Montréal, February 9, 2016 — This coming February 27, for the thirteenth anniversary of Nuit blanche, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is offering a wide range of activities including three remarkable exhibitions and art workshops for all. Educators from the Musée team will also be on hand in the galleries to answer the public’s questions. The MAC will welcome festival-goers from 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 to 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 28. During this exhilarating evening, admission to the Musée will be free.

Ragnar Kjartansson

The 2016 edition of Nuit blanche will be the occasion to discover or rediscover the remarkable work of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. This exhibition—the artist’s first major show in Canada—will present three monumental video installations, The Visitors, A Lot of Sorrow and World Light. Kjartansson combines live performance with music to create manifestly romantic environments. He probes the tragicomic aspects of life in which sadness collides with happiness, horror with beauty, and drama with humour. An exhibition not to be missed!

New Discoveries and Other Obsessions

Selected by MAC Director and Chief Curator John Zeppetelli, this set of works marks his first exhibition chosen from the Collection held by the institution he has led for nearly three years. Enjoy stunning works by Chih-Chien Wang, Thomas Demand and Geneviève Cadieux.

L’Œil et l’Esprit

Designed by artist Geneviève Cadieux, this exhibition highlights the richness of the Musée’s Collection. Discover fascinating works by Matisse, Picasso, Van Dongen, Robert Doisneau and Emily Carr, among many others.

Art workshops – About Face

In the About Face workshop, the remarkably expressive drawing titled Surproduction, 1987, by Fabrice Hybert, presented in the exhibition L’Œil et l’Esprit, will prompt participants to create unconventional portraits through a spontaneous accumulation of invented motifs.

The MAC at night

Under festive red lighting, the MAC, located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, will shine bright like a ruby in the snow. A passionate shade of red for Nuit blanche.


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 Musée thanks them, as well as its partners Loto-Québec and Ubisoft. The MAC also thanks its media partner La Presse.

Source and Information

Anne Dongois
T. 514 826-2050
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