Spectacular acquisitions at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - The Québec Triennial goes down in history

    MONTREAL, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Musée d'art contemporain, with the
generous support of its Foundation, has achieved yet another major coup this
summer by purchasing no fewer than 37 works by 24 artists participating in The
Québec Triennial. Taking its cue from the maxim that gave the show its title,
Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed, the Musée has
literally transformed the exhibition into collective Québec heritage by
acquiring a large number of the works displayed. And that's only the
beginning, since a good many of the pieces are currently on loan pending
eventual gifts, while others are in the process of being purchased.
    Musée Director Marc Mayer is especially proud of these acquisitions: "Not
only is the museum's Collection gaining works that have been unanimously
hailed by the media, but the museum is also providing concrete proof of its
commitment to Québec art." The new additions are:

    David Altmejd             Le Berger, 2008, sculpture
                              Le Dentiste, 2008, gift of the artist and
                               Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, sculpture
    Gwenael Bélanger          Tournis, 2008, video projection
    Valérie Blass             Etant donné, le Loris perché sur son socle
                               néo-classique, 2008, sculpture
    Anthony Burnham           Maquette of Wall and Floor, 2008, painting
    Patrick Coutu             Duo : Orbites IV, 2008, drawing
                              Duo : Grille 1, 2008, drawing
    Michel de Broin           Black Whole Conference, 2006, sculpture
    Raphaelle de Groot        Tous ces visages, 2007-2008, installation
    Manon De Pauw             Fantasmagorie lumineuse, 2008,
                               video installation
    Stéphane Gilot            Dernier baiser, 2006-2008, video
    Adad Hannah               On Location, 2008, photograph
                              Two Mirrors, 2008, video projection
    Isabelle Hayeur           Day Trading, 2006, photograph
    Bettina Hoffman           Emile 1 and 2, 2008, video projection
    Emanuel Licha             War Tourist in Auschwitz, 2008
                              War Tourist in Chernobyl, 2008
                              War Tourist in New Orleans, 2007
                              War Tourist in Sarajevo, 2005
                              War Tourist in the Suburbs of Paris, 2007,
                               colour videos
    Tricia Middleton          Factory for a Day, 1996-2008, installation
    Jonathan Plante           Mobile d'exposition, 2008, video
    David Ross                Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
                               (vide sanitaire): 223,200 seconds, 2008
                              Spring Hurlbut: 23,400 seconds, 2008
                              Thomas McIntosh/Emmanuel Madan:
                               691,200 seconds, 2008, photographs
    Chih-Chien Wang           Avellaneda, 2007-2008, video projection
    Etienne Zack              Marked, 2007, painting

    The Musée has also acquired all the videos produced as part of its 
special collaboration with Télé-Québec:

    Gwenael Bélanger          L'Hameçon, 2008
    Patrick Bernatchez        Pluton, 2008
    Louis-Philippe Eno        Sans titre, 2008
    Bettina Hoffman           Effleurer, 2008
    Charles Guilbert and
     Serge Murphy             Une flamme dans l'univers, 2008
    Manon Labrecque           Contagion, 2008
    Lynne Marsh               One-Minute Camera Opera, 2008
    Tricia Middleton          Déclins, 2008
    Yannick Pouliot           Je te veux, 2008
    Chih-Chien Wang           Broth 01, 2008

    It should be recalled that The Québec Triennial brings together
38 artists and collectives, and 135 works, in one of the most ambitious
exhibitions of contemporary Québec art ever and the largest exhibition in the
museum's history. This huge show, which takes up all of the museum's
galleries, runs through the summer until September 7, 2008.

    The Musée d'art contemporain is a provincially owned corporation funded
by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian
Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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For further information:

For further information: Danielle Legentil, Public Relations
Coordinator, (514) 847-6232, danielle.legentil@macm.org; Visual material
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