Montreal, December 15, 2016There’s only one month left in La Biennale de Montréal’s run at the MAC! This is your last chance to take in the MAC’s must-see exhibition, showcasing art by the most influential contemporary artists in the world until January 15, 2017. With the holidays around the corner, the greatest visual creations have been collected under one roof in Montreal. What better time to come by the Musée with family or friends?

BNLMTL 2016 The Grand Balcony

With some 54 artists from 23 countries, BNLMTL 2016 The Grand Balcony offers Montrealers today’s most relevant and cutting-edge contemporary art. Visitors at the MAC can now see all-new works specially commissioned from some of the biggest names in art, such as Éric Baudelaire, Valérie Blass, Nicole Eisenman, Janice Kerbel, David Tretiakoff and Luc Tuymans.

The powerful creations on display at BNLMTL 2016 Le Grand Balcon will surprise and challenge both neophytes and aficionados. Designed and orchestrated by Belgian curator Philippe Pirotte, BNLMTL is THE must-see art show of Montreal’s cultural scene. People of all ages will discover an impressive array of artworks and media—film, painting, sculpture, photography—and experience a rewarding, unique event. According to La Presse, “La Biennale is a physical and spiritual experience. There is something to make everyone smile, dream, ponder, question and, even, react.”

BNLMTL 2016 Le Grand Balcon is presented by La Biennale de Montréal and co-produced with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Holiday Combos: family fun and singing at the MAC

The holidays are all about good times. So the MAC is bringing back its Holiday Combos to once again give visitors a chance to learn more about contemporary art and have some family fun. Learn and laugh as the Holiday Combos combine guided tours of BNLMTL with fun workshop activities. This year, visitors are offered Home on the Range, an activity inspired by Myriam Jacob-Allard’s Une voix me rappelle toujours. It’s a chance for visitors to don their finest cowboy hat and belt out a country ditty, karaoke-style. Wild West disguises, props and ambiance will bring out the cowboy in everyone. The Holiday Combos are offered every Sunday afternoon in December at 1:30 and 2:30, as well as December 28 and 29 and January 4 and 5. Y’all are invited. No reservations needed.

The Musée Collection: For Time Is the Longest Distance Between Two Places

A visit to the Musée during the holidays also provides art lovers with a chance to discover the all-new exhibition dedicated to the MAC’s permanent Collection: For Time Is the Longest Distance Between Two Places. Featuring about 20 of the 8,000-odd works from the Collection, the show is an expression of our need to define our relationship with time and space. Running until March 12, 2017, the exhibition—whose title is taken from The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams—juxtaposes the works of several artists, including Nicolas Baier, Patrick Bernatchez, Alain Paiement and Serge Tousignant.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has received funding from Québec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, under its program of support for permanent exhibitions.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a also place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection. They may feature every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.

About La Biennale de Montréal

The mission of La Biennale de Montréal is to foster, support, interpret and disseminate the most current visual arts practices by producing the biennial event BNLMTL. All of the initiatives of La Biennale de Montréal are premised on risk and experimentation. Its goal is to support daring, thought-provoking art practices and curatorial projects while offering the public a diversity of experiences.

Source and Information

Anne Dongois
T. 514 826-2050
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