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Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:17 pm
by jarkko
Eva Poola spoke with the MAC today, and got this information from them:
Vernissage for all those who bought special Bell Centre Tribute tickets (VIP ticket, Welcome pack)

Nov. 6 Monday: 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)
Nov. 7 Tuesday 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)

They do not need another ticket. They present their Bell Centre Concert ticket to gain admission to Museum!
I have emailed the concert organisers to get this confirmed - and also to find out what kind of document the Welcome Pack holders will need (the concert ticket doesn't say anything about the WP???)

There will also be another preview on November 8 for MAC members. Eva is going to post details.

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:09 pm
by Eva
I spoke with MAC today.

So, all those who have a MAC membership, MACARTE, they will receive an infolettre this week with an invitation to the Vernissage on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 18:00 - 23:00. Only members can attend, members cannot bring guests!

Some of you may not have received your MACARTE, but that will not be a problem, as long as you will have proof of your payment of the membership.
http://macm.org/en/general-information/macarte/

MACarte gives you unlimited access, for one or two years, to all the Musée’s exhibitions and the Nocturnes. MACarte is available at the ticket counter, the Musée Boutique and online.

Rate for one year: $45 CAD
Join here: http://macm.org/en/general-information/ ... r-macarte/

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:01 am
by mutti
Thanks Jarkko and Eva for the information.
Question: Are we able to go on both the 6th and 7th or only one of those days? Would be good to know.

Also I have a MAC carte but unfortunately will be leaving Montreal on the 8th. I called to ask if it is transferrable to someone else but it is not. Thought I'd give it a try.
Getting very very excited!
Thanks
Leslie

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:31 am
by rae
I just read this, it gives a bit more detail than I've read before. I didn't know that Leonard was involved with this himself.

Here's the credit. And I've pasted the text below in case some people can't easily access it.

http://nuvomagazine.com/magazine/autumn ... to-leonard

AN ODE TO LEONARD
An exhibition inspired by the late Canadian artist.

Writer Whitney Millar

It was an occasion of celebration, not mourning, that inspired the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal’s exhibition entitled Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything. The city was preparing for its 375th birthday, and the contemporary art museum’s director and chief curator, John Zeppetelli, thought, Who better to feature than Montreal’s own Leonard Cohen?

“Cohen is loved by both the French community and the Anglo community,” Zeppetelli explains. “He’s from the Jewish community of Montreal, he [was] also a Buddhist, a poet, a novelist.” For two years, Zeppetelli and co-curator, Victor Shiffman, planned the exhibit, sharing their concept with an approving Cohen: rather than it consisting of display cases of memorabilia, visual artists would create their own works in response to the singer-songwriter’s cultural contributions. But all did not go as planned when Cohen passed away in November of last year. Thus, the exhibition will take on a new significance when it opens on November 9.

The commissioned projects will investigate Cohen’s poetry and music in order to envelop visitors in all things Cohen. The Depression Box, from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, tackles the cliché of Cohen’s songs as anthems of despair, seating visitors in a solitary chamber where they watch Folman’s reality-bending animated film set to “Famous Blue Raincoat”, Cohen’s anthem of longing, depression, and loss. British Columbia–based duo Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller dissect Cohen’s writing with The Poetry Machine, an installation featuring a vintage Wurlitzer organ that elicits Cohen’s gravelly voice from surrounding speakers, reciting poems from his Book of Longing. Visitors can play one key at a time or a chord, which, says Zeppetelli, “will trigger a cacophony of Leonard voices.”

There will also, of course, be music. While the likes of the National and Sufjan Stevens have recorded exclusive covers for the exhibit, video artist Candice Breitz has instead turned to the everyman. She presents 18 Montreal citizens onscreen singing Cohen’s work a cappella, backed up by the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir. “It was a very specific call,” Zeppetelli says of the amateur performers. “We were after men, 65 years of age and over, who could sing the entire I’m Your Man album to camera.” The performers were encouraged to dress and sing however they wished—one man stands in a Cohen-esque fedora and suit; another sits in a pea green hoodie. Within the gallery, these individually filmed singers are brought together as a chorus of sorts in their ode to Cohen.

The number of contributing artists and the multitude of media speaks volumes about the scope of Cohen’s influence. “We fantasized about taking Leonard around the museum,” Zeppetelli says. “I think it would’ve been a beautiful, touching moment for him to see how relevant he was.”

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything is on at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal from November 9, 2017 until April 9, 2017.

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Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:36 pm
by jarkko
This was posted some days ago:
Vernissage for all those who bought special Bell Centre Tribute tickets (VIP ticket, Welcome pack)

Nov. 6 Monday: 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)
Nov. 7 Tuesday 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)

They do not need another ticket. They present their Bell Centre Concert ticket to gain admission to Museum!
This information Eva got from MAC has not been confirmed yet. There is only a small print about the VIP status on the concert ticket (on the right corner), nothing about the Welcome pack. We highly recommend that you also print the email receipt from Evenko (the confirmation you received from Evenko after you had reserved and paid the tickets). That email shows details of your purchase, including the VIP/Welcome pack.

