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Start Date: Thu 26 May, 2016
End Date: Thu 26 May, 2016

Artistic Events

The International Arts component of Festival Accès Asie will present three major events: The performance is on Thursday, May 26th at 8:00 pm at Club Soda. As proposed by Sarah Hubert de Margeriethe third edition of Golestan (Persian for «flower garden»), will bring together artists serving as cultural ambassadors from vast areas of Central Asia. Through her dance, the internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Miriam Peretz will take us on a journey to Central Asia, featuring the music of Ziya Tabassian (percussionist), Efrén López (Afghan rubab) and Bashir Faramarzi (Iranian santur and dutar).

$ 30

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Start Date: Thu 05 May, 2016
End Date: Sun 29 May, 2016

Artistic Events


After a well celebrated 20th anniversary, this year’s 21th Festival Accès Asie is in high gear, and promises a colorful and festive program from May 5th to 29th. Through its activities, the festival has been able to support a variety of artistic disciplines by creating an environment conducting to the promotion and dissemination of works of emerging artists and professionals of Asian origins, and contributing to intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational exchanges and acceptance between Asian communities themselves and towards Montrealers of all origins. 

The festival will present an incredible program featuring a wide range of artistic disciplines that will definitely please Asian culture lovers. Once more, the month of May, officially declared Asian Heritage Month all over the country, will vibrate to the rhythm of visual arts, dance, films, literature, photography and music, with more than 42 Asian artists with not less than 17 festive events. 

We are honored to be represented this time by our spokesperson, host and producer Chan Tep of MAtv’s Mosaïque en lumière.

We are proud to present four weeks of gatherings and cultural exchange to celebrate Asian culture!

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The Women's Art Society of Montreal's Annual Members' Juried Art Show & Sale

Start Date: Sun 01 May, 2016
End Date: Tue 31 May, 2016

Artistic Events

The Women's Art Society of Montreal Presents its

Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibit & Sale

Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29, 2016 from 10am to 5pm

Vernisage: Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm.

Location: Concordia's Grey Nun's Residence Hall

1190 Guy St. (5 minute walk going south from Guy metro/ Guy exit.)

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Start Date: Thu 02 Jun, 2016
End Date: Thu 02 Jun, 2016

Artistic Events


Musicians and Artists all under one roof this year! A first time collaboration between Complexe du Canal Lachine and Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal at the building's annual Open House.

Featuring CADENCE - a curated exhibition of thirty Montreal artists who created artworks inspired by music or a song! The exhibition will be held in the building's E.K. Voland Art Gallery and then move to be seen at the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal.

Thursday, June 2 from 3pm to 9pm
Artists and entrepreneurs open their studio doors while musicians play throughout the building!

A children's pop up art camp! Newly painted murals, a new communal artist incubator space and a raffle to win 6 mos free rent in this space!
Come and check it all out!

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FOUND - Photography, video & installation

Start Date: Wed 27 Apr, 2016
End Date: Sat 04 Jun, 2016

Artistic Events


Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with the maison de la culture Frontenac, is pleased to present Found, a two-person exhibition featuring photography, video and installation works by artists Aanchal Malhotra (India / New Delhi) and Margret Nielsen (Germany / Montreal). The exhibition will run from April 27th to June 4th, 2016.

The public is invited to attend the opening cocktail on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, as well as the meeting and discussion with the artists on Sunday, May 8th, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Curated by Kakim Goh, with the assistance of Catherine LaMendola and Elodie Lavergne, Found is a research-based show that delves into the histories of Nepal and the Indian Subcontinent, exploring the artistic use of found objects and themes of discovery, recognition and restoration.

In Aanchal Malhotra’s series Remnants of a Separation, the artist plumbs the depths of Indian and Pakistani refugees’ experiences to uncover hidden memories of a turbulent and painful chapter in world history - the 1947 Partition of the Indian Subcontinent. By using extensive research and face-to-face interviews, the artist combines photography and texts to create a rich narrative dealing with family, displacement and belonging. This ongoing project debuted in 2015 at the FOFA Gallery in Montreal and has toured internationally, with stops at The Institute for Applied and Creative Thinking at Staffordshire University in England and The Partition Museum in New Delhi. This marks the first presentation of this series in French.

In Margret Nielsen’s Nepalese Photo Studio, the artist presents a selection from her collection of thousands of preserved negatives acquired from a family-run photo studio in a small town in Nepal. The images, which date from the 40s to the 90s, were taken by two Nepalese photographers, father and son, who specialized in portraiture, events, street photography and snippets of daily life. A culmination of many years of photo preservation and research, this presentation raises questions about the depiction of Nepalese culture, the role of the photographer in society, as well as the public and private domains of memory and experience.


Until May 22, 2016:
- Tuesday to Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm
- Friday to Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm

Starting May 24, 2016:
- Tuesday to Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm
- Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 5 pm

For more information, contact:
Curator  |  Kakim Goh  |  (514) 270-6913 

Photo credit:
© Photo Studio Banepali / Collection Margret Nielsen

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