Summer art exhibitions you don’t want to miss.

Below, I have detailed some must-see art exhibitions to help you plan your summer Art Intake. You can also find more art exhibition listings in our art guide.

1. Zoo is showing at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. This show features an interesting array of  international artists from Ai Weiwei, Shary Boyle to David Altmejd. Zoo explores a variety of connections that exist between humans and animals, and talks about the issue from within a very broad perspective. And yes, you will find a wide variety of both living and dead animals inside the exhibition.
May 24, 2012 to September 3, 2012
Admission Fee

 


2. Ryoji Ikeda is showing at DHC /ART. This is Japanese sound artist Royji Ikeda’s first survey in North America. Ikeda’s music is concerned with sound in a variety of ‘raw’ states, such as, sine tones and noise. Often, Ikeda uses frequencies that are on the edge of the human hearing range. The show promises to offer a taste of something new for both our eyes and ears.
June 14, 2012 to November 18, 2012
Free

3. Beyond Pop: Tom Wesselmann is showing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This is North America’s first major retrospective with 180 major works of art. Wesselmann is considered one of the most important American Pop Artists. The exhibition includes some of his most famous artworks, reproductions of paintings by Matisse, Picasso and Mondrian.
May 18 to October 7, 2012
Admission Fee

4. Impacts is showing at Montreal’s newest interdisciplinary art venue, PHI. Impact, by Montreal’s Alexandre Burton is centered around the theme of electricity in all its wonder. Impact is curated by Cheryl Sim from DHC/Art and it is part of BIAN.
Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
Free

5. Jon Knowles’ Mixed Misuse, Guillaume La Brie’s Les Oeuvres qui n’étaient pas là and Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau’s Courte-Pointe are all showing at the Darling Foundry. Courte-Pointe quilts the facade of the building with hundreds of milk crates, which I think looks amazing.
June 14 to September 2, 2012
Admission Fee

6. Tedecshi Collection at Parisian Laundry. This is Parisian Laundry’s annual exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Tedeschi Collection.
May 30 to July 28, 2012
Free

7. Between the Sea and the Sky: Luc Courchesne, Jérôme Fortin and Karilee Fuglem at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (PFOAC).
July 15 to August 11, 2012
Free

8. Affect & Exchange by London-based Canadian artist Melanie Gilligan at Vox Contemporary Image. The exhibition presents Gilligan’s newest multi-episode drama, Popular Unrest, a surreal, satirical and disturbing narratives based on the current state of politics, the public realm, and the recent global economic crisis.
June 8 to August 11, 2012
Free

9. Who’s Paying You is showing at Galerie Donald Browne. This group show includes art works by luminaries, such as, Suzy Lake and Damien Hirst.
June 9 to August 25, 2012
Free

10. P(re)occupations : The ‘Living’ Archives and After Facebook are showing concurrently at Skol Centre for the Arts.
June 6 to August 10 2012 June 4 to August 2012
Free

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