“Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” Exhibition To Open In Montreal 2017

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Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

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.

Credit Due Department: By sprklgMusée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26317388

Two Of Dominique Boile’s Favorites From His Leonard Cohen Collection

Oil on canvas portrait of Leonard Cohen painted by Patricia Merrien about fifteen years ago

Oil on canvas portrait of Leonard Cohen painted by Patricia Merrien about fifteen years ago

French Gold Record award, based on a drawing by Leonard Cohen, for the 2001 Ten New Songs album. Originally presented to Kelley Lyrnch.

French Gold Record award, based on a drawing by Leonard Cohen, for the 2001 Ten New Songs album. Originally presented to Kelley Lynch.

Dominique BOILE, who has generously contributed many items from his extensive collection of Leonard Cohen clippings, recordings, and memorabilia to this site, accounts these two pieces among his personal favorites.

Note: Originally posted April 3, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere

oana3Note: This video was originally posted September 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the third in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. The preceding videos were

  1. Video: Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal
  2. Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

 

Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Trilogy – Part 3

Oana and Stefan Cajal, whose evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric write

We listened to ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES, the new LC’s incantatory illumination of our deeply wounded humanity and couldn’t resist making Him one early 80th birthday offering.

In fact, this work of ours is intended to be more like a COHENESQUE 80th BIRTHDAY LOOT BAG, to be given to people everywhere to take to their homes, to their hearts, souls and minds.

OUR “ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES, Chords of Salvation for People Everywhere”, Existentialist Pictovideo, is a tribute to Leonard Cohen, our Great Professor of Love, Art and Empathy. To our Great Professor of Vital Alchemy meant to transform Pain into Joy, and Desperation into a Song, a Poem, a Memory. Almost like the blues…

We are convinced that our visual rendition of LC’s quintessential message will find its way to people’s hearts everywhere.

We also strongly believe that the one predestined to completely decipher its graphic symbolism, is Leonard Cohen himself.

Happy early 80th Birthday, LC!

With translucent reverence ,

Oana and Stefan Cajal aka Hat Productions, aka planetary wonderers

Leonard Cohen Almost Like The Blues Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere
Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Trilogy – Part 3
Video by oana maria cajal

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

mariannevidNote: This video was originally posted Aug 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the second in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. This is the sequel to  Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal. The final video in the trilogy is Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere.

From Oana and Stefan Cajal:

“Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.” F.Scott Fitzgerald

The visuals in SO LONG MARIANNE, are my graphic art confessions about the dream and madness of youth. Paradigms of Essential Longing, conjuring LC’s beloved memories of his enchanted Island of Love and Inspired Verse.

They are Incantation Postcards to Leonard Cohen’s Youth, to my Youth, to your Youth, to everybody’s Youth.

I wish that, in our present world darkened by senseless pain and despair, Leonard Cohen ‘s message of love and empathy will travel far and bring a ray of light to those thirsty for beauty and hope.

I also wish we could offer the Troubadour of Longing, an unique gift for his 80th Birthday: THE ESSENTIAL LEONARD COHEN LONGING FELLOWSHIP! To be awarded annually to a bright, talented Longingner, to enable Him or Her to spent a month on the island of Hydra. Longing, dreaming, writing verse…

I hear from across Time, the voice of W.B.Yeats telling me:
“Take, if you must, this little Bag of Dreams, Unloose the cord and they would wrap You round”

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”
Prelude Nr.2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Video by oana maria cajal

Video: Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal

onana2

Note: This video was originally posted Aug 18, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the first in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. Update: See the second video of this trilogy at “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration and the third at Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere

Prelude Nr.1 to Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebrations

STRAIGHT FROM THE PALLID HORSE’S MOUTH (never before revealed):

“It was back then, at the Chelsea Hotel. Ecstasy blown curtains, sweaty death performing live in the Sky. The dark stairways shivering in bloody accords, the walls echoing unborn melodies. That night, back then, the scent of hidden love suddenly filled every inch of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, even the lobby of the hotel.” And only then, The Pallid Horse smiled, once again.

Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence
Video By oana maria cajal