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Friday 16 June 2017

Art exhibition to honour memory of Leonard Cohen

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada, has just announced details of  A Crack In Everything, the first major exhibition on the great poet, writer and musician Leonard Cohen.

The presentation will be the first full exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist and its opening will coincide with the first anniversary of his death. 

A Crack In Everything will be unveiled on November 9, and run until April 8, 2018.

Known as a poet, author, singer and songwriter, Cohen remains one of the most enigmatic and iconic figures in modern culture and authorised the exhibit himself before passing.

Featuring 18 new works with 40 artists confirmed including Moby, Lou Doillon and Julia Holter, the show will present pieces from 13 visual artists, seven filmmakers and 20 musicians. A series of concerts will also run in parallel with the showing dates.

The aim of the exhibition is to create an immersive, visually compelling and in-depth experience exploring Montreal-born Cohen’s aesthetics of art and life. 

Through his music and lyrics, songs and poems, Cohen has attracted a huge global audience and influenced countless artists across all disciplines and generations. 

The exhibition will explore the creative impact of his work on the international arts community by presenting a unique selection of commissioned works and installations by artists from different disciplines all around the world who have been inspired, influenced or otherwise moved by Cohen.

Beyond the works that will be created especially for A Crack in Everything, the exhibition will also include innovative multimedia environments in which Cohen’s songs will be covered and performed. 

The museum It is located on the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles. Montreal, and is part of the Place des Arts complex. Founded in 1964, it is Canada's first museum devoted to contemporary art. See www. 

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