According to Major Leonard Cohen Exhibition To Debut in Montreal (Canadian Art: March 24, 2016),
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is organizing a major exhibition on the life, work and influence of Leonard Cohen.
The exhibition “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” is due to travel internationally following its premiere in Montreal in 2017.
This multidisciplinary exhibition will include brand-new works commissioned from local and international artists who have been inspired by Cohen’s style and themes.
Film, performance, visual art, music and the written word are all genres to be included in the tribute.
The exhibition is presented as part of Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, which will take place in fall 2017.
From the press release,
Through his poems and his music and lyrics, Cohen touches a huge audience and influences countless artists across all disciplines and generations around the world. The exhibition is an homage to this global star and touchstone of Montréal culture.
Created exclusively for the MAC for the occasion, this multidisciplinary exhibition will allow the Musée to offer the public a collection of brand-new works commissioned from and created by local and international artists who were inspired by the great master’s style and recurring themes. These artists represent the visual arts, performance art, music, the written word and film, thus providing visitors with a dynamic, participative and immersive experience. Leonard Cohen will be part of the programming for the celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary.