Edgar Arceneaux, 09 Apr 2020 — 14 Jun 2020
Exhibitions

Edgar Arceneaux

Montréal's Contemporary Art Museum presents a solo exhibition of the multidisciplinary Los Angeles-based artist Arceneaux

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

Born in Los Angeles in 1972, Edgar Arcenaux focuses his work around the concept of the memory, race and the relationship between history and the present.

The artist uses different medium such as sculpture, installation, performance and film work, in order to critically examine how combining different narratives complicates the constructions of knowledge. This process aims at symbolising the level of complexity of received histories.

The MAC presents two impactful works involving the viewer in a materially sophisticated way, both emotionally and psychologically. These two works are: “Until, Until, Until” (2015 – 1017), a video installation and live performance deconstructing a complex episode in recent American history; and the sculptural environment “The library of Black Lies” (2016), composed of a wooden shack whose labyrinthine interior contains mylar-backed shelving filled with books that appear to have been burnt or encrusted with sugar. The Library of Black Lies takes the viewer on a voyage through Arceneaux’s mind that also visits key moments in recent African-American history.

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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