MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This holiday season is the
perfect time to discover Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, a remarkable exhibition that has garnered repeated praise from both
the general public and the media since its October opening at the Musée
d'art contemporain de Montréal. Don't miss it - only a few weeks are
left to enjoy this exhibition, which begins with hip hop and expands to
include pop culture, graffiti, fashion and other aspects of urban life.
Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban culture with
Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that
reflect the realities of Aboriginal peoples today.
Among the most rhapsodic reviews of Beat Nation are the comments of radio host Marie-France Bazzo, who urged C'est pas trop tôt ! listeners on October 23 to "Get going! This exhibition brings together
a group of young native artists who create music, visual arts and
dance… It's like a huge call of distress… that also exudes resiliency
and vitality. This is real contemporary art, in its most stimulating
form. Bring your children - they'll love it!" The exhibition was also
hailed by NYTimes.com, which gave it a mention on October 15 in its regular feature In Transit: A Guide to Intelligent Travel.
Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, and based on an
initiative by grunt gallery, Vancouver, Beat Nation is a multi-disciplinary exhibition presenting works in various media:
painting, sculpture, installation art, performance and video.
The 24 artists featured offer unique cultural hybrids that include
graffiti murals with Haida figures, sculptures carved out of skateboard
decks and live video remixes with Hollywood films, to name a few.
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is open Tuesday to Sunday, from
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The MAC will be closed on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014.
Admission: Adults - $12; Seniors - $10; Students - $8; Youth (ages 13 to
17) - $1; Children under 12 - free.
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is a provincially owned
corporation funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of
Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts. The museum
gratefully acknowledges their support and that of Collection
Loto-Québec, the MAC's principal partner.
Image with caption: "Kent Monkman, Dance to Miss Chief, 2010, Image from a single-channel video, Used with the kind permission of the artist (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131217_C5145_PHOTO_EN_35068.jpg
SOURCE: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
For further information:
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Wanda Palma, MACM
Head of Public Relations
Tel.: 514 847-6232
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