The MAC is pleased to announce its programming for 2018, which includes several wide-ranging exhibitions. For this final year in its current space before the significant transformation planned for the Musée in 2019, and on the heels of its Leonard Cohen show, the MAC will present three new exhibitions. First, visitors will have the opportunity to enter the universe of Mexican and Montréal artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, whose work will be showcased in a major solo exhibition. In the fall, the public will be invited to explore a retrospective of Françoise Sullivan, a multidisciplinary Québec artist and co-signatory of Refus global, and to view Manifesto, a multi-screen cinematic work by Julian Rosefeldt, starring Cate Blanchett.
In connection with the Françoise Sullivan and Julian Rosefeldt shows, the Musée will present a documentary exhibition (October 18, 2018 to January 20, 2019) consisting of original manifestos, including a number of the ones cited in Manifesto. Titled Manifestes (in French), the presentation will also feature local manifestos such as the famous Refus Global, co-signed by Françoise Sullivan.
Pictures for an Exhibition will also be represented with two new shows this year: The Prophets (April 6 to August 26, 2018), with works by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, as well as Josef Albers, Jack Bush, Sol LeWitt and Jana Sterbak, and Alone Together (May 16 to August 26, 2018), featuring works by Sarah Anne Johnson, Graeme Patterson, Jon Rafman and Jeremy Shaw.
With this programming, the MAC intends to maintain its forward impetus by offering “powerful and probing exhibitions that are a continuing manifestation of the museum’s core commitment to presenting the most exciting and relevant home-grown and international art,” says John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator.