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WASM newsletter for September 5, 2022

Updated: Sep 5, 2022


Calling all writers! The 2023 CBC Short Story Prize is now open!

The 2023 CBC Short Story Prize is open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

Author Nada Alick, who was shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize in 2019, talks about what being part of that process helped her discover and about her published collection of short stories.



Jul 6 → Jan 15, 2023: In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE.

Address and phone: PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art

451 & 465 Saint-Jean Street, Montreal (Grand Quay of the Port of Montréal, 514 849-3742


Claude Lafortune a inventé l'Art du Papier. Pendant cinq décennies, cet artiste québécois a créé des personnages et des décors en utilisant exclusivement du papier, des ciseaux et de la colle. «Lafortune en papier» brosse un portrait émouvant de cet homme reconnu pour des émissions jeunesse valorisant la créativité et l'acceptation de l'autre. Ce film est une réflexion sur la marque qu'on laisse sur le monde, parfois malgré nous.

Lafortune en papier - À venir le dimanche 18 septembre 2022 à 12h:

More on the artist - Artist Claude Lafortune used scissors and paper to bring stories to life on TV:

--------------------------------------------------------------------Park Place Gallery is pleased to present Julian Wong’s solo show RIVER SERIES, an Artsy exclusive exhibition. Wong fuses Eastern and Western sensibilities using calligraphic color infused rhythmic harmonies of light and shadow. He constructs compositions from observation and imagination with a distinctive poetic voice. His dynamic abstractions are powerful and hypnotic. Wong’s work offers a meditative landscape where river, city, and sky converge.


Soul Curry Art for your home:

Great art advice on Ishita Banerjee’s blog:


Sabrina chats with Moshe Safdie who has chosen to donate his professional archives and Habitat 67 appartement to McGill University.

Since 2017, guided tours of Habitat 67 are offered to the public. After a break in 2020 and reduced activity in 2021, due to the pandemic, Habitat 67 guided tours are back in 2022. Explore the suspended terraces, Moshe Safdie’s restored apartment, pedestrian walkways and more.

--------------------------------------------------------------------From The World, August 30, 2022 (By Andrew Connelly).

A bittersweet experience for Ukrainian artists at Edinburgh Festival. Despite six months of grueling war with Russia, several acts from Ukraine were represented at the world’s largest arts festival, held early in Scotland. For the performers, it was a bittersweet experience.


An Ode to the Moon - 30 years of magic for the Gardens of Light event at Montreal’s Botanical Garden, on now until October 31, 2022.



Since starting out as an intern 25 years ago, Aperture foundation’s creative director Lesley A Martin has edited scores of photobooks, including cultural touchstones by artists like Rinko Kawauchi, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Antwaun Sargent.


World Press Photo at Bonsecours Market, 325, de la Commune Street East – on until 02 October 2022:


Join Concordia President Graham Carr along with alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university for an exciting in-person, outdoor Homecoming event on the beautiful grounds of the Grey Nuns Residence. Friday, September 16, 2022, 7 – 9 p.m.

Our program features performances, live illustrations by artist Andrzej Pijet, BFA 09, MA 13, and great food. Feel like dancing? Our very own DJ Chris Tan, BFA 11, of Royce and Tan, will provide music all evening long.

--------------------------------------------------------------------People of all nations are invited to the inaugural Otsenhákta Student Centre Pow Wow, celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at Concordia, and 30 years of the Otsenhákta Student Centre.

Friday, September 16th from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at the Quadrangle, 7141 Sherbrooke Street W.


See you in September 2022 for the 20th edition of the FQD! The Quartiers Danses Festival has made its mission to democratize contemporary dance in all its forms and hybrids by making it more accessible to all audiences in traditional and unusual venues. The FQD primarily presents shows from local artists, but also frequently invites national and international creators. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to original dance that comprises presentation, performances, installations, films, exhibits, meetings, discussions, and finally, cultural mediation workshops.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, TO SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, at various locations.


Place des Arts is transforming its outdoor Esplanade into a huge open-air dancefloor for L’Art en soi Festival. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at six thematic Dance Evenings hosted by Philippe Fehmiu with introductory lessons to various styles of dance, live music, and DJs. Samba, Disco and Waacking, Guinean dance, Bollywood, Latin dance, and Country... sounds and styles to put you in the mood to move! From September 15 to 24, 2022.


This September, ROAAr is all about the Sciences! From human anatomy to the natural world, our programming for the month explores a wide range of scientific themes and their relations to art and history. We invite you to join in!

Hybrid Event | Gwillim Student Symposium, 15 September 2022, 10:30 AM - 12 PM.

As the Gwillim Project draws to a close, this is a chance to hear from some of the Research Assistants and Associates whose work was crucial to the project. Their work included transcribing the Gwillim correspondence, designing and building the project website and interactive maps, and researching and writing case studies.

--------------------------------------------------------------------So many of us suffer from this problem. Halifax artist hopes new sound project will help others with tinnitus. Seth Smith's album, Constant Interruption, aims to mask the constant ringing of tinnitus.

WATCH | Seth Smith's sound project:



'Flâneuse' honours women in history for claiming city streets. Men can be invisible on the streets but women, they’re always being watched, says author. Read or listen here:

The book:

The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse that captures the imagination of cultural critic Lauren Elkin. (Marianne Kaster/Farrar, Straus and Giroux ).


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