, old arcades, and dead malls.


The Temptations are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a new album, titled 60. Tom Power spoke with founding member Otis Williams about the group's legacy, longevity, and what made their sound so impactful in the ‘60s. He shared stories behind some of the group's biggest hits, plus what happens when they don't play My Girl at their shows.

And they are still going strong with their new album:


The passing of Iwan Edwards:


Here is something fun to try:

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