Leonard Cohen is an artist who has left his mark on the city and on Montrealers through the depth of his poetry and his sound. For the first anniversary of his death, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is organizing a number of activities to commemorate his life and work. Here are three that are not to be missed.
A majestic work by Jenny Holzer entitled “For Leonard Cohen”
For the first anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal invites fans of Montréal and the celebrated poet to gather at the foot of Silo No. 5 in the Old Port, November 7 to 11, at 6 p.m. This imposing, silent work takes memorable words from Cohen’s body of work and projects them onto Silo No. 5 in all their glory.
Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything
From November 9 to April 9, the MAC presents Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything, a major exhibition that pays tribute to this international star and Montréal cultural icon.
With this multidisciplinary exhibition, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal will offer audiences a collection of new pieces commissioned from local and international artists who draw on the aesthetic and recurrent themes found in the work of this great master.
Leonard Cohen: 5 concerts/5 albums
From November 9, 2017 to April 9, 2018, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presents a series of five concerts around five iconic Cohen albums.
In the intimate setting of the Salle Gesù, each concert will feature guest musicians and singers from Montréal performing a complete album, respecting Cohen’s original intention and the song order of each album.
Some dates are already sold out, so you need to act fast to get tickets for one of these concerts, which are sure to be magical.