The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) reopens on February 10 and its current collections make for some thought-provoking and much-needed stimulation.
Vertigo Sea, a three-screen visual installation by John Akomfrah, uses BBC archives to contrast the beauty and the terror of the ocean.
It tells stories of slave ships, political prisoners cast at sea, polar bears, whale hunters and Olaudah Equiano — a freed slave from the Kingdom of Benin, who later becomes a British abolitionist and Arctic explorer.
Des horizons d'attente showcases 21 artists whose work speaks to the political, feminist, aesthetic and identity-related issues of our modern age.
The pieces provoke visitors to reflect on the paradigm shift caused by COVID-19 and the opportunity for self-transformation that isolation brings.
La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux brings together over 30 artists from the Greater Montreal area to explore how language can manifest in bodies, gestures and other materials.
The multidisciplinary exhibition includes visual art, a film program, a podcast series, essays and other publications.
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
Price: General admission is $15 for adults; Students pay $7
When: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 185, rue Sainte-Catherine O.