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Montreal's Museum of Contemporary Art is paying homage to Leonard Cohen

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DH Montreal Staff Dec 06, 2016 3:09 am 325

Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art has just announced that they will be introducing a new exhibit in 2017 on the life of Leonard Cohen.

Titled “A Crack in Everything,” the exhibition will honour the recent passing of the Canadian singer.

There isn’t much known yet, but what we can say is that the exhibition will be international in scope and will “pay homage to this global star and touchstone of Montreal culture.”

The multidisciplinary exhibit will showcase works of art from local and international artists who were inspired by Cohen.

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Everything from visual arts and music to the written word and film will be on display.

As the director and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art stated, “Leonard Cohen has filled our collective imagination with thoughts and songs on a number of topics that touch us all as human beings. One of the major themes of Cohen’s work, the imperfection of the human condition, is clearly evoked in the exhibition’s subtitle, A Crack in Everything. This expression comes from Anthem, one of Cohen’s most famous songs. Immediately after those words, the artist suggests that there is always room for redemption and hope, because that very crack is what lets in the light that allows life to grow.”

Opening November 9, 2017 at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, we’re sure it will be well worth the wait.

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art Leonard Cohen Exhibit

When: November 9, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Where: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art


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DH Montreal Staff

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