De l'écriture (With Writing) - A new exhibition of works from the Collection at the Musée d'art contemporain - April 20 to October 8, 2007



    MONTREAL, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the exhibitions Around Memory
and Archive (1999-2000), Ideas of Landscape, Landscape of Ideas (2000-2001),
Body and Absence (2002-2003), Where? (2004) and Matters of Time and Space
(2005), it is now art and writing that will come together in the exhibition De
l'écriture (With Writing). This sixth thematic presentation of works from the
permanent collection of the Musée d'art contemporain will run from April 20 to
October 8, 2007.
    The exhibition showcases more than fifty remarkable works produced
between 1965 and 2005 by artists from Québec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad.
The connection with writing-be it text, words, letters, signs or
calligraphy-is a component common to all these works, which reflect every
artistic discipline: painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, assemblage,
murals, sculpture, photography, video and installation. The main trends in
contemporary art are represented: conceptual art, painting/painting, socially
engaged art, Pop art, post-expressionism, etc.
    Featured in this new presentation are works by Raymonde April,
Pierre Ayot, Jean-François Bory, Gilles Boisvert, Marie-Claude Bouthillier,
Ian Carr-Harris, Melvin Charney, Greg Curnoe, Manon De Pauw,
Christian Dotremont, Charles Gagnon, Raymond Gervais, Jochen Gerz,
Betty Goodwin, Takashi Hayashi, Gary Hill, Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth,
Barbara Kruger, George Legrady, Loic Le Groumellec, Naomi London,
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, André Martin, Roman Opalka, Dennis Oppenheim,
Claude Péloquin, Rober Racine, Monique Régimbald-Zeiber, Judith Reigl,
Larry Rivers, Louise Robert, Francine Savard, Michael Snow, Jana Sterbak,
Serge Tousignant, Kimio Tsuchiya, Colette Whiten and Ewa Zebrowski.
    The exhibition De l'écriture has been organized and given its "literary"
presentation by Josée Bélisle, curator of the museum's permanent collection.

    Point(s) of View Series

    As part of the Point(s) of View Series, curator Josée Bélisle will
present the exhibition De l'écriture (With Writing) to the public on
Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. The tour will be conducted in French.

    The Musée d'art contemporain 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 Musée was recently a finalist in the 2007 edition of
the Grands Prix du Tourisme de Montréal, in the category "Tourist Attractions
- 100,000 visitors or more."
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For further information:

For further information: Suzanne Tremblay, Danielle Legentil, Media
Relations Officer, (514) 847-6232, danielle.legentil@macm.org; Visual material
available: www.macm.org, Newsroom, Link: visual material, User name: presse,
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