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Leonard Cohen - A Crack in Everything
November 9th, 2017 to April 1st, 2018 - Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
The MAC presents Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, an exhibition of international scope presented as part of the festivities for Montréal’s 375th anniversary.

Through his poems and his music and lyrics, Cohen touches a huge audience and influences countless artists across all disciplines and generations around the world. The exhibition is an homage to this global star and touchstone of Montréal culture.

This multidisciplinary exhibition will allow the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal to offer the public a collection of brand-new works commissioned from and created by local and international artists who were inspired by the great master’s style and recurring themes. These artists represent the visual arts, performance art, music, the written word and film, thus providing visitors with a dynamic, participative and immersive experience.

“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.” - John Zeppetelli, MAC Director and Chief Curator

There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

(Anthem, Leonard Cohen, 1992)
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