Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This coming March 2, for the
tenth anniversary of Nuit blanche, the Musée d'art contemporain de
Montréal (MAC) is offering a wide range of activities: four
exhibitions, tours and art workshops for La Petite Nuit blanche, tastings of cocktails and treats, and an evening that will hop to the
beat of Danses à 10 taking visitors on a journey all the way from Argentina to Africa and
back, via the Caribbean and Brazil.
This year, the MAC has called on music director and percussionist Luc
Boivin (Belle et Bum and l'École de Percussions Métissage Luc Boivin)
to put together a program worthy of this tenth anniversary, with
artists that will heat up the joint as they show us their impressive
moves. Percussionists will pound out the beat to which dancers will
perform highly entertaining Danses à 10. To the sound of djembes, cajons, darbukas and other, invented
percussion instruments, you'll be transported to a world of
cross-cultural experience and high spirits.
Festival goers can also enjoy two brand-new exhibitions and a multimedia
work, all newly unveiled at the MAC. Laurent Grasso. Uraniborg, the product of a joint initiative by the Musée d'art contemporain de
Montréal and the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris, is the artist's first
major exhibition in Québec or anywhere in Canada, and the largest ever
held in North America. Faux Indices by Lynne Cohen features forty works by this internationally renowned
photographer, most of them recently produced. And in our continuing
Projections series, Jonathas de Andrade's film 4 000 Disparos is the inaugural Canadian presentation of the work of this Brazilian
artist. Finally, the MAC is also presenting A Matter of Abstraction, a permanent exhibition showcasing 110 works from the Musée collection
that form a priceless public heritage.
La Petite Nuit blanche
Because the Nuit also belongs to early birds, the MAC is offering
families, and everyone else, a Petite Nuit blanche from 6 to 9 p.m. On the program: visits to the exhibitions, with
educators from the Musée team on hand in the galleries; art workshops;
stars of the metro, presented by the STM, who will add atmosphere to
the evening; and tastings of cocktails (in alcoholic and non-alcoholic
versions) and other treats. The art workshop (age four and up), titled Star-Studded, invites participants to draw inspiration from Laurent Grasso's work
called 1610 III to create a constellation of stars that will light up the museum.
Length: 1 hour.
Throughout the Nuit
To keep the night owls happy, Nuit blanche will run at the MAC until 3
in the morning. Activities scheduled: visits to the exhibitions;
educators on hand in the galleries; Danses à 10 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; tastings of cocktails and other treats; and
illumination of the building all night long, in partnership with the
Quartier des Spectacles. Enough to make you forget all about the cold!
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is located at 185, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC, H2X 3X5 - Place-des-Arts metro. Open for Nuit blanche à Montréal from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Musée
Boutique will be open from 6 p.m. till midnight. The restaurant Le
Contemporain is one of the Fifty Finest Tables of the 14th edition of
Montréal en lumière. Information: 514 847-6226.
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.
SOURCE: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal