MAC Items (Long Description)
MAC’s Leonard Cohen : Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything
In 2015, John Zeppetelli, director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and his chief curator, Victor Shiffman, approached Leonard with the extraordinary proposal to mount a contemporary art exhibition of works by some of the most prominent contemporary artists in the world commissioned by the MAC to create new works inspired by Leonard’s artistry.
The result was Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything, an exhibition of works by over 40 artists, musicians and filmmakers celebrating Leonard’s unique artistry.
Again, by coincidence or design, the exhibition premiered in Montreal two days after the first anniversary of Leonard’s death, and has since travelled the world, where it has been viewed by over 600,000 patrons and counting.
To celebrate this exceptional exhibition, UHPF has commissioned two of the leading artists whose work appears in the MAC exhibition, Kara Blake and George Fok, to create fine art lithographs of Leonard taken from their works. Each of these limited-edition lithographs are signed and numbered by the artist.
In cooperation with the MAC, UHPF has also created a 24-page high quality reproduction of the programme guide made available to patrons in Montreal. This programme guide is unique as it has been enhanced with never before released photographs of the exhibition. These are collector’s items available nowhere other than through the Memorial Box Set.
“As descriptors, multi-media and multi-discipline don’t really cover it: this is a show with so many artistic permutations and combinations, offering so many routes into a multifarious life and body of work, that it’s downright dizzying to contemplate.” – Montreal Gazette
“À voir absolument de bout en bout.” – La Presse
“Stunning and yet intimate . . .‘A Crack in Everything’ . . . has garnered rave reviews, and is worth every minute you can spare.” -- The Canadian Jewish News