The Musée d'art contemporain and Télé-Québec join forces to produce, curate and disseminate video works



    MONTREAL, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Two major provincially owned
corporations, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Télé-Québec, are
pooling their expertise to produce, broadcast and exhibit a series of video
spot artworks by some of Québec's most promising young artists.
    The two institutions have developed an ideal scenario for showcasing the
works of ten outstanding Québec artists who were each commissioned to create a
one-minute video spot artwork. The very nature of the video medium means that
these works can be shown in both exhibition and television format. Starting
May 14, 2008, they will be broadcast over the airwaves of Télé-Québec. Then,
from May 24 to September 7, 2008, they will be presented as part of the first
Triennial of Québec Art at the Musée d'art contemporain.
    Marc Mayer, Director of the Musée d'art contemporain, and Michèle Fortin,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Télé-Québec, are delighted to see
this innovative joint project, dedicated entirely to the creative endeavour,
come to fruition. According to Marc Mayer, "this terrific project allows us to
move beyond the places usually associated with contemporary art and promote
the visual arts in the media." For her part, Michèle Fortin is proud of this
groundbreaking partnership and the fact that Télé-Québec airwaves will offer
an additional cultural showcase for the works of Québec artists.
    After the Triennial, the works will join the Musée d'art contemporain
collection and become part of our collective heritage. These art videos will
also be added to the catalogue of Télé-Québec, which may rebroadcast them at a
later date.
    The works and the names of their creators will be announced at a joint
press conference to mark the project launch on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at
10:30 a.m.
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For further information:

For further information: Eric Bilodeau, Head of Communications, Musée
d'art contemporain de Montréal, (514) 847-6236, eric.bilodeau@macm.org;
Anne-Marie Cloutier, Communications Officer, Télé-Québec, (514) 521-2424, ext.
2113, amcloutier@telequebec.tv

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