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Leonard Cohen Exhibition Is Planned for Museum in Montreal


The exhibition will include “The Offerings,” a video installation by the Montreal-based filmmaker Kara Blake.

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal

Leonard Cohen’s life and career as a visual artist, poet and musician will get the exhibition treatment at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal.

“Leonard Cohen: Une Brèche en Toute Chose / A Crack in Everything” will open Nov. 9, about a year after his death, at the museum in Montreal, the city where Cohen was born. It is scheduled to be on view through April 9, 2018.

Organized by the curators John Zeppetelli and Victor Shiffman, the show will celebrate Cohen’s life and work — and the influence he has had on decades of artists — by inviting a roster of contributors for live performances and video installations commissioned by the museum.

The exhibition will include Cohen’s self-portraits, as well as new works by more than a dozen artists including Jenny Holzer, who is known for projecting text onto buildings, and Taryn Simon, who staged her installation “An Occupation of Loss” at the Park Avenue Armory in New York last fall.

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