A musical sculpture at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) ?


A musical sculpture: this is what the exposition The Visitors by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson offers. The spectator is encircled by nine screens, on each of which is a musician playing in a different place. In an article in La Presse, critic Mario Cloutier describes the experience in the following words: “While walking around the installation or musical sculpture, visitors will experience the emotions transmitted by the musicians and the resonance of a unique and comforting performance, like being in a music box made of velvet and tenderness.” This original installation stimulates reflection on how audiences perceive an aesthetic experience and on how performance can exceed musical frontiers.


Article : http://querelles.ca/2016/02/24/expo-musee-dart-contemporain-ragnar-kjartansson-de-lordinaire-a-lextraordinaire/
Author : Sonia Reboul
Source : Querelles
The exhibition : http://www.macm.org/expositions/ragnar-kjartansson/
La Presse’s article : http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/arts-visuels/201603/04/01-4957304-ragnar-kjartansson-boite-a-musique.php

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