DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art announces its inaugural exhibition -Marc Quinn

    Curated by John Zeppetelli

    MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Gathering over forty recent works,
DHC/ART's inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest
ever mounted in North America and the artist's first solo show in Canada. Marc
Quinn is a central figure within British art whose work is principally
concerned with the body's mutability in time, its physical presence in space
and its anxiety within culture. His work also poignantly explores mortality,
beauty, kinship and the interplay of art and science.
    Marc Quinn's work ranges across a variety of media - from sculpture to
painting, drawing and photography - and includes dazzling, if contentious,
frozen self-portraits cast from his own head and filled with his own blood to
frozen portraits of his infant sons made with their respective placentas and
umbilical chords. The latest of these, Sky, is included in this exhibition.
    DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is a new exhibition space housed
in a converted building in the heart of Old Montreal. A privately endowed
foundation, DHC/ART is a new permanent location for exciting and relevant
temporary visual arts exhibitions and projects. Accessible and welcoming, with
free admission and flexible opening hours, the foundation is an important
addition to Montreal's cultural life. DHC/ART aims to be a leading venue for
contemporary art in Canada, attracting visitors to Montreal for its dynamic
programming which reflects the global nature of art today.
    The exhibition will run from October 5th, 2007 to January 6th, 2008.
Admission is free. Opening hours : Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 7 PM.
DHC/ART's address is 451 St-Jean Street in Old Montreal.

    A press preview will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2 p.m.
    at DHC/ART - 451 St-Jean Street. The artist will be present.
    RSVP mandatory: (514) 779-8868.

For further information:

For further information: Myriam Achard, Communications and Marketing
Director, (514) 779-8868, myriam@dhc-art.org, www.dhc-art.org

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