A Montréal Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM

As part of Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebration, the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) is presenting Leonard Cohen—Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything.

The exhibition opened November 9th, a year after the singer/songwriter/poet’s death, and employs a variety of media to shed light on his work and life. American artist Jenny Holtzer projects text onto buildings while Israeli film director Ari Folman’s Depression Box allows visitors to confront Cohen’s dark themes. An exhibition by filmmaker Kara Blake, The Offerings, features audio and video interview material and was inspired by Business Jet ­Traveler editor Jeff Burger’s book, Leonard Cohen on ­Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters.

“Two and a half years ago, we proposed this exhibition to Leonard and he loved the idea,” says co-curator Victor Shiffman. “Over the last six decades, this Montréal-born artist created the most touching, human work. What better way to pay tribute to his life and work on the 50th anniversary of his first [album] release?”

The exhibition will continue through April 9, 2018. Info: macm.org/en