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MAC Reopens Today — Prepare For The Most Visual Stimulation You've Had In Weeks (PHOTOS)

4 new exhibits will blow you away!
MAC Reopens Today — Prepare For The Most Visual Stimulation You've Had In Weeks (PHOTOS)

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.

Museums and cultural centres in Quebec were officially permitted to reopen as of February 8 after a hiatus. The MAC has four new exhibitions ready for your viewing pleasure.

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Vertigo Sea, a three-screen visual installation by John Akomfrah, uses BBC archives to contrast the beauty and the terror of the ocean. 

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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.

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Des horizons d'attente showcases 21 artists whose work speaks to the political, feminist, aesthetic and identity-related issues of our modern age.

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The pieces provoke visitors to reflect on the paradigm shift caused by COVID-19 and the opportunity for self-transformation that isolation brings. 

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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.

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The multidisciplinary exhibition includes visual art, a film program, a podcast series, essays and other publications. 

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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.

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