Cyprien Gaillard: Nightlife, 05 Mar 2020 — 03 May 2020
Exhibitions

Cyprien Gaillard: Nightlife

The remnants of colonial history seen in our contemporary landscape

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), 185 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada

“Nightlife” is a 3D film made by artist Cyprien Gaillard, in which the collision of sociopolitical realities gives rise to a stunningly beautiful narrative that unfolds to the accompaniment of words sung by Alton Ellis, one of the most expressive voices in the history of Jamaican music.
The film was shot entirely at night over two years in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Berlin, and tells a story of revolution, resistance and resilience. This project connects History and Nature by repositioning us in our power relations with respect to those two elements.
Presented several times since it was made in 2015, “Nightlife” is distinctive for its ability to engage us in a perceptual, critical and philosophical experience based on a telescoping of time, and it reframes the scars left by historical events.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Tue 11am – 6pm
Wed – Fri 11am – 9pm

Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon
T: +1 514 847 6226
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Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), 185 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada

ESTABLISHED
1964
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