Do you like photography? Well if you do, today starts Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal. The theme this year is Drone: The automatised imagewhich explores the relation between the body and technology.
Starting from the 5th of September, it goes on until the 5th of October.
There are movie screenings, artist's talks, workshops and exhibitions and all taking place in many museums around Montreal; featuring the work of local, national and international artists. Plus all of the exhibitions are free!
The exhibition will teach visitors everything they need to know about human excrement — from how fecal waste is managed in Quebec and around the world, sanitation issues, health crises and "the hope that comes with reclaiming human dejecta."
A statement from the museum says visitors will also learn how excrement can be reused as a sustainable resource to preserve the Earth. Plus, they'll explore their own relationships with their bodies and the taboo nature of excrement.
Video games like The Wheel of Misfortune, Caca'MAn, Shoot the Poo and Super Microbiota can be found at the CACArcade, produced by the Montreal-based creative studio CREO, for an interactive experience on "the health issues linked to fecal-matter management."
Visitors can also immerse themselves in the experience of a collective Roman toilet, which is described as "nine holes cut into a stone bench, with bonus cleaning sticks."
The Oh Shit! exhibition runs from June 17 to March 26, 2023.
Oh Shit! at the Musée de la civilisation
Price: Under 5 years old: Free
Six to 11 years old: $5
Twelve to 17 years old: $7
Eighteen to 34 years old: $15
Adults (35+): $20
Seniors (65+): $19
Families of four: $45
Free admission Quebec residents have free access to the Museum on the first Sunday of each month, with proof of residency.
The botanical garden's café terrasse has created intriguing summer treats to enjoy while lounging among flora and fauna — rhubarb ice cream, a sea buckthorn slushie — which tastes sort of tangy, tropical and tart — and wild carrots.
A tour of the Japanese Garden offers views of carp and turtles in nearby ponds, along with the Enchanting Botanical Printsexhibition by artist Sandrine de Borman.
The First Nations Garden is offering a photography exhibition, Kuugaaluk: Along the traces of our forefathers, by anthropologist and Inuit Arctic specialist Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk.
The planetarium's Origins exhibit is an interstellar selection of large-format photographs by Olivier Grunewald.
The planetarium is also offering the aurōrae screening, dissecting the aurora borealis from outer space to the Earth's core.
The new dome theatres are also showing a wide variety of films this summer.
At the biodome, the exhibition La preuve par l'image shows a series of photographs that illustrate scientific research of flora and fauna, taken by researchers — some from the insectarium in Montreal.
Every month, the biodome showcases one specific species or environment to discover in its ecosystems — this month, jellyfish are on display.
In July, the biodome will showcase the foreshore, which is the area between the low and high tide, and in August, it'll showcase flatfish.
The It's Time to Act exhibition at the exit of the biodome's ecosystems highlights concrete things that ordinary people, groups, businesses and governments across the world are doing to fight climate change and help the environment.
Imagine Monet will have its world premiere in Montreal this December at Arsenal art contemporain, the same location where Imagine Van Gogh was shown.
The exhibition will take visuals of various paintings by the impressionist Claude Monet and blow them up in size, allowing the visitor to feel like they're walking in a colourful world created by Monet himself.
If you're eager to experience art in this immersive way, you can go check out Imagine Picasso in Quebec City this summer, which opens on June 15 at Centre des congrès de Québec.