Published Jun 15, 2017Last year, we learned that an elaborate exhibition honouring Leonard Cohen would be opening in the late singer's hometown at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). Now, more details of the upcoming project, dubbed Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose (or A Crack in Everything), have been revealed.
The exhibition will open on November 9 — one year after Cohen's death — and run through April 9, 2018, as part of Montreal's official 375th anniversary programming.
An impressive lineup of musical contributors has just been announced as part of a gallery instalment that features new cover recordings of classic Cohen songs. That includes a joint recording by the National and Sufjan Stevens with special guests, while Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker will keep their recent creative collaboration alive with a recording of their own alongside the Kaiser Quartet. Ariane Moffatt, meanwhile, will also contribute to the recording project with accompaniment from the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.
Also included amongst the list of contributors are Moby, Julia Holter, Douglas Dare, Melanie de Biasio, Aurora, Basia Bulat, Dear Criminals, Socalled and Little Scream.
They join previously announced musicians Jean Leloup and Lou Doillon.
In addition to the impressive roster of musical contributors, a number of artists have been added to the exhibition, including Kara Blake, Candice Breitz, Jenny Holzer, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Michael Rakowitz, Ari Folman, Taryn Simon, Kota Ezawa, Jon Rafman, the Sanchez Brothers, Chassol, George Fok, Kara Blake, Daily Tous Les Jours, Clara Furey and Zach Richter.
Furthermore, the exhibition will also feature some of Cohen's original artwork, compiling a series of his own self-portraits.
As previously reported, the upcoming exhibition was co-curated by John Zeppetelli and Victor Shiffman, and will display brand new works from multidisciplinary artists, visual artists, performers, musicians, writers and filmmakers that highlight "the important literary and musical achievements of Leonard Cohen and the huge impact he had."
Find full details about Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose at the official MAC website.
Pick up a copy of The Songs of Leonard Cohen via Umusic.