Abstraction will transform the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum for one night only

    The fundraising evening promises to be very colorful, with more than 600
    people under 40 expected to come together to celebrate today's art.

    MONTREAL, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Inspired by the "Abstraction" theme,
the fundraising event promises to be a colorful one; the Montreal Contemporary
Art Museum will open the door to a parallel world where the intensity of
sound, the language of color and the geometry of space transcend meaning. A
universe where the rhythmic art and movement will lead the crowd, along with
performances that will move to the intoxicating rhythms of DJ Vito V,
animation art, experiences and epicurean tastings, dancing and revisiting
    "A magical night that will blend reality and imagination," suggests Ranya
Nasri, who chairs the committee organizing the event, Les Printemps du MAC.
    Lasting well into the wee hours of the morning, guests can venture into
the museum's galleries, transformed for the night, and discover the works of
Quebec painter Claude Tousignant, abstraction visionary. "This is the largest
exhibition dedicated to an individual artist ever to be shown at the Museum",
adds Mrs Nasri.
    Moreover, since the evening is intended to a bridge between artistic and
philanthropic circles, more than 85 young artists will attend the event,
several of whom have exhibited at the last Triennial held at the Montreal
Contemporary Art Museum, in Spring 2008.
    For the 3rd edition of the annual event presented by Les Printemps du
MAC, the Museum's foundation have trusted the museum to Abra K Dabra
Production and PRODIGIUM, two Montreal companies best known for their creative
and spontaneous approach to creating memorable events.
    All profits from the evening Abstraction will be donated to the Museum's
foundation, and are intended to support the Museum in acquiring works of art,
adding depth to its collection.
    For more information on Abstraction, please visit

    Les Printemps du MAC

    Born from the desire to help new generations discover contemporary art ,
as well as to educate the public on the role played by the MAC in its
preservation and dissemination, The "Les Printemps du MAC" committee, a group
of young professionals who are also art lovers. They have taken on the mandate
to organize, every spring, a unique event that will support the development of
the Museum's foundation.
    The 2009 committee, chaired by Ranya Nasri (Nasri International),
includes these members: Emmanuel Amar (IDX Design), Anna Antonopoulos
(Antonopoulos Group), Marie Julie Archambault (Holt Renfrew), Jessica Cohen
(makeup artist), Bernard Dahl (IWeb Technologies), Anie Daniel (Project
Manager), Pascal de Guise (BCF), Annick Gaudreault (Godro Design), Mélanie
Joly (Cohn & Wolfe), Catherine Malouin (Ernst & Young), Gilles Ostiguy (Bos),
Sonia Rainville (Fasken Martineau), François Rochon (Giverny Capital),
Marie-Justine Snider (Curator, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec) and
Constance Venne (CADIM).

    La Fondation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

    The Museum's Foundation, established in 1983, is an active participant in
the MAC's evolution and the development of its reputation within the
community. Its main purpose is to support the MAC in its development,
including contributing to the enrichment of the collection. Thus, it provides
financial support in recruiting new members and organizing prestigious events.

For further information:

For further information: Bernard Dahl, Director of Communications and
Public Relations, IWeb Group Inc., (514) 802-2801, bdahl@iweb.com; Danièle
Patenaude, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, (514) 847-6234,

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