We have tried to get a definitive answer to people's questions about where to pick up the packages and how to get to the Museum. Today we received the following information from the PR office of the Event:
We have been told that an email will go to VIP ticket holders on Tuesday with pick up and other instructions.
So we are looking forward to learning more about these topics on Tuesday. Anyway it will be best to print the Evenko receipt and take it with you - especially if you travel before Tuesday (The first Europeans are going to fly to Montreal tomorrow, on Sunday Oct 29)

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:57 am
by IrishAL
jarkko wrote:This was posted some days ago:
Vernissage for all those who bought special Bell Centre Tribute tickets (VIP ticket, Welcome pack)

Nov. 6 Monday: 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)
Nov. 7 Tuesday 12 - 17 (noon to 5 pm)

They do not need another ticket. They present their Bell Centre Concert ticket to gain admission to Museum!
This information Eva got from MAC has not been confirmed yet. There is only a small print about the VIP status on the concert ticket (on the right corner), nothing about the Welcome pack. We highly recommend that you also print the email receipt from Evenko (the confirmation you received from Evenko after you had reserved and paid the tickets). That email shows details of your purchase, including the VIP/Welcome pack.

We have tried to get a definitive answer to people's questions about where to pick up the packages and how to get to the Museum. Today we received the following information from the PR office of the Event:
We have been told that an email will go to VIP ticket holders on Tuesday with pick up and other instructions.
So we are looking forward to learning more about these topics on Tuesday. Anyway it will be best to print the Evenko receipt and take it with you - especially if you travel before Tuesday (The first Europeans are going to fly to Montreal tomorrow, on Sunday Oct 29)
Found this link to info about the exhibition

https://bnc.lt/gtCg/tbbTQK3lEH


Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:51 am
by mutti
Thank you Albert!
Leslie 8)

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm
by Mabeanie1
All I am getting is a link to an App which I have no intention of downloading. Does anyone have the full link for the info?

Thanks

Wendy

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:56 pm
by HugoD
Mabeanie1 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm
All I am getting is a link to an App which I have no intention of downloading. Does anyone have the full link for the info?

Thanks

Wendy
This would be the link. The website however is extremely slow

https://theculturetrip.com/north-americ ... 2265326516

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:12 pm
by Mabeanie1
Thanks!

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:00 pm
by OldIdeasAreTheBest
Sharon Robinson posted this on her Facebook page:

"We are pleased to announce that Sharon Robinson will be a featured artist in "Leonard Cohen : Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything" at MAC Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal on display starting November 9th."

I wonder what form her contribution will take.

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:49 pm
by MarieM
Here is the information for the VIP packages and Welcome Packages, including the museum preview info. Scroll down to read the letter that pertains to the package you purchased.


GOLD & SILVER VIP LOUNGE PACKAGES

Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Pre-show Lounge: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
After-show Lounge: 30 minutes from end of concert
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: La Mise au Jeu Restaurant [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Gold or Silver Package including one
commemorative laminate, one specially-designed Leonard Cohen lithograph and one
specially-designed merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package, and a
souvenir event poster.
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

VIP LOUNGE

La Mise au Jeu Restaurant
from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, during intermission and for 30 minutes after show
Hot and cold food
Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS

Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to arriving at
check-in.

EARLY ENTRY

Will begin at 6 PM
Clients must be checked-in and present at the VIP check-in area at 5:45PM
Latecomers will miss the early entry opportunity

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit


BRONZE VIP & VIP PREMIUM SEAT PACKAGES


Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne) [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Bronze or Premium Package
including one specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively
for the VIP package and a souvenir event poster.
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS

Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to arriving at
check-in.

EARLY ENTRY


Will begin at 6 PM
Clients must be checked-in and present at the VIP check-in area 5:45PM
Latecomers will miss the early entry opportunity

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit



WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL PACKAGE

Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne) [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Welcome to Montreal Package
including one commemorative laminate, one specially-designed Leonard Cohen
lithograph and one specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made
exclusively for the VIP package, a souvenir event poster and a souvenir programme (in
lieu of photo montage)
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS


Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:21 pm
by HugoD
This is very helpful, thank you very much!

At the airport now, leaving in a hour. Montreal here we come :D

Re: Preview to the MAC exhibition

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:37 pm
by Tchocolatl
The last day in Montréal.

Bono was here today.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/10 ... nard-cohen

and Nana yesterday.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/10 ... nard-cohen

(Google translation tool required for some)

The exhibition will travel now.
My guess is : soon many clones will be exhibited simultaneously in different cities.

I wish you well!