Montreal museum exhibit will pay tribute to Leonard Cohen
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:17PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 25, 2016 3:49PM EDT
He is a musical icon and was born and raised in Montreal, and in time for the city’s 375th anniversary Leonard Cohen will have his own exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
The museum is planning to ask local and international artists who were inspired by Cohen’s vast canon to produce brand new pieces for the exhibit. Visual and performance artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers will all be tapped to take part in the project.
“Leonard Cohen has filled our collective imagination with thoughts and songs on a number of topics that touch us all as human beings,” said John Zeppetelli, the museum’s director and chief curator, in a statement.
The museum said Cohen himself is on board with the project, which is titled “Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything,” after a lyric from his song Anthem. It will open to the public in fall of next year.
In this Aug. 18, 2010 photo, singer Leonard Cohen performs open air at the Waldbuehne in Berlin. (AP Photo/DAPD, Kai-'Uwe Knoth)