"Art Rocks in Montréal": Three Major Exhibitions This Fall



    MONTREAL, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal will definitely catch a wave
of rock music this fall, with the exhibition Warhol Live: Music and Dance in
Andy Warhol's Work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the anthology Sympathy
for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 at the Musée d'art
contemporain, and Replay, devoted to artist Christian Marclay, at DHC/ART
Foundation for Contemporary Art. Tourisme Montréal is proud to partner this
joint tourist promotion targeting Canadian and U.S. Northeast audiences.
    For the first time in the historiography of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), the
exhibition-event Warhol Live, presented from September 25, 2008 to January 18,
2009, will explore the all-pervading and fundamental role of music and dance
in the artist's work and life. Music is an essential narrative element
throughout the exhibition and will guide visitors as they rediscover Warhol's
art, illustrated by 640 works and objects, installations, films, videos, album
covers and archival documents. The exhibition is produced by the Montreal
Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the
four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. (www.mbam.qc.ca)
    Sympathy for the Devil examines the history of the relationship between
avant-garde art and rock music over the past forty years, and is the most
comprehensive presentation ever of work that has emerged from the intersection
of these two cultures. The exhibition, scheduled to run from October 10, 2008
to January 11, 2009, comprises over 100 works (installations, sculptures,
paintings, drawings, videos, photographs) produced by sixty artists and
collectives, subdivided into six themes corresponding to the music scenes in
New York, the U.K., continental Europe, the West Coast (particularly Los
Angeles), the U.S. Midwest and the rest of the world. It was organized by the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (www.macm.org)
    DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North
American premiere of Christian Marclay's REPLAY from November 30, 2008 to
March 29, 2009. This exhibition of video works by the internationally
acclaimed artist features spectacular large-scale projections accompanied by
dramatic sound tracks. "Music like you've never seen before and art like
you've never heard before." Interview magazine (on Christian Marclay).
(www.dhc-art.org)
    Tourisme Montréal, promotional partner for the event, will be publicizing
the three shows under the banner Art Rocks in Montréal. A press conference
will be held in New York in late September. In addition, Tourisme Montréal
will offer three rock and roll itineraries on its website for travellers
interested in visiting Montréal this fall. "Combining art with rock music
certainly bolsters the image of bold creativity that Montréal enjoys on the
international cultural scene," says Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of
Tourisme Montréal. "While this isn't the first time the city's museums have
demonstrated exceptional progressive vision, the partnership between these
three cultural institutions is a first-a first that reflects the decidedly
distinct character of a metropolis continually on the leading edge of art and
culture."
    This is indeed the first time that three such organizations have joined
together for a promotion of this type. Three different but complementary
exhibitions linked by a common theme of art and rock and roll.
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For further information:

For further information: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Catherine Guex,
Press Officer, (514) 285-1600, ext. 205, cguex@mbamtl.org; Musée d'art
contemporain de Montréal: Danielle Legentil, Public Relations Coordinator,
(514) 847-6232, danielle.legentil@macm.org; DHC/ART Foundation for
Contemporary Art: Myriam Achard, Director, Communications & Marketing,
(514)779-8868, myriam@dhc-art.org


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