August 4, 2020 - Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - Summer 2020 digital event series
August 4, 2020

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

La Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Jardin de sculptures éphémères (rehearsal shot). Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré.

Edgar Arceneaux, Until, Until, Until…, 2015 Film of the performance commissioned by Performa, HD video, colour, 47 min 56 sec, sound. Photo: Paula Court. Courtesy of the artist.

Summer 2020 digital event series

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
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Montréal Québec H2X 3X5
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A special screening of the only full recording of the North American premiere of Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen / The Explosive Sonics of Divinity, (2014) on the MAC’s digital platforms served as the opening salvo in a series of digital events designed to captivate contemporary art lovers this summer.

If you missed seeing the recording, you can still tune in to a not to be missed candid video chat between this exceptional artist and MAC Director John Zeppetelli broadcast via Facebook Live on May 27, and covering subjects like the artist’s career path, process, emblematic works and upcoming projects.

World premiere of a new choreography by Marie Chouinard
Available July 21-August 21 on

The MAC is very pleased to have presented the world premiere of Jardin de sculptures éphémères – Acte 1, a new performance by dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard on its digital platforms. The piece premiered live on the MAC Facebook page, Tuesday, June 30, at 6pm and garnered close to 75,000 views!

You can still enjoy a recording of Jardin de sculptures éphémères – Acte 1 on

Uuntil, Until, Until... a film by Edgar Arceneaux
Available July 14-August 31 on

Until, Until, Until … is now available for viewing on the MAC’s website. On August 13, the artist will participate in a conversation, broadcast on Facebook Live so save the date! Look for the event and join us on the MAC’s Facebook page on August 13.

This “must-see” film unpacks a particularly complex episode in recent American history, starting at Ronald Reagan’s inaugural gala in 1981. With the global recognition of historic police brutality, systemic racism and cultural appropriation being hotly debated today, Arceneaux’s probing work invites us to consider the role of art and artists in challenging preconceived ideas and revealing contradictions and ambiguities in histories that are often disregarded or overlooked.

A look back at Emerge
Available July 28-August 9 on

Between July 28 and August 9, the MAC revisited the performances presented during the EMERGE Festival at the Musée last fall. Dedicated to contemporary performance art, EMERGE brought together a dozen of the most important Canadian and European artists in the discipline. The weeklong event included a symposium where artists, curators, art critics and theorists as well as the public shared thoughts on the latest events and issues pertaining to performance art. Every performance is accompanied by a podcast.

If you missed it, you still have a few days to go back and immerse yourself!

Superposition by Ryioji Ikeda
Coming up August 19-September 3. Look for it on!

October 11, 2014, the Musée d’art contemporain presented the North American premiere of Superposition, a performance by Japanese electronic-music composer and visual artist Ryioji Ikeda at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma.

Offering a unique sensory experience, superposition earned wide international acclaim as “a total experience, both physical and mental,” as written by Marie Lechner in Libération at the time—inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics and about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale. Performers also appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiner. All the components on stage are in a state of superposition. Sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness will constantly be orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.

Roxane Dumas-Noël
Head of Public Relations
T +1 514 847-6232 / roxane.dumas-noel [​at​]

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
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