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Media invitation - Unveiling of the summer exhibitions at the MAC


MONTRÉAL, June 5, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is pleased to invite the media to the press conference inaugurating the museum's summer exhibitions: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, Nadia Myre, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Ragnar Kjartansson. As the start date of the MAC's transformation project has been postponed, the MAC will continue to hold its activities in its current location on Sainte-Catherine Street starting June 20.

Rebecca Belmore, The Named and the Unnamed (installation view), 2002. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, purchased 2009. © Rebecca Belmore Photo: Howard Ursuliak/Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)

PRESS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION VISIT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
AT 10 A.M.
AT THE MAC
185 Sainte-Catherine Street West 

Present at the press conference will be:

Note : artists Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau will also be present and available for interviews.

Noteworthy (on June 20 and 21 at the MAC):

Facing the Monumental is the largest exhibition devoted to Rebecca Belmore to date. With boundless beauty, sensitivity, and resilience, Belmore's works explore pressing issues of our times: territory, women's lives, and ongoing violence against Indigenous peoples.

The exhibition is organized by the AGO and curated by Wanda Nanibush, Curator, Indigenous Art. The MAC presentation is organized by Lesley Johnstone, Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Education.

In keeping with Facing the Monumental, Nadia Myre's exhibition will present works exploring Indigenous identity and colonialism history.

Presenting two installations (one sculptural, the other a video) positioned in a mutual dialogue, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau's exhibition serves as a testimony to the development of the artists' work in relation to the living arts and performativity over the last few years.

Ragnar Kjartansson's A Lot of Sorrow, 2013, is a collaboration with band The National. The video is the result of a performance organized by MoMA PS1 and directed by the artist, where the group performed their song Sorrow repeatedly for six hours, or 105 times.

RSVP before June 18

 

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? (performance photo), 2018. Photo: Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)

Nadia Myre, Meditations on Red # 2, 2013. Collection Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)

Ragnar Kjartansson & The National, A Lot of Sorrow (production still), 2013-2014. Collection of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. © Ragnar Kjartansson & The National. Courtesy the artists, Luhring Augustine and i8 Gallery. Photo: Elísabet Davids (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)

SOURCE Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal



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