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DES HORIZONS D'ATTENTE | RECENT ACQUISITIONS

DES HORIZONS D'ATTENTE | RECENT ACQUISITIONS

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February 10, 2021 to September 19, 2021

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Book

Until September 19, 2021.

This exhibition highlights the practices of twenty-one artists whose works, recently acquired by the Musée, are being shown here for the first time. They speak of political, feminist, social, aesthetic, material, conceptual, spiritual, ecological, poetic, linguistic and identity-related concerns specific to our time.

For several months now, we have been feeling an anticipation and uncertainty such as humanity has not known in a long time. Responsible as we are for a present burdened with ecological debts and social inequities, we have many legitimate expectations with regard to the future. And the potential that our actions hold is conditioned by the range of our experience and our horizon of expectation. It is not a matter of standing up to the crisis, but rather of seizing it to effect a transformation in ourselves. What we are going through must be an opportunity to reframe how we represent the world to ourselves in a significant way, more horizontally. These works provide us with the chance to reflect on the paradigm shift we are living through, as we move toward this necessary social and ecological transition.