July 5, 2017 - Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - In search of Expo 67 / Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house
July 5, 2017

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Olafur Eliasson, Big Bang Fountain, 2014. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. © 2014 Olafur Eliasson.

In search of Expo 67
Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house
June 21–October 1, 2017

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal Québec H2X 3X5
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Olafur Eliasson
Multiple shadow house

"For this first and highly anticipated solo exhibition in Canada, the MAC is pleased to present a concise but significant selection of works, dating from 1993 to the present, that are representative of the artist’s unique practice blending design, engineering and scientific exploration."
–John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator of the MAC

A leading figure in the contemporary art scene, Olafur Eliasson has exhibited large-scale installations all over the world, taking over public spaces as well as galleries and museums to interrogate our relationship with the world, the environment, time and space. Since the mid-1990s, in collaboration with his studio in Berlin, he produces devices that engage the mechanisms we use to perceive light and natural phenomena.

Following the same lines that underlie Eliasson’s practice, this exhibition at the MAC will feature a selection of important works that will enable visitors to appreciate the exceptional process of this unique artist.

Visit our website for more info.

The MAC is also organizing a series of gallery talks over the course of the exhibition, by independant art curator Aseman Sabet, on Thursday, July 6, art historian Anja Bock on Thursday, August 10 (in English), and artist Michel de Broin on Wednesday, September 13 (in French).

In Search of Expo 67

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is proudly presenting the exhibition In Search of Expo 67, a contemporary artistic exploration of a great moment in our history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Montreal World’s Fair and In Search of Expo 67 brings a brand-new and original perspective to the big issues it addressed. The exhibition consists of 19 works by contemporary Quebec and Canadian artists, including 16 new works. Architecture, sound art, visual art, film and music are the poles around which this creative endeavour turns. Driven by committed artistic and archival research, the artworks highlight the exceptional creative liberty given to the artists, architects, filmmakers and designers who took part in the original exhibition, their experimentation with state-of-the-art technology and the diverse nature of their creations. The exhibition is part of the official program celebrating the 375th anniversary of Montreal and Expo 67 – 50 Years Later.

The works by these artists were commissioned specifically for the exhibition, creating a rare opportunity for them to explore the archives and history of Expo 67, reinventing the past from a 21st century perspective.

List of the artists
The MAC has organized a number of events with artists to give them an opportunity to explain their approaches to the exhibition. The complete list of tours with the artists is on our website.

Look for: the microsite, podcast and tours with the artists
The exhibition In Search of Expo 67 is the result of the collaboration between co-curators Lesley Johnstone, Head of Exhibitions and Education at the MAC, and Monika Kin Gagnon, professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, and co-director of CINEMAexpo67.

About the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection.

For more information, please contact:
Source (MAC)
Roxane Dumas-Noël
Head of Public Relations
T 514 847 6232 / C 514 944 4472 / roxane.dumas-noel [​at​] macm.org

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