Art Talks MTL Monthly conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, critics and curators based in Montreal, Canada.

July 23, 2014  

Eloi Desjardins is an arts journalist, a critic and an independent curator. From 2004-2014 he hosted Un Show de Mot’arts, a radio show dedicated to new media and visual arts. He is a gentleman about town on the arts scene, ubiquitous and well informed. During this episode, Eloi shares what he’s learned throughout the years.

On the steps of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in the Quartier des spectacles, Eloi and Yaniya talk about the Montreal artist’s trajectory to global visibility; the importance of radio as a platform for talking about visual arts; Raymonde Moulin’s deductions about art world capitals; entrepreneur cum patron of the arts Alexandre Taillefer; increasing attention to the commerce of art; Université de Montreal (UdeM) vs Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM); and the influence of the private sector on Montreal’s major art institutions.

This episode was hosted and produced by Yaniya Lee.

Podcast logo by Naomi Cook

“Rode null” from Hauschka’s Ferndorf.

“Example #22” from Laurie Anderson’s Big Science. 

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