Montréal, August 31, 2015 — To allow as many visitors as possible to come and enjoy its exhibitions David Altmejd – Flux and Jon Rafman, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is offering its first Nocturne of the fall season, on September 11, and extending its hours on September 12 and 13. Open since this past June 20, the exhibitions David Altmejd – Flux and Jon Rafman have been the summer highlight at the MAC and have garnered countless superlative reviews and comments, generating tremendous public enthusiasm for these two outstanding Montréal artists.

Nocturne on September 11: The Musée is all yours!

On Friday, September 11, all those attending the Nocturne can take over the museum from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., visiting or revisiting the two temporary exhibitions on display, as well as the two shows that delve into works in the Musée Collection. The Nocturne also remains an ideal opportunity to listen to DJs with different stylings, meet with the exhibition curators, join in the art workshops, nibble on light bites and have a drink with friends. On offer:

Throughout the evening

  • Access to the four current exhibitions until 2 a.m.
  • DJs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Nils Fluck, Jonah Leslie and Seychell)
  • Art workshop Little Giants, inspired by the work of David Altmejd
  • Bar service and light bites

Interactive tours

To give visitors valuable insight into the current exhibitions, four tours will be offered during the Nocturne. Conducted in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, these tours allow an exchange of thoughts and ideas about the shows.

  • Schedule: 7:30  / 8:00 / 8:30 / 9:00 p.m.
  • Meeting point: entrance to the David Altmejd exhibition

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., educators will also be on hand in the galleries to answer visitors’ questions.

September 12 and 13: late closing hours at the MAC

On Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, the MAC is extending its hours and will stay open till midnight to give an even larger audience a chance to explore the worlds of artists David Altmejd and Jon Rafman. Visitors will be able to see for themselves how “two Québec artists at the MAC are making a splash,” as Le Devoir journalist Jérôme Delgado put it.

David Altmejd – Flux

Considered one of today’s most talented artists on the international scene, David Altmejd creates an organic yet phantasmagorical world that combines various forces of decay and regeneration in a fantastical life cycle. Don’t miss The Flux and the Puddle, a key work in the show and the inspiration behind its title. It brilliantly sums up the main motifs and subjects that fill Altmejd’s unique and powerful imagination.

Jon Rafman and Internet subcultures

Part anthropologist, part archivist, Jon Rafman brilliantly and passionately explores the subcultures that people the Internet, probing the distinction between virtual and real. He describes himself as “deeply humanistic,” interested in the effects of technology and its obsolescence, and in the artificiality of the digital world, which he thinks indicates a current “fed-up” attitude toward the real world.

Writing about these two exhibitions, Éric Clément of La Presse got straight to the point: “Spectacular sculptures for the retrospective by the first artist [Altmejd]. Stunning video installations and works by the second artist [Rafman]–a double bill not to be missed on any account!”

To sum up

Friday, September 11 – Nocturne – from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, September 12 – from 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, September 13 – from 10 a.m. to midnight


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 its principal partner, Collection Loto-Québec. The MAC also thanks its media partners La Presse, Cogeco and PACART Transport Québec.

Source and Information

Anne Dongois
T. 514 826-2050
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