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The MAC takes part in the 32nd edition of FIFA

Montréal, February 27, 2014 — The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is pleased to be taking part in the 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), scheduled for this coming March 20 to 30, 2014. A FIFA partner since the Festival’s earliest days, the MAC is offering festival goers from near and far a range of exhibitions that will allow them to discover and appreciate the great diversity that characterizes contemporary art since 1940.

During the Festival, newly opened, must-see shows at the MAC are:

The Clock

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

Until this coming April 20, the MAC will be screening Christian Marclay’s video masterpiece The Clock. Winner of the Golden Lion, the top prize awarded by the prestigious Venice Biennale, in 2011, Marclay is one of today’s leading creative artists and is renowned for his mastery of image, sound and editing. With The Clock, he has created a captivating, sublime work that has already left its mark on his generation. This is a golden opportunity to experience the work, which is a montage of thousands of clips showing various timepieces, alarm clocks and watches, as well as actions and dialogues on the subject of time… all in real time! The Clock is organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Collages: Gesture and Fragments

This exhibition, planned to coincide with the presentation of The Clock, features works by artists who approach the notion of collage through different disciplines: painting, sculpture, photography and participatory art. More than any other artistic medium, collage reflects a desire to harvest images from the chaos of the everyday and exploit their poetic and critical potential. Collage artists absorb anything and everything into the visual field of their works, utilizing this juxtaposition and contextualization to address issues of the day.

Adrian Paci: Lives in Transit

Co-produced with Jeu de Paume, Paris, Lives in Transit presents video works and installations, along with sculptures and paintings, that examine such issues as identity and collective history within a context of migration. Paci is an Albanian-born artist with a steadily growing international reputation.

The MAC

Canada’s premier museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the MAC celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2014.

Located in the Quartier des Spectacles, in Montréal’s cultural hub, the MAC is open Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Acknowledgments

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 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 museum gratefully acknowledges their support and that of Collection Loto-Québec, the MAC’s principal partner. The MAC also thanks its media partner, La Presse+.


Source and Information

Head of Public Relations
Tel.: 514 847-6232

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